Trip Description: Experience three days and two nights floating down America’s wild and scenic Rio Chama with experts, scientists and philosophers from the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild). Rio Chama in Northern New Mexico is a dam-controlled stream, impounded by El Vado Reservoir. The 25-mile Rio Chama begins in alpine woodlands as a clear, rushing trout stream and ends at the head of Abiquiu Reservoir as a silty, desert river, rolling among rainbow cliffs typical of the Four Corners region. Lovely, wooded campsites and lively, but easy rapids make the Chama one of the best family river outings anywhere.
Meals: Gourmet food and beverages will be provided.
Maximum Participants: 12
Participant Requirements: First-time rafters are welcome. Participants must be 12 or older and in normal good health. Guides will do the navigating in our oar-powered, self-bailing rafts. You also can choose to use an individual inflatable kayak on this Class II river.
Driving Time: One hour north of Santa Fe, two hours north of Albuquerque.
Cost: A $500 deposit is required at the time of signup. Trip cost is $1,000 for NM Wild members and $1,200 for non-members (includes gourmet food and beverages for three days and two nights, equipment, shuttle to the river from meeting place in Abiquiu and river instruction).
Cancellation policy: Trip cancellations made at least one month in advance of the trip departure are eligible for a full refund. If for any reason we cancel a trip, we will also give a full refund.