SEASON: April 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: $54.00 Child: $44.00 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.
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.
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, and a lush riverside habitat. 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.
Our March and April trips will meet at 11:00am at the Far Flung Adventures Boathouse on the north side of Taos or at 12:00pm at the Pilar Yatch Club 15 miles south of Taos. (See Meeting Places here or in your confirmation email) Please choose 11am departure if using online checkout and we will follow up with a phone call and arrange which time and place works best for you.
We meet at Pilar Cafe, located 16 miles south of Taos, New Mexico, on State Highway 68-mile marker 28), at 8:30 A.M. or 12:30 P.M.