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Awesome white water adventure with Santa Fe Rafting in Chama, New Mexico. Speacil, fun, bonding time with family and friends in New Mexico. Day trips and things to do in Santa Fe.

Rio Chama


Time on the water: 5 hours


Rio Chama

Adventure Level

Relaxing to Mild

Departure Time

8:00 AM

River Rating

class II-III

Minimum Age


Travel Time from Santa Fe

1.5 HOUR


$130.00 ADULT + TAX

$120.00 MINOR + TAX


*(4) Guest Minimum Required for this Trip

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Santa Fe Rafting Company on our Rio Chama Full Day White Water Rafting Trip, a journey through the unique and stunning landscapes of New Mexico. Departing from the Santa Fe Boat Yard at 8:00 AM, we aim to return by 4:30/5:00 PM, offering you a full day of excitement and natural beauty.

The Rio Chama, an enchanting and beautiful area of New Mexico, unfolds its wonders as you navigate through class I-III rapids. Your experienced river guide will skillfully lead the way, allowing you and your party to paddle through exhilarating rapids while soaking in the breathtaking scenery.

Your journey begins with a meet-up at the Santa Fe Boat Yard, where you'll rendezvous with your River Guide fifteen minutes before departure. From there, we'll drive to the river "put-in" at Chavez Canyon, embarking on an 11-mile adventure to the "take-out" at Big Eddy. Along the way, experience the thrill of navigating through (5) class II-III rapids, including the iconic Skull Bridge Rapid and Gaging Station.

As the morning adventure unfolds, we'll take a break to savor a delicious and filling lunch by the flowing river. Indulge in a spread featuring meat and cheese sandwiches, fresh veggies, fruits, cookies, chips, and salsa – a perfect way to recharge for the remainder of the journey.

Immerse yourself in the Rio Chama's wonders, where the thrill of white-water rafting meets the tranquility of floating on the river. Book your Rio Chama Full Day White Water Rafting Trip with Santa Fe Rafting Company for an experience that combines adventure, natural beauty, and memorable moments on the water.

Santa Fe Rafting provides all necessary personal safety equipment, a thorough safety speech, and training for this one-of-a-kind river voyage. For added convenience, we offer transportation to and from Santa Fe, making your adventure hassle-free.


Meeting Point: Meet your river guide at the Santa Fe Boatyard, located at 1000 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505. Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time, ensuring a seamless start to your expedition. If specific pick-up plans at your hotel or the river are arranged, follow the agreed-upon schedule.

Complimentary Shuttle Service: Santa Fe Rafting Co. takes pride in being the only rafting company in northern New Mexico based in Santa Fe. This unique advantage allows us to offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the river, not only saving you gas money but also adding convenience to your entire river trip experience.

Guided Journey with Interesting Insights: During the 45-minute to 1-hour drive to the river put-in, enjoy the company of our knowledgeable guides. They'll share fascinating facts about New Mexico's history and geology, enriching your journey with insights into the local landscape.

Option to Meet at the River Take-out: While we encourage meeting at the Santa Fe Boatyard for the full experience, you do have the option to meet your guide at the designated river take-out. For instance, if your post-rafting plans involve heading towards Taos, feel free to park at the "take-out" location of your designated trip. This way, you can seamlessly continue your adventure without the need to return to Santa Fe. Plan accordingly based on your next destination.

Inform Us of Your Meeting Preference: If you choose to meet us directly at the river take-out, please call or email us in advance to inform us of your preference. Your communication ensures that we are well-prepared and ready to accommodate your chosen meeting point.

At Santa Fe Rafting Co., we strive to provide flexibility and convenience to enhance your overall experience. Whether meeting at the Santa Fe Boatyard or opting for a river put-in rendezvous, we look forward to ensuring your white-water rafting adventure is both thrilling and hassle-free. Feel free to reach out with any additional questions or specific requirements – we're here to make your river trip unforgettable!

View from Navajo Peek looking down towards the Rio Chama in New Mexico. Photo taken by Santa Fe Rafting River Guide

Santa Fe Rafting Co. - White Water Rafting Trip Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Period: Upon confirmation of your reservation, you may cancel your white-water rafting trip outside of 72 hours from the scheduled departure time and receive a full refund.

Forfeiture Within 72 Hours: Any cancellation within 72 hours of your scheduled rafting trip will result in the forfeiture of any refund for the reservation.

Assured/Guaranteed Reservation: Santa Fe Rafting Company operates under special permits from the Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office, and USFS Santa Fe National Forest. Reservations, once confirmed, become assured/guaranteed reservations.

Cancellation or Denial by SFR: SFR reserves the right to cancel or deny any person's participation in a trip or guided activity based on safety issues related to medical conditions, physical limitations, water levels, river conditions, and wildfire. Trips go out rain or shine, and river activities proceed even in the case of thunderstorms.

No Exceptions to the Cancellation Policy: Santa Fe Rafting Company does not make exceptions to the cancellation policy for any reason, including personal illness or injury. No refunds will be given for late arrivals, no-shows, or early departures.

Trip Insurance Encouraged: We strongly urge our guests to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances through your preferred travel insurance company. We do not offer trip insurance through our booking system. 

Refund Details:

  • Outside 72-Hours: Reservations canceled outside of 72 hours from the scheduled departure time will receive a 100% refund.

  • Within 72-Hours: Reservations canceled within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time will not receive a refund or trip credit.

Thank you for your understanding and adherence to our cancellation policy. We look forward to providing you with an exceptional white-water rafting experience.

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