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Big River Raft Trips

Rio Grande River Whitewater Rafting Tours

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About Big River Raft Trips

Big River Raft Trips is the perfect choice for those looking to experience the thrill and adventure of whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande in Northern New Mexico. Class 3 whitewater rapids — The Race Course — is approximately 6 miles in length, providing plenty of opportunities for excitement and several places to stop for a refreshing swim or jump off the rocks. Our rafting on the Rio Grande trips are designed to be enjoyed by children aged 6 and up making them the perfect activity for the whole family!

We supply all the equipment needed for your Rio Grande white water rafting trip: boat, jacket, paddle, wetsuit, booties, warm fuzzy clothing, dry bags, return shuttle, & experienced Rio Grande River Guide.

Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, quick drying clothes (synthetics work best), wear bathing suits on hot days with a sweater or light jacket on cool days. Soft sole shoes or sandals with heel straps. Cotton is not recommended.

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Rock Climbing Adventures

New Mexico and more specifically Taos County, has some of the best rock climbing in the state. From the scenic desert to the breath-taking mountain vistas, our professional and experienced rock climbing guides will lead you through your New Mexico rock climbing adventure safely and securely. Our guides and rock climbing instructors are chosen for their experience and skill levels. Ask about our guided hiking adventures through the beautiful canyons of Taos, New Mexico.

For the ultimate Taos, New Mexico adventure trip vacation, spend the morning rappelling and experience the vertical world of rock climbing then head out and take a refreshing raft trip down the Rio Grande River.

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Beginner Rock Climbing
No experience necessary. Ages 7 to 80. General introduction to technique and procedure. Hands on instruction includes: climbing communication, safety procedures and moving on the rock. The first time climbers will be introduced to varying degrees of height and difficulty, gradually. You will be introduced to basic knots, belay and rappel techniques. This course is designed to be a fun and accessible climbing adventure for everyone.

Intermediate Rock Climbing
For rock climbers with previous experience but still limited skills. We will review of the basic knots, rope handling and safety procedures. The Rock Climbs are easy to moderate in difficulty. Emphasis is on improving climbing technique. We can help you make the transition from the indoor climbing wall to the rock face with ease.

Advanced Rock Climbing
For confident, experienced rock climbers ready for a more difficult challenge. This includes multipitch climbs of increasing difficulty. Instruction in leading with a top rope belay. Tips on rope handling and sport climbing techniques will be covered in this climbing adventure.

Dive Into Our 5-Star Reviews

Big River Raft Tours
Good times!

Booked the race course trip. Had a blast. Our guide, Chris, was knowledgeable and witty. Class III rapids were fun for all, including for beginners. Everything was well organized and trouble free from booking to drop off. Use these guys, they are great.

– Richard R. | TripAdvisor
Big River Raft Tours

We made reservations online 2 days out. Then Billy called and we refined our arrangements. My wife and I got funyaks and we just loved them. The rest of our party enjoyed a small raft with Paris. I'd recommend this company. The were professional and communicated well.

– Gary N. | Google Reviews
Big River Raft Tours
Wonderful trip!

We took the rafting trip down the Racecourse section of the Rio Grande and had a blast. Our guide Billy was pleasant, informative, and great at maneuvering through the rapids. It was a wonderful day and we would highly recommend it to anyone!

– Katy L. | TripAdvisor
Big River Raft Tours
Top notch!

Our guide was was amazing, knowledgeable, professional, and made the trip fun! We would recommend this rafting company to anyone! We also had the lunch after our rafting trip it was so good!! They made us feel so welcome! Definitely a 5 star!!

– Chelsea C. | Google Reviews