Rio Chama Full-Day
The Rio Chama in Northern New Mexico is America's Newest Wild and Scenic River. This 10 mile stretch we call the Rio Chama Full-Day begins where the river flows beneath the Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert Monastery, understandably a most tranquil of settings, and ends at the head of Abiquiu Reservoir, where this silty desert river rolls to a halt among the rainbow cliffs of this remote four-courners location.
One-day river rafting trips are available to groups of 4 or more April through early September.
We welcome first-time rafters 6 years of age and older. You should be in normal good health. Most people prefer paddle boats or an individual inflatable kayak on this Class II river.
Adult $115.00 Child $103.50
We meet at 9:00 AM at Ghost Ranch. You’ll find Ghost Ranch 15 miles north of Abiquiu, New Mexico on USHighway 84 at mile marker 227. After a 45 minute drive along multi-hued sandstone cliffs, we near the Christ in the Desert Monastery where we put in the Rio Chama. We encounter our first rapid, Meandering, followed by a lively whitewater run (Class II) consisting of Skull Bridge and Gauging Station, into the headwaters of Abiquiu Lake. Taking out at mid-afternoon, enables us to return you to your vehicles around 5 pm.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservation cancellation more than 2 weeks before trip date receives a refund minus 10% of trip cost. Less than two weeks before trip date forfeits deposit.