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New Wave Rafting - Raft Surfing In New Mexico
Rio Chama New Mexico Wilderness
A Guest Laughs And Enjoys The Rafting Trip Rafting On The Rio Grande River In New Mexico
New Wave Rafting - Raft Surfing In New Mexico
Rio Chama New Mexico Wilderness
A Guest Laughs And Enjoys The Rafting Trip Rafting On The Rio Grande River In New Mexico
New Wave Rafting - Raft Surfing In New Mexico
Guests Ejoying The Rio Grande
A Guest Laughs And Enjoys The Rafting Trip Rafting On The Rio Grande River In New Mexico
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Welcome to New Mexico Rafting with New Wave Rafting Company. Family owned and operated by Kathy and Steve Miller since 1980, we are one of the original companies permitted to provide river trips on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama of northern New Mexico. Headquartered right on the Rio Grande close to Taos, we offer the full gamut of raft and funyak outings, from family-friendly scenic float trips to the wild whitewater of the Taos Box. We also offer unguided funyak rentals through the scenic Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

Steve And Kathy Miller, Owners Of New Wave Rafting Company
Kathy and Steve Miller, 2018

Rafting Testimonials

“Hi, we had a fantastic time on the Rio Grande Gorge trip. Our guide, the organization, equipment, lunch, and trip were exceptional. Our guide’s calm demeanor and knowledge-sharing are truly commendable. We look forward to coming back next year for the “box”!”

Thank you again,
John & Vera

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Our Trips

Taos Box River Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

Taos Box

This full-day river trip traverses 16 miles of wilderness gorge, encountering demanding rapids guaranteed to get you wet.

Morning Racecourse Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

Racecourse AM

This half-day morning river adventure features an action-packed 5 miles of moderate whitewater perfect for beginners and families.

Afternoon Racecourse Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

Racecourse PM

This half-day afternoon river adventure features an action-packed 5 miles of moderate whitewater perfect for beginners and families.

Rio Grande Gorge Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

Rio Grande Gorge

This full-day trip combines a morning float in the very scenic Orilla Verde Recreation Area, with an exciting afternoon of white water on the Racecourse.

New Wave No Wave Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

The New Wave 'No Wave'

For those with young children (4 or 5 years of age), aged or timid family members or non-swimmers, this half-day ("easy") family rafting trip with lunch is just the ticket!

Monument Scenic Float Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

Monument Scenic Float

Our easy Monument Scenic Float full-day trip traverses the entire Orilla Verde (Green Banks) Recreation Area section of the Rio Grande and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch.

Scenic Dinner Float Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

Scenic Dinner Float

This scenic 3-hour dinner float trip starts at the County Line and finishes at New Wave headquarters. BBQ Dinner Included.

Funyak Rentals From New Wave Rafting

Funyak Rentals

Funyak rentals, for 4 hours, with shuttle provided. The rental trip goes from Taos Junction Bridge to Quartzite site, on the Orilla Verde (Monument) stretch.

Guided Fly Fishing With New Wave Rafting

Guided Fly Fishing

The Rio Grande River is a cold-water fishery, which contains brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, great northern pike and carp.

Rio Chama 1-Day River Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

Rio Chama 1-Day River Trip

A very scenic full-day trip through the canyon of the lower Rio Chama, from the Christ of the Desert Monastery to the Big Eddy take-out.

Rio Chama 3-Day River Rafting Trip With New Wave Rafting

Rio Chama 3-Day River Trip

This 3 day rafting vacation floats 31 miles through canyons of vividly colored sandstone and forests of tall conifers.

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