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Address: 2110 Highway 68, Embudo, NM 87531
Phone Number: 1 800 984-1444
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Description: Near Taos, New Mexico, the Rio Grande cuts a breathtaking gorge with...
Near Taos, New Mexico, the Rio Grande cuts a breathtaking gorge with numerous rapids and many opportunities to both float serenely or challenge difficult rapids. From mild to wild, there is something for everyone! We offer top notch outfitting services to guests from April till Sept. on the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama. Let up help You get wet! We have recently added Funyak Rentals and Paddle boarding to our services. Come visit our website for our complete description of what we have to offer you.
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Great experience with New Wave

Our family has used New Wave Rafting on two separate vacations and both were a great rafting experience. The equipment was good and the guides were great. We took the four hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Inman, Kansas
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Inman, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our family has used New Wave Rafting on two separate vacations and both were a great rafting experience. The equipment was good and the guides were great. We took the four hour trip and will do it again on our next visit to New Mexico.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We went on a slow day and we had Britt all to ourselves. He was so full of info about the river. You can tell it is his heart. Great day enjoyable day and totally felt safe. Go do it.

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Largo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went on the “Taos Box” section of the Rio Grande River. It is a full day trip with lots of fun rapids and fantastic scenery. Usually this section of the river can’t be run this late in the season, but there had been a lot of rain and snow upriver, so it was still open. New Wave was a... More 

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Clinton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Our group of 8 had an unforgettable day with New Wave Rafting with Britt and Jessie as our guides. The lunch, the guides, the wildlife, the river itself - everything exceeded our expectations. The Taos Box is no wimpy float trip down the river and Britt and Jessie expertly guided two boats full of inexperienced rafters down and made sure... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've used New Wave rafting many times and as far as I'm concerned, they are the most responsible and knowledgable rafting outfit. The guides have been working on the river for decades and truly know how to keep you safe while showing you a fabulous time. Britt and Joe were our guides today (8-2-15) down the Taos Box. It was... More 

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louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Hade an awesome day with Britt and CJ of New Wave last week. When I found out the Box was still open I called Steve the day before to see if he could change our booked Race Course trip to a Box trip . He was real easy to change that w no issues.. We were a group of 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of those things, "one of these days, gonna' do it!" Finally did it. Took the Monument Scenic Float, and by the time it was finished, wished we had booked into the Racecourse. Oh well, there is always next year. Was one of the most fun vacations we have ever taken. Jared, our raft guide was super. Have no doubt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were soooo fortunate to have Britt Runyon as our guide! His experience, intuition and thorough knowledge of the area made the trip not only interesting and informative but allowed all of us to feel completely safe and very capable as first-time rafters. Money and time well spent and certainly one of the highlights of our trip to New Mexico!

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Burkburnett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband, myself and a few of our friends went through New Wave for a rafting trip on the river. We all had a blast! You will get wet, just a warning, but the front two people were soaked! There are some rapids and white water, but nothing too dangerous. I never felt like we were going to flip over... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Joe was our veteran guide and did a great job coaching experienced and newbies alike. Nice sandwich and fruit lunch provided on shore. No equipment issues but I did have to provide a battery jump for one of the vans, then we were off and floating!

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