Testimonial, 6-13-18

“The absolute best! We took our family with 5 boys and had the BEST time. Orlando and Britt are so kind and super fun!”

Sumer Linder and family did the New Wave No Wave Float trip on 6-13-18. Guides Britt Runyon and Orlando Torres keep putting smiles on people’s faces!

Cholla cactus and funyaks on the river

The Rio Grande Recreation Area (formerly known as Orilla Verde) is part of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and is where we do our New Wave No Wave Float trip. And, yes, those cholla cactus are blooming right now.

Otter

You might see an otter. This photo was taken in the Rec Area.

Bighorn sheep ram

Or a bighorn sheep. Also taken in the Rec Area. Or a coyote.

The New Wave No Wave Scenic Float in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Funyak

You can ask to use a funyak, at no extra charge.

Kathy, at Taos Ski Valley

The only thing you can’t do is go skiing!

Cholla Cactus Blooms Along the Rio Grande, NM

The cholla cactus flowers.

Early June is when it happens. The cholla cactus blooms, transforming a menacing large cactus into a marvel! This cactus was photographed on 6/8/18, alongside the Rio Grande, in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. New Wave Rafting Co travels this stretch of river in both its New Wave No Wave half-day float and its Monument full-day float. Do you want to do a sunset float? Just ask!

What else? Our half-day Racecourse and full-day Rio Grande Gorge trips, with optional funyaks at no extra cost – just ask for one. The river water is now warm and great for swimming. We saw a golden eagle along the river yesterday, and there are so many ducklings and goslings, you’ll be amazed. It’s a beautiful river!

Spring Break on the Rio Grande Continues

Spring Break on the Rio Grande continues! Today we had the Griffin family, from Chandler, AZ, on the morning New Wave No Wave float trip. It was Mom and Dad and their four youngsters. This trip takes place in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Sancho was their guide. In the afternoon, we had the Contreras family, from El Paso, again with Sancho, on the Racecourse run. Today’s high was 66 degrees, without a breath of wind. Gorgeous!

The Griffen family, on the New Wave No Wave float trip

The Griffen family, on the New Wave No Wave float trip

Well, there were a few waves, at the S-Turn rapid

Well, there were a few waves, at the S-Turn rapid

The Contreras family, from El Paso

The Contreras family, from El Paso

Marujo Family, New Wave No Wave Float, 4/19/14

The Marujo family, of Alburquerque, joined us on April 19th for the New Wave No Wave float trip, in the Orilla Verde (Green Banks) section of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

On the Racecourse run of the Rio Grande river, near Taos, NM

Marujo family, 4/19/14