"The river always purified. It seemed to bring some thoughts from far above, who knew from where, and carry others far downstream, who knew whither. Using the river, a person could dream awake, like a child."

Paul Horgan, “Great River – The Rio Grande in North American History”

Update – July 31, 2022

After seeing record low flows on the river in mid-July, heavy monsoon rains in the northern mountains has improved flow conditions significantly. With the long term forecast projecting the active monsoon season to continue at least into mid-August, it's possible that the Rio Grande will see above average flows for much of the month. (Please see our Current River Conditions, page for full details).

Guided outings remain suspended, although we are sending guide support out to sweep the self-guided outings when possible.

For those interested in transporting equipment to destinations themselves, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals areavailable for online booking 7 days a week. We are now featuring new 2022 kayak inventory from Old Town and Ocean Kayak. Those lacking appropriate vehicles to transport hardshell kayaks or canoes may want to consider our inflatable paddleboards (SUPs), which can be outfitted with a kayak seatback for those who prefer the kayaking experience to paddleboarding.

Tour Options

Take-Away Rentals

 New Mexico strictly prohibits operation of any watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Please save the party for after the river.