New Mexico's oldest, most experienced rafting company. Come run the world-class whitewater of the Taos Box, discover the wilderness on a 3-day overnight on the gorgeous Rio Chama, or choose a family fun adventure (half-day, full-day or overnight).
Rafting in Taos & Santa Fe for 40 Years
Raft the white-knuckle whitewater of the world-famous Taos Box. Float through the spectacular Rio Chama wilderness canyon and sleep under a sky sparkling with stars. Take your kids on a family fun adventure they'll remember their whole lives.
Los Rios River Runners has more access to the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama than any other rafting company. From half-day to 3 days, from mild to wild, and everything in between. Come rafting with Los Rios, and meet the most experienced, the most knowledgeable, and the most fun river rafting guides in New Mexico.
We start rafting in March, and go into early November. High water on the Rio Grande usually comes sometime from mid-May to mid-June. The Chama has two seasons: May to mid-June, and mid-july to Labor Day.
Raft with Los Rios �' Discover the Wilderness!
Age range, type of group
We take rafters of all ages.
On the Rio Grande: the Orilla Verde float is suitable for the smallest kids and seniors. The Racecourse whitewater trip has a recommended minimum age of 6 at most water levels (we raise that when the water rises). The Taos Box has a recommended minimum age of 12 (which rises with the water too). All our trips are suitable for first-time rafters--but for the Taos Box, you must be in good physical condition and have a good sense of adventure!
On the Rio Chama: The Chama is perfect for families. It is rated easy Class 3, with most of the rapids at the end of the trip. Very young children can take out before the bigger rapids.
Sleeping and meals
Half-day trips: snack included: chips & salsa, fruit, cookies.
Full-day trips: lunch included: chips & salsa, deli-style buffet with various breads, meats, cheese, vegetables, condiments. Fruit and cookies. Drinks.
Overnight trips: all camp gear and meals included in the price! (We don't charge you extra for camp gear and rain gear like some companies do.) Camp gear includes generous-sized tent, thick semi-inflatable sleeping pads and freshly laundered sleeping bags. (Comfort camp option also available on the Chama, with raised cots, large walled tent, private toilet, etc.) We pride ourselves on the quality of our food: dinners include mixed grills, salads, freshly baked cakes; breakfasts include bacon & sausages, omelets to order, pancakes.
Other than guide dogs (which must have their own CFD), pets cannot be taken on our raft trips
Rates & Availability
We offer a discount for children 12 and under on all trips except those that go through the Taos Box (where the recommended minimum age is 12). On the Orilla Verde float trip, we offer an extra discount for children under 6. Group discounts and weekday specials available also - just ask us!
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