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Gorgeous Rio Chama Overnight boating trip with Santa Fe Rafting in Santa Fe New Mexico. Explore a unique side of New Mexico.



Class I-III


$495.00 PER PERSON + TAX




7:00 AM






Embark on the ultimate wilderness adventure with Santa Fe Rafting Co.'s Rio Chama Overnight White Water Rafting Trip – a unique and immersive experience designed for friends and family seeking the thrill of white-water rapids combined with the serenity of camping in the breathtaking red canyon walls of Rio Chama.

Trip Highlights:

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Camping: Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of Rio Chama with overnight camping in carefully selected sites, providing a completely unique nature experience.

Cuisine: Indulge in Santa Fe Rafting Co.'s renowned feast-style meals, featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared with fresh ingredients, ensuring you're fueled for each day of adventure.

Campfires: Enjoy the warmth of nightly campfires (in compliance with fire bans), creating the perfect atmosphere to share stories and connect with fellow adventurers.


Day 1: Our journey begins with a scenic drive from Santa Fe to the put-in at Cooper's, just below El Vado Dam. Before hitting the river, we'll stop at the iconic Bode's, where you can grab last-minute essentials like burritos, coffee, sunscreen, snacks, beverages, sunglasses, and souvenirs.

Upon arrival at the put-in, our expert guides will rig the boats while you and your guests take a leisurely stroll along the El Vado bridge, soaking in the surroundings. The length of each day's rafting adventure will depend on available campgrounds, all of which promise beautiful and unique nature experiences.

Camp Setup: Upon reaching camp, guests can participate in setting up their campsites while our crew begins preparations for the kitchen, bathroom facilities, campfire, and entertainment.

Day 3: The third day brings us through the most thrilling rapids of the trip, including Skull Bridge and the Gaging Station. Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping adventure through the heart of Rio Chama.

Final Day: On the last day, we'll take out at Big Eddy Take Out, where we'll rig the trip for the drive back to Santa Fe. Our aim is to return to town around 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm, concluding an unforgettable Rio Chama Overnight White Water Rafting experience.

We provide dry bags for your personal gear and have guides who will row your gear to each campsite while you paddle with your friends and family. This is a perfect trip for the family, business retreats, reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, or graduations to name a few occasions.  

Book now to join us for this unparalleled journey, where the thrill of white-water rafting meets the tranquility of camping in the stunning wilderness of Rio Chama.



This extended excursion offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the river and its surroundings, providing an escape from the ordinary. As a multi-day trip, it's a chance to create lasting memories with friends and family, surrounded by the tranquility and serenity of the Rio Chama.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How Do I Book a Trip? To secure your spot on this exceptional multi-day Chama River expedition, simply call the Santa Fe Rafting Company office. Due to the intricacies of planning multi-day trips and specific launch dates during the summer, it's recommended to reach out directly to inquire about available weekends in June, July, and August.

2. What Does SFR Provide? Santa Fe Rafting Company ensures a comfortable and enjoyable experience by providing essential gear for your journey. They offer Paco Pads (sleeping pads) for a good night's rest, tents for shelter, and most importantly, dry bags to keep all your belongings safe and secure during the adventure.

3. How Many People Can I Bring? The permits for overnight trips allow for up to 18 guests on the river. It's advisable to book and confirm your spot as early as possible to ensure ample room for your family and friends. These coveted spots fill up quickly, and securing yours in advance guarantees a memorable experience surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Rio Chama.

4. Does SFR Accommodate Food Restrictions? Absolutely. Santa Fe Rafting Company understands the importance of catering to diverse dietary needs. They are well-versed in creating menus that accommodate various food restrictions, ensuring that everyone on the trip can enjoy delicious and satisfying meals.

This multi-day Chama River trip with Santa Fe Rafting Company promises to be an extraordinary and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature, navigate the river's twists and turns, and create lasting memories with a team of experienced guides dedicated to making your adventure safe, enjoyable, and tailored to your needs. Book your spot now for an unparalleled journey down the Rio Chama.

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