Rio Chama Float and Soak

Experience the best of Northern New Mexico with a Chama float and a visit to Ojo Caliente hot springs



April – October


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 $199.00   Child (under 12) $175.00   50% Deposit Required

4 person or $600 minimum



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.


  • High Desert Sandstone Cliffs and Scenery
  • A visit to the famous Ojo Caliente Hot Springs
  • Riverside Lunch


Join us on this full day trip that will take you from our offices at the base of the tree laden Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Taos to the desert sandstone cliffs at the heart of Georgia O’Keefe country. After a beautiful float, splashy rapids and riverside lunch guests will end the day with a rejuvenating soak at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa followed by a drive back to Taos along the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. and aim to have the group back in Taos between around 5pm.

Admission to the hot springs is included in your reservation.You can read about Ojo Caliente’s admission costs here

About The Float

Chama day stretch is one of northern New Mexico’s most popular family friendly float 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. Our meeting location for this trip may vary depending on your itinerary. Please contact with any questions. In general, we either meet at 8:00 AM at our office in Taos, NM or at 9am at the Ojo Caliente resort.  After meeting we will take a scenic hour-long drive along the multi-hued sandstone cliffs of what we like to call “Georgia O’Keeffe country” to our starting point 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.

About The Soak

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa is a quintessential part of the New Mexico experience and one of the most recommended destinations in the state. Opened since 1868 and loaded with history, Ojo Caliente is one of the oldest natural health resorts in the U.S. You can read more Ojo Caliente’s incredible story here.  Depending on what time we arrive at the spa guests will be allowed up to an hour and a half to soak. If you would like more time than that, it is recommended that we meet at Ojo Caliente that morning so that you have your vehicle there. There is lodging and a great restaurant at the resort.



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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