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Racecourse

Taos, NM
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Ranked #20 of 39 attractions in Taos
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: White-water rafting
Description: Extending five miles and rated Class III, this is one of the most popular whitewater segments on the Rio Grande.
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Bolivar, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went on this adventure with Los Rios River Runners and it was the highlight of our trip. It was a blast!! It was for a ladies trip and all of us felt very safe the whole time. Our guide Bradley was great. He shared some of the history of the area as well as made sure we hit all... More

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chaparral,nm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I highly recommend its tons of fun even if your a pro or a beginner my cousin an eight yer old had tons of fun

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Very good course for a beginner. The water was low during this excursion making the course more technical, but there still was plenty of action to keep you going.

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Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Even though the river was fairly low, we had an excellent trip through the racecourse. We used New Wave Rafting and fortunately ended up with just the two of us and the guide in the raft. Because of this we did not get stuck like many of the others. All the rafts do the same run, so I would imagine... More

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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Took my daughter and her family on the racecourse with Los Rios River Runners. Her children who were 10 and 8 at the time (but almost time for their birthdays) and her fiancé had never been. The water was extremely low which made it more difficult but more fun. She and her fiancé joined the "river club" but was easily... More

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Had a great time and super knowledgable guide (Evan). We used Cottam's and were very pleased with the safety and service. The river is low, not scary at all--highly recommend!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This was our first rafting trip anywhere and it couldn't have been better. Guide Billy was fun and full of facts and information about the local flora & fauna. The racecourse was a great first trip for beginners. Placid in parts but exciting enough to leave you wanting more. Water levels low this time of year but still worth the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

Was in Santa Fe on business and had an extra couple of days to explore. A friend referred me to New Wave Rafting. Since I don't have much rafting experience I decided to on their afternoon trip down the "Racecourse". We had a great guide who took his time and showed us all the tricks, kept us safe and kept... More

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SoCAL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

A group of us just came back from a long weekend in the Taos area. We chose to do the Racecourse white water rafting down the Rio Grande. It was a lot of fun, but this time of year the water levels are lower (July) although there was a lot of snow melt this year so we had about 1000... More

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