Colorado River Symposium, Rio Grande Racecourse

Join us September 23 for New Mexico’s Favorite Half-Day Whitewater Adventure!



September 23


The Rio Grande Race Course is well suited for families and first-timers and we welcome river rafters of all ages and abilities, with a minimum age of 6 years old. You should be in normal good health and prepared for the moderate exertion of paddling and possible swimming.


Paddle boats will be the standard on this stretch of river, but oar boats are available upon request. Inflatable kayaks are available if you are looking to amp up the adventure level.


Adult: $66.00   Child(6-11): $54.00  50% Deposit Required


Easy to Moderately Challenging

Cancellation Policy

Reservation cancellation more than 2 weeks before trip date receives a refund minus 10% of trip cost. Less than two weeks before trip date forfeits deposit. A cancellation within 24hrs or a “no-show” on the day of the trip will result in full-payment and forfeit any refund.


  • Fun and Exciting Class III Rapids
  • Transport to and from Santa Fe
  • Family Friendly
  • Wildlife Viewing



You will be picked up on site in Santa Fe at 12:30pm, transported to the river, and be brought back to Santa Fe by 6:30pm.

River Trip:

Gear up and get ready for New Mexico’s favorite half-day Class III whitewater adventure. This exciting 3-hour tour is our most popular half-day trip, and is perfectly suited to families, groups, first-timers, and those of all ages and abilities!

Inflatable Kayaking:

For those looking to take things a notch up to a slightly more active and adventurous level the Racecourse is a great trip for inflatable kayaking! Paddle the whole time or take turns with other members of your party that are in a raft.


This custom tour will meet at the El Dorado hotel at 12:30pm on September 22. From there we will transfer guests to the Rio Grande outside of Taos for a fun and exciting 3-hour on the Rio Grande Racecourse section. Once at the river, guests will be given all necessary safety and rafting equipment and will receive a safety speech covering the river rafting and paddling techniques needed to navigate the fun and exciting Class I-III rapids downstream! Your group will splash and paddle through rapids with names like Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole.

You can also expect some short educational on-water lectures and an educational component to the experience.



Limited Space, book now!

Join us for an adventure that you will never forget!

Have any questions? Contact us!

(575) 758-2628

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

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