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.
June 17-19, 2017
We welcome first-time rafters seven years of age and older. You should be in normal good health. Guides will do the navigating in our oar-powered, self-bailing rafts. Teams of experienced paddlers may request the more exciting paddle boat.
Adult $500.00 50% Deposit
The first day, our (1-1/2 hr.) shuttle to the put-in features vistas of the craggy peaks of the San Juan Mountains, the massive Brazos Cliffs-over 3000 vertical feet high, and the village of Tierra Amarilla, the center of Reies Tijerina's land grant revolt of the l960's. Our launch point is at El Vado Ranch, a rustic, riverside fishing resort. The Chama River immediately whisks us away through a series of swift riffles and into the evergreen-lined canyon. We enter Chama Canyon Wilderness and negotiate Aragon Rapids (Class II). Our camp is on an old high-water bench, under shelter of ponderosa pines and douglas firs. After a delicious supper The Neighbors will serenade us into the night.The second day, enjoy a very leisurely morning beginning with a hearty, hot breakfast. A song or two to get us going and we are of down the River. Hike up any of the numerous side canyons or to the top of Navaho Peak for a spectacular vista. We will arrive at camp early for more relaxing camp time, riverside music and great food.The third day, we encounter some longer, steeper rapids and multi-hued sandstone cliffs up to 1000' high. Emerging from the canyon wilderness area, we observe a quiet zone as we pass the Christ in the Desert Monastery. Now begins the lively whitewater run (Class II-III) into the headwaters of Abiquiu upper Reservoir. Our take out at mid-afternoon, enables us to return you to your vehicles in Abiquiu before 6:00pm.