This Durango whitewater rafting trip through our national kayak course provides thrilling rapids and Class III rafting. See historical Old West landmarks and hear stories about the early days of Durango.
Taos - Rio Chama Rafting
- Person Ages 10+
Get ready for a nice relaxing 3 day float down the mighty Rio Chama River!
Camp in a tent, hammock, or sleep under the stars by the river. There will be plenty of time to check out the canyon while on and off of the river. Hanging around camp there will be time to explore or relax under the countless stars at night. We will begin the trip from El Vado Ranch on day one, spending two nights in the canyon before taking out near the Abiquiu Reservoir. All meals from lunch on day one through lunch on day three will be provided.
Our day 1 launch point is at El Vado Ranch, a beautiful spot with a nice old western feal. After pushing off we will float down the Rio Chama River we will go through Aragon Rapid a Class II to start the day. Around mid day we will stop for a nice riverside lunch before continuing down river to our first camp. After setting up camp, while our guides prepare dinner sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and sunset before the stars come out.
Wake up to a warm cup of coffee or tea while breakfast is being prepared. After breakfast we will continue down river stopping for some short side hikes to explore the area before getting to camp 2. Once at camp feel free to explore some more of the area around camp.
Start the final day with some hearty breakfast and hot coffee or tea before pushing off for our last day on the water. We will travel through some whitewater full of class II-III rapids as we push into the headwaters of Abiquiu upper Reservoir where we exit the canyon and arrive at the take-out. We will load our vehicle and head back to our meeting point to drop you off at your vehicles.