Middle Box Fly Fishing Camp Floats

The Southern Rockies have a best kept fishing secret. Let us take you there!

AT A GLANCE

Season

April 1 – Nov 1

Participants

We welcome rafters and anglers of all ages on this trip. We ask that you be prepared for a one-mile downhill hike on a rough but maintained trail and days of walking, wading and possible boulder hopping while fishing.

Craft

Anglers will ride in and fish from oar boats. Gear will be carried in a separate gear raft.

Cost

Two-Day: Adult: $1600

Three-Day: Adult: $1999

50% Deposit Required

Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation more than two-weeks in advance will result in a full refund minus 10% of total trip cost; A cancellation within two weeks will result in a 50% refund of total trip cost; A cancellation within one week will result in a 25% refund of total trip cost; “no-show” on the day of the trip will void any refund.

Highlights

  • Dramatic Canyon Scenery
  • Pristine Fishery
  • Wilderness Camping
  • Far Flung Exclusive

Overview

The Rio Grande’s middle box section is a phenomenal fishery that is under essentially no pressure. With no other multi-day guide service on the market and the difficulty of access, it is unlikely that we will see any other fishermen during our three days in the canyon.

The wilderness in the middle box is some of the most pristine in New Mexico, offering fantastic wildlife sightings of large birds of prey, river otters and herds of big horn sheep. There is also some great human history, as we will float by the crumbling hideout of an early 20th century horse thief, an abandoned mining site, and two fantastic and seldom visited archeological sites.

Itinerary

Experience this world-class multi-day camping and fly fishing adventure through the Middle Box section of the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. This trip is a collaborative effort between Far Flung Adventures and the pros at Taos Fly Shop. Taylor Streit, owner of Taos Fly Shop, is a long time Taos local and a Fly Fishing Hall of Fame member who has fished waters from Alaska to Patagonia, and he considers this stretch of breathtaking and isolated river among the greatest he has ever been on.

Day 1:

The trip will begin by meeting at our office, the Far Flung Boathouse, on the north side of Taos. From there we will shuttle up to the Cebolla Mesa trailhead in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and meet the packers who will help us to carry our gear down into the heart of the Wild Rivers natural area and the put in for the Middle Box, a pristine and little known gem of the northern Rio Grande.  After arriving at the river’s edge your fly fishing guide will get you started on hooking into some of the biggest fish that the southern Rockies have to offer. You will take your time fishing while our guides from Far Flung float downstream and get camp set up. Be prepared to arrive to beautiful camp at the bottom of a breathtaking canyon, take a seat next to a crackling fire with the beverage of your choice, enjoy a hot multi-course meal, and reminisce on the great stories from the day.

Day 2:

Your day will begin as leisurely as you like…but we assume you will probably be up at the crack of dawn to go fishing! The Far Flung guides will cook up a hot breakfast and break down camp while fish. Once back on the river it will be slow paced and designed for you to have time to stop and fish all the best holes. We will take out at John Dunn Bridge that afternoon and it will be about a 20 minute drive back to our office and your vehicle.

Dates and Discounts

The Rio Chama is runnable March thru October, with the main season being May thru August. The watercraft used for your trip can vary depending on date, time of year and dam releases. Weekend trips in the summer are guaranteed to be doable in rafts. Due to dam releases our spring, fall and mid-week trips may be inflatable kayak and canoe trips depending on water flow.

Season: March-October

Custom Dates Available for groups of 4 or more

Scheduled Weekend Launches:

May: 21/22

June: 18/19, 25/26

July: 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 30/31

August: 6/7, 20/21, 27/28

Mid-Week Trips

Available March thru October. Due to the schedule of dam releases they are most commonly done as canoe and kayak trips.

Camp Scene/Gear

Get ready to pitch a tent, sling a hammock, throw down a pad, and relax! Every day we will prepare and serve you a delicious riverside lunch, not limited to, but often including an array of home-roasted sandwich meats and homemade dips and salsas (see some of our recipes here). In addition, our camp dinners and breakfasts are a classic staple of the Far Flung experience, as 40 years in business has not only taught us the principles of reading white-water…but also of cooking and camp ambiance!

