Stand Up Paddleboard Half-Day
We welcome beginners and experts on this paddleboard float down our Scenic half-day section. This gorgeous paddleboarding trip will follow the course of the Rio Grande through the relatively calm water of the Orilla Verde National Recreation Area. The safe and easy Class I-II rapids of this stretch will take on new meaning as you navigate your way through them on your own SUP. Take in the views as you float through the large, open canyon, allowing scenic views of towering basalt cliffs, high desert ecosystems, and a lush riverside habitat.
April 1-Sept. 30
We welcome paddlers of all ages and abilities. The minimum age is 12 years and customers should be in normal good health and prepared for the moderate exertion of stand up paddleboarding and possible swimming. A mix of stand up paddlebpoards and inflatable kayaks is possible for groups in which not all members wish to paddleboard.
**We will provide a full array of safety gear for every customer on this trip.**
Adult $65.00 Child $60.00
We meet at Pilar Cafe, located 16 miles south of Taos, New Mexico, on State Highway 68-mile marker 28), at 8:30 A.M. or 12:30 P.M. After meeting, we will load up in our van and head to our put-in, located several miles up the river. We will provide you will all necessary safety equipment as well as instructions on how to correctly maneuver your paddleboard.
From there, it will be a relaxing float through the meanders and splashes of the Orilla Verde section, known for its tranquility, wildlife viewing, and birding opportunities. The large, open canyon allows scenic views of the towering basalt cliffs, high desert ecosystems, and a lush riverside habitat.
After working up such an appetite on the trip we will provide a post-trip snack, including Maria's famous homemade salsa (see our recipe here). We have return customers who claim ot have come back just for the salsa!