Project Description

Scenic Half Day Float


  • SEASON: March 1 – September 30

  • PARTICIPANTS:  We welcome first-time rafters 4 years of age and older.  You should be in normal good health.  Guides will do the navigating in oar-powered rafts or paddle boats may be requested for those who would like to participate.

  • CRAFT:  Most groups go in a paddle boat, but for those who do not wish or are unable to, the guides may also do the navigating in oar-powered rafts. You may also request an inflatable kayak if you are looking to amp up the adventure level.

  • COST: Adult: $65.00   Child: $52.00   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.

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Sample Itinerary

This Rio Grande rafting trip traverses the calm oxbows of the Orilla Verde National Recreation Area. The open canyon allows scenic views of towering basalt cliffs, high desert ecosystems, a lush riverside habitat, Class II rapids, and swimming.

Several Class II rapids occur throughout the outing, in between calm stretches perfect for swimming. We float through the village of Pilar, New Mexico where we will observe a quiet zone to minimize the impact of our passage through this historic, small New Mexico community.

We meet at Pilar Cafe, located 16 miles south of Taos, New Mexico, on State Highway 68-mile marker 28), at 8:15 A.M. or 12:15 P.M.