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Scenic Half-Day Float

  • Float and paddle down the Rio Grande on a rafting tour suitable even for beginners
  • Glide in between canyon walls and through diverse high desert landscapes
  • Cool off on hot days with refreshing swimming stops
Scenic Half-Day Float
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Soak up New Mexico’s high desert scenery from the water on a gentle rafting tour down the Rio Grande. Mild class II rapids are suitable for all experience levels, with plenty of calm stretches in between to admire sloping canyon walls, rock cliffs, and the desert ecosystems of the Orilla Verde National Recreation Area. Great for small groups and families with older kids, the outdoor adventure makes an easy day trip from Taos.
What to Expect

This Rio Grande rafting trip traverses the calm oxbows of the Orilla Verde National Recreation Area. The open canyon allows scenic views of towering basalt cliffs, high desert ecosystems, and a lush riverside habitat. Several Class II rapids occur throughout the outing, in between calm stretches perfect for swimming. We float through the village of Pilar, New Mexico where we will observe a quiet zone to minimize the impact of our passage through this historic, small New Mexico community.

We meet at Pilar Cafe, located 16 miles south of Taos, New Mexico, on State Highway 68-mile marker 28), at 8:15 A.M. or 12:15 P.M.

Reviews (9)
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile
Rafting trip.

Don’t miss out on this Amazing and beautiful experience. Our guide, Christine was knowledgeable, thorough and excellent at her boat work, and teaching two novices what they needed to know. Snack provided by Maria, included salsa to die for. Loved it!!!

1  Thank Judy E
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile
Beautiful, Peaceful Half-Day Float

Booked a last-minute float with Far Flung as a day trip from Angel Fire. The morning trip was perfect weather and not crowded with other rafters. Hanko was great with inexperienced rafters and very low water levels. He also provided us with great recommendations for...More

Thank Mechelle S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile
Awesome river trip.

We had an awesome river rafting trip. They did a great job and were very professional. We really enjoyed the day. Great group.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Relaxing and fun!

We had our grand daughter for a week and thought a trip up to Taos to spend a few days would be fun. Then what to do? Since my wife and I had previously run down the "Racecourse" we thought our 8 year old would...More

2  Thank JandLBroncos
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Great family activity in Taos

We had a blast on the scenic half day float. Our guide, Rob, was great! It was a perfect trip with little children because the water wasn't moving too fast.

Thank Adam P
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