|Taos Junction rapid, in high water (approx. 4000 cfs)|
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The Taos Box of the Rio Grande »
This full-day river trip traverses 16 miles of wilderness gorge, encountering demanding rapids guaranteed to get you wet. This is our most exciting river trip and is NOT for the timid. Participants must be mentally and physically prepared to paddle in earnest and assist in their own rescue in the event of a "swim" or flip (Class 4/Difficult, Class 5/Very Difficult, in high water). The Box season begins in April, with the highest flows usually occuring around early June. Minimum age is 12.
The Rio Grande Racecourse »
This half-day river trip features an action-packed 5 miles of moderate white water (Class 3/Moderate, Class 4/Difficult in high water) perfect for beginners. This is our most popular rafting adventure. Minimum age is 6 (minimum age is higher in high water).
NOTE: Many Santa Fe guests combine the Racecourse half-day trip with a visit to Taos, either before or after their trip. One can make a loop by returning to Santa Fe via the very scenic "high road", which passes through a number of old Spanish villages that sit at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
This full-day river trip combines a morning scenic float with an exciting afternoon of whitewater on the Racecourse. This trip is ideal for families. The Rio Grande Gorge trip meets at the County Line at 10:30 AM, and finishes there at approximately 4 PM.
Adults: $ 89.95
Child 6-11 years or Group of 6-24: $ 76.46
Group of 25+: $ 71.96
For those with young children or aged family members, this half-day float trip is just the ticket. It accompanies the above full-day trip, which allows the whole family to spend the morning and lunch time together, with the floaters getting off after lunch while the rest of the family gets to do the rapids. The No Wave Float trip meets at the County Line at 10:30 AM, and finishes at Quartzite site at approximately 1:30 PM. Your car will have been left at Quartzite site as we drove up in the morning. If others in your party are continuing through the Racecourse rapids, you can observe and photograph the action from highway pull-outs, and then await them at the County Line take-out.
Adults: $ 49.95
Child 6-11 years or Group of 6-24: $ 42.46
Child 4 or 5 years: $ 24.98
This 3-day trip floats 30 miles through canyons of vividly colored sandstone and forests of magnificent Ponderosa pines.
$ 399.95 .
Rio Chama 1-day (NEW)
A full-day trip through a very scenic sandstone area, with large cottonwoods on riverside. Minimum 4 persons. Call to reserve. $ 115 Adults, $ 97.75 Children 6 to 11
Fly-fishing float trips for trout, bass and great northern pike on the Rio Grande, provided in conjunction with our affiliate, The Reel Life, Santa Fe's Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing shop. Spin/baitcasting fishermen also welcome. Lunch is included.
Rate: $ 300.000, one person; $ 350.00, two persons.
Powerline Falls, on the Taos Box run