Next Generation Water Summit Day Trip

A friendly and beautiful float trip through the sandstone cliffs of Georgia O’Keefe country.



June 13th, 2023


We welcome participants of all ages and abilities. All participants should be of average health and prepared for paddling and possible swimming.

Please Bring

water shoes, water bottle, hat sunscreen, a bathing suit and a dry change of clothes for after the hot springs.


Adult: $149/person

50% deposit required to confirm reservation



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 “no-show” on the day of the trip will void any refund. Please feel free to call us at any time with questions.


  • Tranquil Southwest Scenery
  • High Desert Sandstone Cliffs
  • Fun and Splashy Class II Rapids
  • Riverside Lunch


River Trip:

The Rio Chama day stretch is one of northern New Mexico’s most popular family friendly river section. This trip is great for families and groups looking for a scenic wilderness day float in one of the most beautiful and iconic areas in the Southwest. This 8-mile stretch begins beneath a secluded Benedictine monastery and ends just above Abiquiu Reservoir, where this silty desert river rolls to a halt among the rainbow cliffs of this remote four-corners location.Trips meet at 9:00 AM at Bode’s General Store in Abiquiu, NM. After a scenic drive along the multi-hued sandstone cliffs of what we like to call “Georgia O’Keeffe country”, we will launch near the Christ in the Desert Monastery in a wide high-desert valley. Guests can expect fantastic scenery, fun and splashy class II whitewater and a delicious riverside lunch. After a great day on the water,we will take out at Big Eddy river access point at the head of Abiquiu Reservoir and plan to have you back to your vehicles around 4pm

Next Generation:

Localizing CA Waters Rio Chama Rafting Workshop

Explore prior to the conference June 13th and tour the canyon country of the Rio Chama in northern New Mexico with water leaders and participants from around the arid west.   This Localizing CA Waters workshop as part and partnership with the Next Generation Water Summit, will discuss watershed toolkits and their intersection and relevance on water policy for rivers in the arid west.  Various stops will include touring restoration sites, local hydrology, water toolkit demonstrations as relates to recent climatic and water level events in the Rio Chama.

Location: Abiquiu, New Mexico (meeting at Bode’s General Store)

Date:  June 13th, 2023, 9am-4pm

Localizing CA Waters Facilitators:  Martha Davis, Regina Hirsch with additional hydrology professionals



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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