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New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
New Wave Rafting New Mexico River Rafting Trips
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New Mexico River Trips


Why We Raft

What compares to a river? Hardly anything, and that’s why we raft. The rapids, the calm stretches, the wildlife, the riverside groves and flowers – it’s all there, waiting for you and your family.

New Mexico Rivers

The Rio Grande and Rio Chama of northern New Mexico are both included in the federal Wild and Scenic River system, with the upper Rio Grande the centerpiece of the newly-declared Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Click here for maps to all of New Wave Rafting’s River Trips.

View 2019 Our Trips Pricing

2019 Trips Pricing List (PDF)

New Wave Rafting Taos Box River Rafting Trip

Taos Box

The Taos Box (short for “box canyon”) is the premier run on the Rio Grande – 16 miles in a vertically-walled wilderness gorge, with challenging rapids (Class 4+) guaranteed to get you wet.

New Wave Rafting Rio Grande Racecourse Morning Departure Trip

Rio Grande Racecourse – Morning Departure

This half-day river adventure features an action-packed 5 miles of moderate whitewater (Class 3/Moderate, Class 4/Difficult, in high water) perfect for beginners and families. The AM trip will be a little cooler.

New Wave Rafting Rio Grande Racecourse Afternoon Departure Trip

Rio Grande Racecourse – Afternoon Departure

This half-day river adventure features an action-packed 5 miles of moderate white water (Class 3/Moderate, Class 4/Difficult, in high water) perfect for beginners and families.The PM trip will be hotter.

New Wave Rafting Rio Grande Gorge Rafting Trip

Rio Grande Gorge

A full-day trip that combines the easy New Wave No Wave float trip (Class 2) in the morning, with the moderate (Class 3) Racecourse rapids in the afternoon. Very little children (4 and 5) and aged family members can get off after lunch, while the rest of the family continues into the rapids.

New Wave Rafting New Wave No Wave Rafting Trip

New Wave No Wave

This easy (Class 2) half-day float trip includes lunch, and is suitable for very little children (4 and 5) and aged or timid family members and non-swimmers. It floats through the Orilla Verde (Green Banks) Recreation Area, which is included in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

New Wave Rafting Monument Scenic Float Rafting Trip

Monument Scenic Float

This easy (Class 2) full-day trip float trip includes lunch, and is suitable for very little children (4 or 5) and aged and timid family members and non-swimmers. It floats through the entirety of the highly-scenic Orilla Verde (Green Banks) Recreation Area.

New Wave Rafting Scenic Dinner Float Rafting Trip

Scenic Dinner Float

This scenic trip (Class 2) floats 3 miles through the Bosque (Riverside grove) section, and launches at the County Line River Access. It ends at our private riverside access, where we serve you a barbecue dinner.

New Wave Rafting Funyak Rentals

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.

New Wave Rafting Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Guided Fly Fishing

Fly (or spin) fish for brown trout, rainbow trout, small-mouth bass, great northern pike and carp in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, which is included in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

New Wave Rafting Rio Chama 1 Day Rafting Trip

Rio Chama 1-Day

This highly-scenic full-day trip floats through the multi-colored sandstone canyon made famous by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Giant cottonwoods and ponderosa pines line the shores. The rapids are easy to moderate (Class 2 to 3-), and funyaks are usually brought along.

New Wave Rafting Rio Chama 3 Day Rafting Trip

Rio Chama 3-Day

The Rio Chama is a prized wilderness river (the Chama Canyon Wilderness), with use strictly limited to preserve its wilderness character. Easy to moderate whitewater (Class 2 to 3-) combines with great scenery and pleasant camping, side canyon hikes, hot springs, fishing etc.