Multi Day Trips
Rio Chama Two Day
Get ready to pitch a tent, sling a hammock, throw down a pad, and relax! The Rio Chama in Northern New Mexico is an absolutely stunning river that is more in the style of a Utah river-scape than most things found in New Mexico. The Rio Chama on this 30-mile trip begins in Alpine woodlands as a clear, rushing trout stream and ends at the head of Abiquiu Reservoir on what has become a silty desert river rolling among the rainbow cliffs and sandstone formations so typical of the Four Corners region. Lovely, wooded campsites and lively but easy rapids make the Rio Chama one of the best family river outings anywhere.
Rio Chama Three Day
Rio Chama in Northern New Mexico is a dam-controlled stream, impounded by El Vado Reservoir. The 22-30 mile Rio Chama trip 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 the rainbow cliffs so 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.
Taos Box Two Day
Come spend two days with us in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, one of America's original Wild and Scenic rivers and newest national monuments. Day one will take you through the towering, steep volcanic canyon of the Taos Box, a famous class-IV whitewater run. Day two will then follow the river downstream into the more lush and wide-open Lower Gorge, which will be a slightly milder run with class-III whitewater. We will finish the trip at the County Line Recreation Area takeout, which is approximately a 30-minute drive from our office and your vehicle.
Whole Gorge Three Day
This is truly the full Rio Grande experience. Beginning with a one-mile hike, accompanied by pack animals, into the remote depths of the Wild Rivers section of the Rio Grande National Monument, this trip is like no other multi-day whitewater experience in New Mexico. Our Wild River Three-Day begins near the town of Questa, and follows the corridor of the Rio Grande down through 40 miles of rugged canyons, spectacular high-desert scenery, incredible wilderness, and some of the best Class III-IV whitewater in the American west.
Ute Mountain Two Day
Located within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the Ute Mountain run is a place of wild natural beauty, traces of early native peoples, and thriving wildlife. This trip begins in southern Colorado in the open plains between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. Here you join the Rio Grande as it begins its gradual descent into the deep basalt walls of the Rio Grande Gorge. Following a short hike up the dry riverbed of the Rio Costilla, you will enjoy the spectacular sunset while camping at the rim of the canyon and at the base of an extinct volcano: Ute Mountain.
Gourmet Cuisine on the Chama River
This world class trip is made possible by a collaboration with François Maeder, renound french chef and owner of Crumpets Restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Through his expertise and artistic flourish he will provide menus derived from classic continental cuisine; most recently, folks and guides were treated to marinated shrimp, rack of lamb, beef wellington, and eggs benedict for breakfast. You will feast on specialized and varied menus, as well as fine, hand-picked wines perfectly paired to your evening meals. All of this, and you will be enjoying your meal riverside, beneath towering ponderosa pines looking out on a canyon backdrop of multi-hued sandstone cliffs. This has been one of Far Flung Adventures' best rated experiences ever since we started doing them almost 30 years ago! If you are looking for the perfect gourmet wilderness experience, look no farther than this trip.
Music Three Day
The Neighbors - Based in Taos New Mexico this 3 piece band has two stepped onto the national music scene performing the finest jump-blues, americana bluegrass and boleros for many audiences. Led by Brent Berry on guitar with Jimmie Killingsworth on mandolin and Peter Oviatt on 5 string banjo. Playing classics, contemporary and originals these guys get the house rocking.
The 25 mile Rio Chama trip 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 the rainbow cliffs so typical of the Four Corners region. Wooded campsites and lively, but easy rapids make the Chama one of the best river outings anywhere for almost anybody.
Wilderness Yoga Three Day
Practice yoga on a river journey through a serene and spectacular wilderness: The multi-hued sandstone canyon and towering pines of the Rio Chama. Lovely, wooded campsites and the sounds of rushing water will serve as the backdrop to this transcendental yoga experience. Enjoy delicious and healthy multi-course meals prepared riverside and catered to your culinary needs. Daily yoga sessions make this unique trip a truly rejuvenating experience inside and out. Soothe the senses with the changing beauty and sounds of the river canyon as we raft down through geological time. This trip is made possible by a collaboration with Om Hatha Yoga, follow the link to learn more about their business and their fantastic yoga products!
Middle Box Two-Day
If you are looking for an exhilarating and beautiful two-day adventure, this is the trip for you. Experience a fantastic array of isolated wilderness and premier whitewater. This two-day trip is very special and we are proud to be the only company that operates it. Head with us into the heart and soul of the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and experience some of the best scenery and whitewater New Mexico has to offer.
*This trip begins with an easy one-mile long downhill hike.
Inflatable Kayak Adventure Course
If you are interested in taking home a real outdoor skill after your vacation, this multi-day excursion and whitewater education trip is going to be exactly what you are looking for. In the late 1970's Far Flung Adventures pioneered the idea of river navigation education, and that tradition has continued to this day. We continue to offer multiple professional grade whitewater rowing courses and Swiftwater Certifications every year, and we are ecstatic to now be offering this layman's introduction to whitewater via the versatility of the inflatable kayak. Over a period of 3 days across various distinct areas of beautiful northern New Mexico and across 3 stretches of river, which will gradually increase in difficulty you will gain the confidence and skill set to get you ready for any continued interest in river running. This is a fantastic option for families with children who wish to encourage or bolster an interest in the outdoors.
Upper Gorge Three-Day
Far Flung Adventures is very proud to be the only company to offer this incredible trip. You will begin in the northern reaches of the Rio Grande Gorge and spend your first and second days between low basalt walls and easy of whitewater of the Ute Mountain section, then on the third day you will drop into the deep canyon walls and steep whitewater of the Class IV Razorblades section. This is a fantastic wilderness trip that provides archeoligical sites, star gazing, wildlife, and awesome whitewater. This summer will be the first summer that we offer these sections in combination and we are the first company to run this trip. Be one of the first people to experience this special glimps into the wilds of New Mexico. The option to inflatable kayak or stand up paddleboard on the first two days is a great idea for anyone looking for a more adventuresome experience.
Astronomy River Trip: Saturn at Opposition
This June join Far Flung Adventures in conjunction with staff from the University of New Mexico's Astronomy and Physics department in an educational wilderness experience you wont forget! Spend the day gazing upon the beauty of the Ute Mountain stretch of the Rio Grande and exploring ancient Native American sites, then spend the night gazing at the beauty of our solar system via telescope while one of New Mexico's most qualified explains the wonders of the sky!
Middle Box Fly Fishing Two Day
This is one of our favorite new adventures. Be one of the first to experience this world-class multi-day glamping and fly fishing adventure through the Middle Box section of the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. This trip is a collaborative effort between Far Flung Adventures and the pros at Taos Fly Shop. Taylor Streit, owner of Taos Fly Shop, is a long time Taos local and a Fly Fishing Hall of Fame member who has fished waters from Alaska to Patagonia, and he considers this stretch of breathtaking and isolated river among the greatest he has ever been on. The spring hatch is a well known, respected, and highly anticipated event in the northern New Mexico area, and there is no stretch of river better than the Middle Box. Come along with us, get pampered, and let some real pros show you how to catch the biggest fish around!