Whitewater Rafting In Taos Box
The best whitewater rafting in New Mexico! Our full-day trip rafting the world-famous Taos Box is the ultimate whitewater adventure, with 17 miles of intense, challenging rapids crashing through the most awe-inspiring part of the Rio Grande Gorge. The Taos Box is a remote chasm of rugged basalt cliffs plunging 800 feet down to the Rio Grande. This spectacular wilderness was declared by Congress one of the nation's first Wild & Scenic Rivers. Populated by bighorn sheep, river otters, elk, beavers, and mountain lions, it's alive with the cries of ravens, falcons, and eagles. And the echoing roar of world-class whitewater. With 60 rapids, of which 13 are rated Class 3 and above, the Taos Box is the ultimate whitewater thrill. You don't need to be a top athlete or even have previous whitewater rafting experience – but you do need to be in good physical condition and have a good sense of adventure. This is not a trip for small children or the faint of heart! WHITEWATER RAFTING: Class 4 plus RECOMMENDED MINIMUM AGE: 12 (14 in high water, 16 in super-high water) MEET: 8:45 a.m., Los Rios Boat House, 4003 Sate Hwy. 68. Return to your vehicle between 3 and 5 p.m. SEASON: Variable: can start as early as March. Usually best in May and June. Usually too low to run by mid-July – but not always! Check with us. Available 7 days a week. PRICE: $105 weekdays, $125 weekends. Does not include tax and federal user fee. Group discount available on weekdays only. WE PROVIDE: all rafting and safety equipment including life-jacket and helmet, waterproof jacket and pants, wetsuit if required, transportation to and from our boathouse, generous deli-style buffet lunch. Neoprene booties available to rent for $5.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 6 guests
- Boards & Paddles
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Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.