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Maps for New Wave Rafting Trips

Meeting Spots For Rafting Trips


Each trip has a meeting spot where rafting participants assemble to start the day’s adventure. Found below are maps to those meeting spots. Please print the maps appropriate to your meeting place.

New Wave Rafting Co. headquarters is located at 2110 State Rd (Hwy.) 68. Those coming from the south (Santa Fe and Albuquerque) will pass our headquarters on the way to their meeting spots. We have, therefore, provided maps from both Santa Fe and Albuquerque TO our headquarters. We have also provided maps FROM our headquarters to the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center and County Line River Access meeting spots. We have also provided maps to the same two meeting spots for those coming from Taos. The driving time from Albuquerque to the river is no less than 2 hours and fifteen minutes, and 1 hour and fifteen minutes from Santa Fe. The driving time from Taos to the river is 30 minutes.

Meeting Spot For All Rio Grande Trips
(except the Taos Box and Float Trips)

All of our Rio Grande trips BUT the Taos Box and Float Trips meet at the County Line River Access, at 2410 State Rd (Hwy) 68.

Taos Box Meeting Spot

The Taos Box meets at the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center, in Pilar, at 2873 State Rd (Hwy) 68, Pilar, NM, 87553, which is impossible to miss.

New Wave No Wave Float Meeting Spot

The New Wave No Wave Float meets at Quartzite River Access, 2826 State Rd 68, 1/4 mile south of the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center.

Monument Scenic Float Meeting Spot

The Monument Scenic Float meets at the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center, Pilar, at 2873 State Rd (Hwy) 68, Pilar, NM, 87553

Please arrive ten minutes before the designated departure time, to allow time to get on your river garb, apply sunscreen, use the toilet and sign our release. Finally, there’s no need for those coming from the south to stop at our headquarters. Just wave as you go by, and you’ll be at the County Line River Access in 3 minutes or the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center in 10 minutes.

Click on the map of your trip (below) and print it out.

Rio Grande Trips

(Maps Start From New Wave Headquarters)
Taos Box: Map to Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center
Racecourse: Map to County Line
Rio Grande Gorge: Map to County Line

Monument Scenic Float:

Map to Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center

For Cell Phone Users With On-line Maps

New Wave Rafting Co. Headquarters2110 State Rd 68
County Line River Access2410 State Rd 68
Quartzite River Access2826 State Rd 68, 1/4 mile south of the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center
Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center2873 State Rd 68

From Albuquerque/Santa Fe to New Wave Headquarters

From Albuquerque Airport: Map to New Wave Headquarters
From Santa Fe Plaza: Map to New Wave Headquarters

Rio Grande Trips (Maps From Taos)

Taos Box: Map to Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center
Racecourse: Map to County Line
Rio Grande Gorge: Map to County Line

Monument Scenic Float:

Map to Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center

Rio Chama Trips (Maps From Santa Fe)

Rio Chama 1-day: Map to Bode’s General Store, in Abiquiu
Rio Chama 3-day: Map to Bode’s General Store, in Abiquiu