We welcome beginners and experts on this paddleboard float down our Scenic half-day section. The Class I-II rapids of this stretch will take on new meaning as you navigate your way through them on your own SUP.
The safe and easy Class I-II rapids of this stretch will take on new meaning as you navigate your way through them on your own SUP. Take in the views as you float through the large, open canyon, allowing scenic views of towering basalt cliffs, high desert ecosystems, and a lush riverside habitat.
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. After meeting, we will load up in our van and head to our put-in, located several miles up the river. We will provide you will all necessary safety equipment as well as instructions on how to correctly maneuver your paddleboard.
From there, it will be a relaxing float through the meanders and splashes of the Orilla Verde section, known for its tranquility, wildlife viewing, and birding opportunities. The large, open canyon allows scenic views of the towering basalt cliffs, high desert ecosystems, and a lush riverside habitat.
After working up such an appetite on the trip we will provide a post-trip snack, including Maria’s famous homemade salsa (see our recipe here). People come back just for the salsa!