***Please let us know ahead of time about any allergies or special food requirements***

Camp Gear:

Following is a list of required and recommend items for this three-day camping excursion. You will also receive this list as part of your confirmation email. As part of the trip we will provide waterproof drybags for all of your personal items and camp chairs for fireside relaxation and enjoyment. Tents, pads and sleeping bags are not included though if needed we provide a sleep kit (1 two man tent, 1 sleeping bag and sleeping pad) for an additional $12/night.

Please click here to look at a more in-depth list of required and recommended camp gear:

Going Camping? Here’s what you’ll need.

BOOK TWO-DAY
Itinerary

Our three-day trip will follow the same course as the two-day, but with even more time for fishing! Given the difficulty of access, we highly recommend the longer experience – you won’t regret it!

Day 1:

The trip will begin by meeting at our office, the Far Flung Boathouse, on the north side of Taos. From there we will shuttle up to the Cebolla Mesa trailhead in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and meet the packers who will help us to carry our gear down into the heart of the Wild Rivers natural area and the put in for the Middle Box, a pristine and little known gem of the northern Rio Grande.  After arriving at the river’s edge your fly fishing guide will get you started on hooking into some of the biggest fish that the southern Rockies have to offer. You will take your time fishing while our guides from Far Flung float downstream and get camp set up. Be prepared to arrive to beautiful camp at the bottom of a breathtaking canyon, take a seat next to a crackling fire with the beverage of your choice, enjoy a hot multi-course meal, and reminisce on the great stories from the day.

Day 2:

Your day will begin as leisurely as you like…but we assume you will probably be up at the crack of dawn to go fishing! The Far Flung guides will cook up a hot breakfast and break down camp while fish. Day two will be spent fishing the along the grassy banks (easy walking!) and pristine waters just 2 miles downstream from our night one campsite. Depending on flows we will either float downstream to a second gorgeous camp or just stay at our already set up campsite from night one.

Day 3:

Day three will require that we make a few more river miles than the previous two days, so after a morning of fishing we will load up the rafts and cruise down river, fishing from the boats and stopping at the choicest fishing spots. Later that afternoon we will take out at John Dunn Bridge and it will be about a 20 minute drive back to our office and your vehicle.

Dates and Discounts

The Rio Chama is runnable March thru October, with the main season being May thru August. The watercraft used for your trip can vary depending on date, time of year and dam releases. Weekend trips in the summer are guaranteed to be doable in rafts. Due to dam releases our spring, fall and mid-week trips may be inflatable kayak and canoe trips depending on water flow.

Season: March-October

Custom Dates Available for groups of 4 or more

Scheduled Weekend Launches:

May: 21/22

June: 18/19, 25/26

July: 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 30/31

August: 6/7, 20/21, 27/28

Mid-Week Trips

Available March thru October. Due to the schedule of dam releases they are most commonly done as canoe and kayak trips.

Camp Scene/Gear

Get ready to pitch a tent, sling a hammock, throw down a pad, and relax! Every day we will prepare and serve you a delicious riverside lunch, not limited to, but often including an array of home-roasted sandwich meats and homemade dips and salsas (see some of our recipes here). In addition, our camp dinners and breakfasts are a classic staple of the Far Flung experience, as 40 years in business has not only taught us the principles of reading white-water…but also of cooking and camp ambiance!

***Please let us know ahead of time about any allergies or special food requirements***

Camp Gear:

Following is a list of required and recommend items for this three-day camping excursion. You will also receive this list as part of your confirmation email. As part of the trip we will provide waterproof drybags for all of your personal items and camp chairs for fireside relaxation and enjoyment. Tents, pads and sleeping bags are not included though if needed we provide a sleep kit (1 two man tent, 1 sleeping bag and sleeping pad) for an additional $12/night.

Please click here to look at a more in-depth list of required and recommended camp gear:

Going Camping? Here’s what you’ll need.

BOOK THREE-DAY

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!

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Join us for an adventure that you will never forget!

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(575) 758-2628

info@farflung.com

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