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A: The Float trip. This trip poses little risk of being thrown out of the boat.
A: The Float trip. Even though you are wearing a life jacket, if you fell out and got separated from the boat, you would need to swim to shore or another boat in perhaps turbulent water.
A: If you haven’t consulted your doctor on this matter, The Float trip.
A: An easier trip is the best choice for someone who is anxious.
A: If everyone in your party is in good physical condition, a capable swimmer and looking for adventure, yes.
A: Because it can be very difficult to pull overweight people back into the boat, you should do the Float trip, where there is little risk of falling out of the boat. Our weight limit is 275 lbs. If you are over that weight limit, but are otherwise strong and feel that you could deal with falling out of the boat, it can be waived.
A: All trips have toilet facilities (most often portable toilets) at the beginning and end of the trip.
A: It’s best to consult your doctor on this matter, and bring your condition to our attention when first purchasing your trip.
A: Both trips cover the same stretch of river. In early season (April and May) the AM trip is cooler than the PM trip. In rainy season (July and August) it’s more likely to rain in the PM. June is usually hot and dry. The only other difference between the AM and PM trips is that we serve a small snack on the AM trip, and a larger snack on the PM trip.
A: No. We combine parties to fill up boats.
A: It is customary to tip your guide, as recognition of a job well done. A usual tip is 15% to 20% of the purchase price of your trip.
A: The Taos Box trip is located directly west of Taos. It starts north of Taos and ends south of Taos.The Rio Grande Gorge High Bridge crosses over the Taos Box trip, at a point about four miles downstream of the put-in. All other Rio Grande trips take place downstream of the Taos Box trip, in the vicinity of Pilar. Pilar is located on Hwy 68, about a half-hour drive south of Taos and an hour and a half drive north of Santa Fe.
A: No, lightning strikes at the rim of the canyon, and not at river level.
A: Rio Grande outfitters offer trips on the same stretches of river. What distinguishes one outfitter’s trips from another is the quality of service provided. One safety-related element of service is the average level of experience/expertise of the guide staff, which can vary significantly. In rafting as elsewhere, one generally gets what one pays for. Don’t jeopardize your safety by letting price alone determine your choice.
A: No worry! Your car remains at the meeting place and we provide complimentary transportation from there to the put-in spot and, in the case of the Taos Box, back to the meeting place at the conclusion of the trip.
We want to provide you with comprehensive and accurate information concerning the nature of our trips. Please call: (800) 984-1444. We’ll be happy to talk with you!