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Rio Grande Racecourse provided by Far Flung Adventures

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Overview
New Mexico visitors that want to try river rafting, but don't know where to begin, shouldn't miss this beginner-friendly Pilar rafting excursion that's perfect for first-timers. Just meet your group at the Pilar Yacht Club, and gear-up for your ride. You can cruise through the Rio Grande's Class I, ,II, and III rapids—from easy to moderate-level—with a guide there to show you the basics.
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You'll start at
Pilar Yacht Club & Café
NM-570, Embudo, NM 87531, USADeparture Point: Pilar Yacht Club in Pilar NM Address: Please follow this link to our website to find a correct google maps link: https://farflung.com/meeting-places/ *If you do not use the maps links provided it is common for people to end up in the wrong location*
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    Pilar
    Stop: 3 hours -
    Gear up and get ready for New Mexico’s favorite half-day Class III whitewater adventure. This exciting 3-hour tour is our most popular half-day trip, and is perfectly suited to families, groups, first-timers, and those of all ages and abilities!
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You'll end at
Pilar Yacht Club & Café
NM-570, Embudo, NM 87531, USADeparture Point: Pilar Yacht Club in Pilar NM Address: Please follow this link to our website to find a correct google maps link: https://farflung.com/meeting-places/ *If you do not use the maps links provided it is common for people to end up in the wrong location*
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Highlights
  • First-timers learn rafting basics on an all-ages Rio Grande whitewater ride
  • Glide through moderate rapids like Souse Hole, Big Rock, and the Narrows
  • Choose a time that works for you, with morning and afternoon departures
  • Get a great value, with a guide, all gear, lifejacket, and snacks included
Important Information
Departure Point
Pilar Yacht Club & Café, NM-570, Embudo, NM 87531, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Product is all inclusive from the meeting point on.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DruAn wrote a review Jun 2020
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Wild Bill was absolutely amazing as a guide! Very knowledgeable and I’m so glad that my son picked him as a guide! It was a perfect trip of about 5 miles with some rapids big enough to have fun but not big enough to scare the kids on our first time rafting! The kids had a blast
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Date of experience: June 2020
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klsoileau wrote a review Jun 2020
Shreveport, Louisiana2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family had a great afternoon with Will as our guide. White water rafting was fun, and we all left saying it was our favorite day in the Taos area!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Rambler wrote a review Sep 2019
Ft. Myers53 contributions24 helpful votes
We had a great day rafting the racecourse route. We were scheduled for the Taos Box but the water level had gotten too low for a safe run. This was the best alternative course for a full day. Brian was our guide for the day, and he is top notch! He is a professional rafting
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Date of experience: September 2019
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AnnieCoburn wrote a review Sep 2019
Austin, Texas6 contributions2 helpful votes
Rob was our guide on the Racecourse 1/2 Day rafting adventure. We had a blast. The day was bright and sunny. The water was at a perfect level for our skill set. Hank's instruction before we set out was very helpful. I felt like I could handle any unexpected event. Book now with
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Date of experience: September 2019
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travelgrlPa wrote a review Aug 2019
Tucson, Arizona5 contributions
We came to New Mexico to visit friends and they booked us a half day rafting trip! To be honest I was a BIT nervous because Ive never done anything like that! BUT ....I had SO much fun! What a great way to cool off in the heat of August! Our guide Sidney was THE BEST...perfect
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Date of experience: August 2019
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About the operator

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By: Far Flung Adventures
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Half day Rio Grande Rafting
We had a great time rafting the half day course. The rapids were pretty Easy, but a good learning experience for th
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OnAir65387
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Don't cancel!
We rafted with Far Flung before, great trip! Decided to book with them again and told that the Manager would work w
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AMayZingL
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Knowledgeable guide
Good for newbies, young, inexperienced or fearful. Guide very good with 6 year old since he has one if his own. Nic
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mzmelly59
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Lovely float with an excellent guide
First of all, I have to give a shout out to the company itself. I had signed up for my float trip at least a month
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Jessica C
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Great trip!
Brian was an excellent guide! Took us down the half day trip, explained where we were, gave us history on the area,
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Elaine C
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Fantastic Rafting with Excellent Guide
My family loved rafting the Lower Gorge in July. Far Flung managed all the details of the trip—including a deliciou
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VSR23
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Great family fun!
We had a really good time. Our group was a mixed one, little kids, one older child, younger parents and us--grandp
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LeeAlexandria
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Awesome experience for the family
Our family of five did the “race course” option last week and had a blast. Thankful we did the morning option as th
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Gavin P
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Very disappointing
Firstly we had to change from our original booking day to suit them. Not a major problem, the major disappointment
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loonyloco
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Loonylocolopez river rave
The best company out there. Very professional from the time they pick up the phone till the time you’re waving good
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dana p
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Taos Box
Had a great day, exciting and fun! The guides were personable, attentive and confidence inspiring on this technica
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BillB3699
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Raucous Rafting Taos Box!
We booked the full day Taos Box rafting trip way back in January when planning our vacation with the warning that t
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Katy B
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EPIC
We rafted the Box and it was so much fun! Ask for Wild Bill for sure! He's a senior employee and knows his job and
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bwood1974
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SUP trip
Had a great time. Guide was awesome, float was tremendous. 3 teenage girls were all smile. Requires some balance an
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Abbey E
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The Taos Box was great
Whitewater rafting on the Taos box with FFA was great. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and after all the rain
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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