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Rio Chama Raft Trip

July 20, 2018
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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Bode's General Store
21196 U.S. 84
Abiquiu, NM 87510




Register:  Call Los Rios River Runners at (575) 776-8854 

Tell them you are with the "Tulsa Ski Club" to get signed up as a part of our group. 

PRICE: 3-day: $464.14 all inclusive

Where We Meet:   Bode’s General Store 21196 U.S. 84 Abiquiu NM 87510.

When:  8:30 AM Friday 20 July 2017

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM AGE: 6. Younger children can leave the trip at lunchtime on the last day, before the larger rapids.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Please avoid cotton for your river clothes, as it makes you colder when it gets wet. Do not wear jeans or cotton sweats.  A full packing list can be found at: http://losriosriverrunners.com/packing-list. All items, along with t-shirts, outdoor gear, Taos Pueblo pottery, and other great stuff, can be bought at our Boathouse at 4003 Hwy 68 Ranchos de Taos NM 87557  

What’s Provided:  All rafting and safety equipment including life-jacket, and helmet if desired; waterproof jacket and pants; all camping equipment including freshly laundered sleeping bag, luxurious 1 ½-inch thick self-inflating sleeping pad and one four-person tent per couple or single guest; transportation to and from meeting place; all meals from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day. Cots are available on request.

MEETING TIME & PLACE: Please be dressed and ready to get into our shuttle vehicles at your scheduled meeting time, as our launch times are regulated by the federal government. A late fee of $10 per person will be charged if you are more than ten minutes late, or the trip may leave without you. For a map to your meeting place, go to http://losriosriverrunners.com/find-us.  

LIABILITY RELEASE: All rafters are required to sign an acknowledgment of risk and liability release form, which can be read or downloaded at http://losriosriverrunners.com/liabilityrelease.pdf. The form for minors unaccompanied by their parents is at http://losriosriverrunners.com/minorliabilityrelease.pdf. Please be aware that rafting is an adventure sport and risks and dangers exist.  Risk is higher for non-swimmers.  


Rio Chama, one of America's most beautiful Wild and Scenic Rivers, and New Mexico’s most spectacular wilderness boating. The current carries you past cliffs towering up to 1500 feet, striped in vivid shades of pink, vermilion, and white. We make camp under immense old-growth ponderosa pines, in glorious meadows carpeted with wildflowers, or at the foot of a side canyon ideal for a short hike. The dawn mist shrouds the pink sandstone in a silver glow. You wake as if to the beginning of a new world.

 Because numbers of rafters on the Chama are so limited, so we are guaranteed a wilderness experience. If we’re lucky, we should see some of the animals that live in this gorgeous wilderness: deer, bears, elk, cougars, wild turkeys, and bald eagles

The Chama is mostly a gentle float, punctuated by easy rapids which speed up near the trip's end.

We bring funyaks, inflatable Kayaks, on all our Chama trips, so you can paddle the river's meandering curves and forgiving whitewater in your own miniature raft. Perfect for those who want to do more than just lie back, relax, and watch the scenery float by. No extra charge.


CANCELLATION POLICY: Payment in full must be received no later than the day before the trip. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the trip will not be refunded.  Cancellations made less than 21 days before the trip will forfeit the 50% deposit.  Cancellations made 21 days or more before the trip begins will receive a full refund minus a service charge of 15% of the trip cost. We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to weather conditions, river level, or other circumstances beyond our control, in which case a full refund will be given. We cannot be responsible for expenses you have incurred in booking your trip, and we recommend you consider trip cancellation insurance.  




If you are looking to stay the night before or after the raft trip here are some hotels and campgrounds the River Runners recommend in the area.

Local Hotels

OhKay Hotel and Casino                (505) 747-1668

Santa Claran Hotel & Casino         (877) 505-4949

Buffalo Thunder Hotel                    (505) 455-5535

Abiquiu Inn                                     (505) 685-4378


Riana Abiquiu Lake COE               (505) 685-4371

Abiquiu Dam-Corp                         (505) 685-4561

Echo Campgrounds                       (575) 758-6200

Bandelier - JuniperCampgroinds   (505)672-3861