Cañon Blanco Two-Day
Dates: April 13-14, 20-21, 26-27 *Weekends into May, as water flows last*
PARTICIPANTS: No prior experience necessary and we welcome rafters and kayakers of 12 years of age and older. We ask that participants be prepared for the rigors of rafting/kayaking for a full day, camping, hiking, and possible swimming.
CRAFT: Oar rafts, paddleboat, and inflatable kayaks will be available options for this trip.
COST: Adult(12 and older): $299.00 50% Deposit Required
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.
After leaving the steep valleys of the most southern point of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, the Upper Pecos River flows through a little known section of whitewater through a remote high desert canyon called “Cañon Blanco”, or “White Canyon”, named by Spanish settlers for the layer of white Glorieta Sandstone that comprises most of the canyon.
Cañon Blanco is a fantastic New Mexico secret that offers whitewater, wilderness, and breathtaking high desert scenery. As an added bonus, the steep gradient, intermittent flows, and wilderness campsites keep this section of river under the radar, meaning it is highly unlikely that we will see any other people on the river!
Far Flung Adventures is the only company to offer guided trips on this incredible resource, and in being so are proud and excited to accompany you on this trip of a lifetime!
Pecos River: Cañon Blanco Dates:
April: 13-14, 20-21, 26-27
May: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
*Weekends into May, as water flows last*
The first 4 people to book before March. 1st can save 10% using promo code “pecos”
*All itineraries are tentative and subject to changes due to weather, water levels, and unforeseen and/or uncontrollable circumstances. Sit back and relax, its a river trip!
All participants will plan to arrive at our rendezvous point in Santa Fe, New Mexico on the day of the trip. We will then take 30 minute drive to Villanueva State Park, where we will prepare our boats, go over some preliminary river safety information, and get on the river.
After getting on the river we will make our way downstream and into uninhabited stretches of high desert wilderness. The Pecos River will provide some lively class II-III(IV) rapids and we will keep an eye out for any other potential hazards to navigation such as downed trees and the like. We will make our way down to a nice riverside camp and enjoy a beautiful, crisp New Mexican evening complete with campfire camaraderie and starry skies!
After a leisurely morning and a hot breakfast we will shove off through the deepening Pecos canyon. Enjoy views of the distant mountains as we zip around corners and encounter more class II-III(IV) rapids! Once we reach our take out at Anton Chico we will have a scenic 1 hr 15 min drive back to Santa Fe through spring time rural northern New Mexico.
Lodging and Airport Shuttle:
We will plan to arrive back in Santa Fe in the afternoon after we get off the river. We will say our final goodbyes, and those that have their own cars will depart. If you have flown and are looking for a hotel, there are many hotels in Santa Fe that offer anairport shuttle. We are happy to help with your lodging reservations if you wish. Please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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***
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: