Rio Grande, New Mexico: Our most recommended tours and activities

Taos: Rio Grande Racecourse Whitewater Adventure

1. Taos: Rio Grande Racecourse Whitewater Adventure

Spend your morning or afternoon on an unforgettable half-day whitewater adventure just south of Taos. Learn how to paddle and safely sail down the rapids from your instructor guide. Follow the Rio Grande rapids passing by sites such as Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. Upon arrival at the meeting point, climb into the shuttle to be taken to the river, where you'll be given all the necessary safety and rafting equipment by your guide. Listen to the safety briefing and watch a demonstration of paddling techniques to make the Class III rapids adventure a breeze. Then, climb into the raft and start paddling as you follow your guide along the river. Admire the captivating landscape as your raft sails down the rapids past Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. At the end of the tour, take home unforgettable memories from this family-friendly excursion.

Taos: Half-Day River Float Adventure

2. Taos: Half-Day River Float Adventure

Explore the riverside habitat and ecosystem of Rio Grande on half-day trip in Taos that includes a visit to the village of Pilar, New mexico. Enjoy scenic views, swim, paddle and float in the river. Navigate through the Rio Grande River in a paddle boat or an oar-powered raft. Soak in the scenic views of towering basalt cliffs. Pass through high desert ecosystems and the lush riverside habitat. Spot and learn about the wildlife of the region.  Paddle through several rapids throughout the outing, between calm stretches perfect for floating and swimming. Complete your adventure with a village visit. 

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