Our Latest Testimonial

Steve Miller —  June 20, 2014

Our latest testimonial:

“Best part of our trip !
Thank you”

from Lyndon Zimmerman, June 19, 2014

Each summer, we host a weekly group of Philmont Ranch parents – the Silverados – on a half-day rafting trip. They love it!

Philmont "Thank You"

Philmont “Thank You”

MsgAttachment MsgAttachment-1Austyne was a happy funyaker on the Racecourse run of the Rio Grande: “An Amazing experience!!! It was my first time and something that I will never forget!! Great Company we will use again.

Thank you.

Austyne”

Rio Chama

Steve Miller —  July 26, 2014

The Leslie Barclay party journeyed down the Rio Chama with us on July 19 and 20. Kathy Miller, President of NWRCo., led the overnight trip, with the support of NWR staff Joe Cameron, Lillian Wilson (aka Sancho Panza) and Jesse Verellen. I understand that they had a great time! The Rio Chama Wild and Scenic river is one of the charter rivers in the Federal Wild and Scenic system, and flows through the Carson National Forest Chama Canyon Wilderness. Here’s what one guest said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the river trip! Cathy and the others were all joys to work with!  Thanks again,  Sandy”

From left to right: Joe, Lillian, Jesse and Kathy

From left to right: Joe, Lillian, Jesse and Kathy (selfie)

From left to right: Kathy, Jesse, Joe, Lillian. They're cooking salmon over the coals.

From left to right: Kathy, Jesse, Joe, Lillian. They’re cooking salmon over the coals.

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Marshmallows!

Marshmallows!

Bull snake on a cliff face

Bull snake on a cliff face

Placid water

Placid water

That's Kathy, wearing her new pith helmet

That’s Kathy, wearing her new pith helmet

Double Funyak

Steve Miller —  July 22, 2014

Big smiles! How about a trip down the Racecourse for you and your missus ( or Mr.) in a double funyak? They don’t call them “funyaks” for nothing! This photo was shot yesterday, 7-21-2014. Photo by Britt Runyon.

Double funyak on the Racecourse section of the Rio Grande

Double funyak on the Racecourse section of the Rio Grande

Most Recent Testimonial

Steve Miller —  July 17, 2014

Our most recent testimonial comes from Linda Dueser, who did the full-day Rio Grande Gorge trip yesterday (7/16/14). She writes:

The trip was wonderful!!!!

Whitewater! Photo by Britt Runyon

Whitewater! Photo by Britt Runyon

 

Youth Pastor Travis Sills and the Sunset Canyon Baptist Church return to the Rio Grande. We took a happy group of 42 youngsters down the Racecourse stretch of the Rio Grande yesterday (July 11, 2014). Please come back next year Travis!

The kids from Sunset Canyon Baptist Church. Photo by Britt Runyon

The kids from Sunset Canyon Baptist Church. Photo by Britt Runyon

Guide Jeff Heveron

Guide Jeff Heveron

Big Rocks rapid, photo by Jeff Heveron

Big Rocks rapid, photo by Jeff Heveron

Swimming at After Five, photo by Jeff Heveron

Swimming at After Five, photo by Jeff Heveron

The monsoon season has arrived, and right on schedule. Early July is when it predictably shows up, a function of moist, heated air flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico, Sea of Cortez and the Pacific. When that moist air rises along the flanks of the high mountains of New Mexico and Arizona, big thunderstorms are the result. We’ve been having some doozies lately, with boulders falling onto Hwy 68. One crushed a State Trooper car. Side canyons are flooding, which discolors the Rio Grande (and ruins the fishing). But rafters needn’t worry about the lightning that accompanies these storms, as it invariably strikes the rims of the canyon that encloses the river. Here’s a photo of a normally dry side canyon known as Petaca, that is flooding into the Rio Grande in the Orilla Verde section of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, just up the road from Pilar.

Petaca Canyon, normally dry, floods into the Rio Grande

Petaca Canyon, normally dry, floods into the Rio Grande

Powerline Falls rapid, on the Taos Box stretch of the Rio Grande river, in northern New Mexico, is the most exciting rapid that is commercially run in the State of New Mexico. It is named for the rim-to-rim span of power line that is seen overhead. The rapid is formed by a collection of very large boulders that have fallen into the riverbed. The rapid tumbles steeply over and between these boulders (see photo), creating the steepest drop on this Class 4+ stretch. The Taos Box stretch is the whitewater centerpiece of the recently designated Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. The river level (volume) in the video was 700-900 cfs.
New Wave Rafting Co. is your host for experiencing this exhilarating whitewater. Serving all of northern New Mexico and headquartered on the Rio Grande river between Santa Fe and Taos, we offer family-friendly trips from the mildest to the wildest, in spectacular settings. The Taos Box river trip traverses 16 miles of wilderness gorge, encountering demanding rapids guaranteed to get you wet. This is our most exciting whitewater river trip and is NOT for the timid.See you on the Rio!

Powerline Falls Rapid

Powerline Falls Rapid

Latest Testimonial

Steve Miller —  July 7, 2014
Letter from Mary, Sandy, Jan and Faye, 6/28/14

Letter from Mary, Sandy, Jan and Faye, 6/28/14

Our latest testimonial. What can we say?

Allison and her dad in a double funyak

Allison and her dad in a double funyak

Double-funyak with your kid! On the Racecourse stretch of the Rio Grande. Available everyday at 9 AM and 1 PM. Photo by Britt Runyon.