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Address: 2110 Highway 68, Embudo, NM 87531
Phone Number: 1 800 984-1444
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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 for the entire family

We took our boys 8 and 14 years old, on their first rafting trip. They had a great time and want to make this an annual experience. Our guide, Britt, was fabulous! He was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
aprilarney
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our boys 8 and 14 years old, on their first rafting trip. They had a great time and want to make this an annual experience. Our guide, Britt, was fabulous! He was patient with the younger kids and we all enjoyed the day with him.

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a group of 13 scouts and 8 adults on a 2 hour river float. Our guide Orlando was very informative and made the trip great fun for the kids and adults. I would highly recommend these folks.

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Thank unxman
newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this review

Our guides are the best! Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review! More 

Grapevine, Texas
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New Wave exceeded our expectations with a Class 3 ride down a 6 mile stretch of the Rio Grande. Our guide had 23 years of experience and was quite approachable, friendly and willing to share his knowledge of the environment, topography and surroundings. Sensitive to newcomers and those less experienced, New Wave took the time to teach the proper paddling... More 

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Thank stusnow
newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this review

Thank you for posting this great review! We take good care of our guides so they will take good care of you! More 

Russell, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Wonderful experience in making reservations, learning how to river raft, and learning about the geography of Northern New Mexico. Michael is an excellent guide: safety, information, company.

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Thank clallen1948
newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! I will let Michael know you learned a lot and had a good time. More 

Russell, Kansas, United States
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I have been leading a mission work team to New Mexico for 20 years. So many times as we passed the rafters on the Rio Grande members of my team would ask if we could go rafting. i always had to decline since we didn't have time to include this experience. However, this year, i decided that we would! New... More 

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Thank LuAnn W
newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your glowing review! We look forward already to you coming back to the Rio Grande next year! I will pass this on to the crew and let them know their work is appreciated... More 

Kettle Falls, Washington, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Just a fun day, great guides, professional equipment, wonderful scenery, saw lots of raptors and Desert Bighorn Sheep, fun rapids. Recommended.

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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this review

The Taos Box trip is unique in the amount of wildlife you can see and rapids you can run! Thanks for taking the time to give us this review! More 

Santa Fe
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Last time I went rafting was 25 years ago. Wasn't sure if I was up to the physical demands at 65. No problems and had a great time on the 'racecourse' with New Wave Rafting Co. Enjoyed meeting fellow rafters, the wildlife (saw several varieties of birds, including blue herons) and the ride was exciting. Thanks to Kathy and Joe,... More 

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Thank steele505
newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this review

So glad you had a great time and saw lots of birds! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We hope to see you again! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Staff was wonderful, easy booking, Rapids were loads of fun. Bring sun screen and water. Guide did excellent job of steering raft and pointed out lots of interesting sights. Worth the money.

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newwavekath, Owner at New Wave Rafting Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. It was our pleasure to take you rafting on the Rio Grande! More 

Inman, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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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