SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) lessons now available. At the New Wave HQ, on the river at Embudo
Our latest Testimonial:
I wish to send out my gratitude to you and your staff. Not only was BEN the best river guide for our family he was FUN
We had a wonderful morning on the river, on July 25 2012, with Ben showing the children some huge frogs and explaining other river life. The boys really thought he was silly, that's hard to please 3 boys from ages 6-12 but Ben held his own and was a favorite for the trip. his name even made it into a postcard to grandma and hopefully on our screen saver once we decide which photo to purchase.
Also, the lunch was so far my expectations on the river. We expected premade sandwiches but NO WAY. Ben got all these cool tools and tables and made a spread any creating company would be proud to feature on their outdoor selections. Only wish we had a camera to show everyone the great spread we were given to prepare tasty lunches. Our tummies were filled to the top for the last leg of our tour with Ben.. Thanks again for all you and your staff did to create a wonderful memory for our family.
Susie & Paul Baringer
with Sebastian, Bryce and Pierce
“Wild and Scenic” describes the Rio Grande and Rio Chama of northern New Mexico, the sites of the best of New Mexico Rafting, and is the designation conferred on these two magnificent rivers by the U.S. Congress. The Rio Grande thunders in the depths of a precipitous gorge, with wild rapids boxed in by sheer cliffs, while the Rio Chama flows sedately through a canyon of multi-hued sandstone and stands of tall Ponderosa pine. To protect these rivers, use is limited.
New Wave's New Mexico rafting summer starts with the first rush of snowmelt water, in April. This is the beginning of the white knuckles boating season, with big waves, fast water and lots of action, lasting usually through mid-summer. Air and water temperatures, initially cool, warm rapidly, with summer heat arriving by late May. Declining water levels in mid-summer usher in our more playful sporting season, where we weave our smaller rafts and funyaks in and out of the boulders that, only a few weeks before, made big waves. Swimming, raft surfing and other antics make this time of year the most fun for families
New Wave News
SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) lessons now available, on our new larger (NRS Baron model) boards. Right at the NWR riverside site, at Embudo.
Come help us celebrate the very recent designation of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, which extends from the state line in the north down through the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, upstream of Pilar.
VIDEOS: Click on this link: www.youtube.com/user/NewWaveRafting
or, find this video (and others) under "Trips", above.
New Wave Rafting Company offers Santa Fe rafting trips, Taos rafting trips and Albuquerque rafting trips for all ages and skill levels, every day of the week, from March 28 through September 2, 2013.
The Taos Box of the Rio Grand
This full-day trip traverses 16 miles of wilderness gorge, encountering demanding rapids guaranteed to get you wet. This is our most exciting trip and is NOT for the timid. Usually available late April through late July.
The Rio Grande Racecourse
This half-day trip features an action-packed five miles of moderate whitewater perfect for beginners, with morning and afternoon departures. Available all season. Funyaks available at no extra cost. Just ask.
The Rio Grande Gorge
This full-day trip combines a morning scenic float with an exciting afternoon of whitewater on the Racecourse. This trip is ideal for families. Available all season. Funyaks available at no extra cost. Just ask.
The New Wave 'No Wave' Family Float
For those with young children or aged family members, this morning half-day float (with lunch) is just the ticket. Since it accompanies the above full-day trip, some family members can go the whole way, with the floaters getting off after lunch. Available all season.
Rio Chama Wilderness 3-Day
This trip floats 30 miles through canyons of vividly colored sandstone. Please call for availability.
Rio Chama 1-Day (New)
A super scenic trip through red rock scenery, with mild to moderate rapids. Minimum 4 persons.
Your host, Kathy Miller, the most experienced
woman guide on the Rio Grande!