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A major tributary of the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico, this section...

A major tributary of the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico, this section flows through a colorful and dramatic canyon, towering cliffs and many historical sites, which make this waterway an excellent wild river backdrop for paddlers and fishing enthusiasts.

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Love Chama River Valley

The views of OKeeffe territory are spectacular. The river I understand is temperamental so check the weather and the dam For release of water. We had a super family float. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The views of OKeeffe territory are spectacular. The river I understand is temperamental so check the weather and the dam For release of water. We had a super family float. The rapids were enough for some thrills. The water is milk chocolate and the shore fine chocolate. Careful - some list shoes in the soft shore

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We decided to continuing our fly fishing this summer while we were in Santa Fe, so we returned to the Reel Life fly fishing shop in the Sanbusco shopping center in Santa Fe to hire our favorite guide, Jesse. He suggested we fish the upper Rio Chama river as it was the perfect height for fishing. We were worried about... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Heading to Chama tomorrow.... Photo of Sipapu Boletus..... Chanterelle mushroom hunting is good around old stock drive trailhead (now reclaimed to natural) just past La Manga Pass, North side of Colorado State Highway 17, heading towards Antonito traveling from Chama.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Best mushrooms in the world are plenty near Chama--BOLETUS see my pics. Only few people pick mushrooms in USA,BOLETUS is an easy mushroom to separate from the poisonous ones.. Fly to Santa Fe or Albuquerque and drive to Chama-then look around and drive toward Antonito,Co--see the mountains you are there!!!

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Lyndon, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Looking for an adventure ? Paddle the Chama River. We rented kayaks from REI in ABQ. not the recommended boat for the inexperienced paddlers, inflatable rafts are the craft of choice. Water runs from quiescent to borderline class III depending on CFS being released from up river. Look for long runs of class II w/ large boulders mid-river. Proper paddling... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Floated the Rio Chama with New Wave Rafting on a 3 day trip. This was my third time on this river and my first time with New Wave. This section of river is one of the most beautiful parts of the state, winding through beautiful red & yellow sandstone & tuff - the views were spectacular and just kept coming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2003

We love the chama valley area so much that we brought a cabin in the brazos cliff area the only thing is if you ski you have a long way to drive over to wolf creek chama is great and they cut the slopes south of town for what look like a ski area but i haven't see any thing... More 

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