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Multi-Day Rio Chama Rafting - Taos, NM

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Per Person Ages 10+

Discover the Beauty and Thrill of the Chama River

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime! Check out our 3-day rafting trip down the Rio Chama River. Camp along the river in a tent or sleep under the stars. This “hard to get on” permitted river flows through designated wilderness study areas allowing only a select few people to view it each year. This area is co-managed by BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and the U.S. Forest Service, allowing the preservation and use of public lands.

Embark on a multi-day rafting adventure on the stunning Chama River, where scenic beauty meets class 2-3 rapids. Our trips are designed for both seasoned rafters and beginners looking for an unforgettable outdoor experience. Here’s everything you need to know about what makes a multi-day rafting trip on the Chama River so special.

The Journey

Day 1: Setting Off Your journey begins at our launch site, where you’ll meet your guides and fellow adventurers. After a safety briefing and equipment check, we’ll set off on the Chama River. The first day typically involves gentle rapids and ample time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. You’ll paddle through serene stretches of water, surrounded by towering canyon walls and lush forests. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife; deer, eagles, and otters are common sights along the river.

Camp Under the Stars As the sun sets, we’ll pull ashore at a picturesque campsite. Our guides will set up camp and prepare a delicious dinner over an open fire. Enjoy a night under the stars, sharing stories and making memories with new friends. Our campsites are equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort, including cozy tents and great food.

Day 2: Adventure Continues Wake up to the sounds of nature and a hearty breakfast to fuel your day. The second day typically involves more challenging rapids, providing an adrenaline rush and a sense of accomplishment. Our experienced guides will navigate you safely through each rapid, ensuring a thrilling yet fun experience.

Exploring the River Throughout your trip, there will be opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the Chama River. Take short hikes to discover hidden areas and scenic overlooks. Our guides are knowledgeable about the local flora, fauna, and history, making your journey not only adventurous but also educational.

Day 3: The Final Stretch The final day of your trip is a perfect blend of excitement and reflection. You’ll navigate through the last set of class III rapids and enjoy the peaceful flow of the river as it leads you to the end of your journey. By now, you’ll have bonded with your fellow rafters and created lasting memories of your time on the Chama River.

Why Choose Us?

Experienced Guides Our guides are highly experienced and trained to ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the trip. They are passionate about rafting and the Chama River, and their expertise will enhance your adventure.

Family-Friendly Our trips are suitable for families, groups, and solo travelers. We offer a variety of options to cater to different skill levels and preferences, ensuring everyone has a memorable experience.

Eco-Friendly Practices We are committed to preserving the natural beauty of the Chama River. Our trips follow Leave No Trace principles, and we work to minimize our environmental impact.


“An unforgettable experience! The guides were amazing, the scenery was breathtaking, and the rapids were just enough. Highly recommend this trip!” – Sarah J.

“The best vacation we’ve ever had as a family. Our family loved every moment, and we made memories that will last a lifetime.” – The Martinez Family