The USA is an incredible country to have family adventures - there is just so much to explore!
New Mexico River Adventures are a family owned company which offers very fun, relaxing, and exciting rafting trips in the beautiful state of New Mexico! The tours range from full days of whitewater rafting, 3 days trips for a bit more of a challenge, or a fun afternoon float with the kids - so there will be something for everyone!
For kids 13 years old and over, the Rio Grande Gorge Full Day trip is the most popular - and you can see why! It has it all, AND it's perfect for the whole family!
Make sure you keep an eye out for the wildlife along the banks - from mule deer, beavers to river otters! There are great sections of the river where you can practice paddling techniques, have a swim and just enjoy nature! You will even stop for a very tasty lunch on the side of the river!
But don't forget - it is whitewater! So there are 6 miles of the trip which are Class II and III rapids - but still great for beginners!
The other favorite, of course, is the relaxing family rafting with kids option! New Mexico Rafting Adventures have created the perfect adventure for those kids over 5. You can take half day or full day Rio Grande tours, and both of the trips offer Class II and III whitewater rapids which will excited the kids but not scare them. For those kids under 5, they have half and full day float trips without any rapids at all, so they really can accommodate the whole family!
Get out into nature with New Mexico River Adventures, and get that adventure into the whole family!
Tours from $52
Same as adult.
They do provide helmets but often it's a good idea to bring a baseball cap for added sun protection. You can also bring a waterproof camera - ideally with a strap to keep it secure.
Food is basic in life and good food in the outdoors is a must! They use local fresh foods and vegetables on all of the trips. On the trips which include food, they provide tasty southwestern style meals. Feel free to bring your own snacks to keep that energy up!
Healthy Eating They can cater for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free...so just make sure you let them know if you have any dietary requirements! They also use healthy and fresh ingredients.
If you take I-25 N from Albuquerque towards Santa Fe, take exit 599 heading north to Taos.
Once in Espanola (about 20 miles north of Santa Fe) follow signs to Taos on Hwy 68. The headquarters are just on the south side of Hwy 84 / 285 past mile marker 22.
Check the meeting place of your specific trip.
You can buy photos and videos of your experience once you have finished! Great for showing all your friends.
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Family rafting April to September.
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