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Rio Grande Racecourse

  • See the Rio Grande in New Mexico
  • Hear commentary from your guide
  • Includes snacks and use of rafting gear
Rio Grande Racecourse
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12:15pm departure time for Rio Grande Racecourse
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8:15am departure time for Rio Grande Racecourse
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Go white water rafting on the Rio Grande River in New Mexico on this half-day tour from Taos. Your guide provides all necessary gear and paddle instruction for your 5-mile trip, which can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon. Zip through class 3 rapids that provide a fun ride for all levels of experience, with light refreshments provided when you get off the river.
What to Expect
Our normal meeting schedule meet at 8:15 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. each day at the Pilar Yacht Club and Cafe, at the junction of State Highways 68 and 570, 16 miles south of the Taos Plaza, mile marker 28.5 (feel free to view our map). You may meet us at the Pilar Yatch Club, and after which park at the Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center across the highway.

Please lock all up all valuables in your car. At the river, a Personal Floatation Device (lifejacket) will be fitted to you. Instruction in river rafting safety and paddling techniques will be given and then you’re on the river where we’ll navigate Class I to Class III rapids (easy to moderately challenging) with names like: Big Rock, the Narrows, and Souse Hole. We’ll serve refreshments adn snacks at the end of the trip and then return you to your vehicle and dry cloths!
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2018
great place for white water rafting

a nice course for half day white water rafting. When rafting there, I did not realize that the river cut through the land so deep that we actually under the ground. The scenery is amazing

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 298hed
Reviewed 1 October 2018
Amazing Experience From Top To Bottom

The guides could not have been more friendly, and the Racecourse was extremely fun, even in less than optimal circumstances (when the water is higher, apparently the trip is a bit easier, and faster). These guys impressed all the way around. I expect to go...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cem3340
Reviewed 15 September 2018
Run the rapids on the Rio Grand!

We got to pick our own guide and we hit the jackpot with Christine. She is an experienced guide who has trained the younger guides and taught us all a thing or two. The meeting place was easy to find. We had good safety instructions...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Our time was limited...this trip was perfect. Great guides...amazing views...fun people. Even got to get out of the raft & swim in the Rio Grande!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WA-Traveler15
Reviewed 2 September 2018
Great experience

This was a great experience. John is an excellent and very experienced guide. Our family had an awesome time and would definitely do it again in the future.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GarenB1
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8 August 2018|
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Response from Kimxray | Reviewed this property |
It was really fun! The water level Wasn’t super high but the exposed rocks made it challenging and fun!
Kenneth K
16 May 2018|
Response from Samuel M | Reviewed this property |
About an hour..
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