"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 – June 22, 2022
We're anticipating historically low flows in the river this summer, although the promising start to monsoon season may potentially have a positive impact. The "Coronado" self-guided option, offered daily at 9:00 AM, does require good river reading skills and boat control, but is relaxing and pleasant as of the date of this update. (Please see our Current River Conditions, page for full details).
Guided outings remain suspended.
Various lake destinations are likely to be the focus for paddlesports enthusiasts later this season, and take-away canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are now available 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.
New Mexico strictly prohibits operation of any watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Please save the party for after the river.