Los Rios River Runners Offers All-Round Adventure - SantaFe.com

It’s hot. Real hot. Heat indexes are breaking records across the country, and northern New Mexico is no exception. What better time to take it to the river, where it’s cool, wet and, if you play your cards right, exhilarating. Are you ready for a whitewater rafting experience like no other? Los Rios River Runners has got you covered!

In business for over 40 years, Los Rios River Runners touts itself as the “oldest, largest, and most experienced rafting company” in the state, if not the nation. Founded by legendary Rio Grande guide and storyteller Cisco Guevara in 1978, Los Rios offers unique access to some of the most breathtaking and majestic river canyons in northern New Mexico.

Picture yourself surrounded by pristine wilderness, where colorful canyon walls give way to lush vegetation teeming with elk, deer, beavers, big horn sheep, wild turkeys, bald eagles and more. That’s what you’ll find when you float the Rio Grande and Rio Chama, with a variety of multiple full- and half-day packages divided up to serve your needs, whether you’re a whitewater professional, or a weekend hobbyist.

If camping is your thing, Los Rios offers several different packages to choose from. These range from simple overnights under old-growth ponderosa pines in beautiful, lush meadows, or at the base of side canyons ideal for hiking, to multiple day adventures and even concert trips with local musicians. So extensive are these trips that you could find yourself visiting hot springs, ghost towns, or even ancient dinosaur trackways on your journey.

And because there are so many packages to choose from, it’s a pretty safe bet that if you enjoy your experience the first time, you will find more offerings to bring you back time and time again. No adventure is the same twice, and as your skills improve, Los Rios will kick it up a notch so that you never feel you’ve done it all. Which means, you could start out a hobbyist at the beginning of the summer and wind up a professional by the time Fall rolls around.

But it’s not just floating on the water and battling the rapids that’s offered by Los Rios. There are several packages available to suit any sports enthusiasts needs, combining the best of whitewater rafting with hiking, rock climbing, biking and horseback riding.

Even better, no experience is necessary. All activities are overseen by experienced guides who will teach you all you need to know about your chosen activities, and they do so with one goal in mind: make it the most exciting adventure you’ve ever experienced.

To make it even easier, all gear necessary for your experience is taken into account, including all rafting and safety equipment, waterproof jackets and pants, and transportation. If there are any extra costs, they’ll be outlined in the package. No hidden extra fees find their way onto your bill. What you see is what you get. A full list of trips and prices, including reservation and cancellation policies, can be found on the website. Just don’t forget to tip your guides.

This article was posted by David Salcido

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