How to Find Us

Our trips have different meeting points. All are indicated on the map on this page. Click on the map for your downloadable map pdf. Please be sure you go to the correct meeting point for your trip! This information is on your confirmation email and on the information page for the trip. On Chama trips, the meeting point may vary according to whatever is most convenient for our clients.

Please do not rely on GPS!  It is often inaccurate in northern New Mexico. Follow the directions below.

Meeting time: It is very important that you are ready to go at your assigned meeting time. The federal government closely regulates the times we are allowed to launch. A late charge of $10 per person will apply if you are more than ten minutes late. After that, the trip may leave without you.

Transportation to the river and back: You will be transported from the meeting point to the river and back again in a Los Rios vehicle. Please do not leave any valuables in your car or in our vehicle as we cannot be responsible for security.
 

THE LOS RIOS Boathouse

Meeting place for Taos Box, Middle Box, overnight Rio Grande trips, and Chama or Lower Gorge trips as convenient

4003 State Road 68

From Taos and points north, including Angel Fire, Red River, and Mora:

Exactly at mile marker 40, turn left on dirt road marked Old Highway 68. Turn into the first driveway on the left.

From Santa Fe and points south:

Exactly at mile marker 40, turn right on dirt road marked Old Highway 68. Turn into the first driveway on the left.

 

THE RIO GRANDE GORGE VISITORS CENTER - do not put this into GPS! It will take you 30 miles in the wrong direction!

Meeting place for Racecourse, Orilla Verde, and Lower Gorge trips

Hwy 68 between mile markers 28 and 29, Pilar

From Taos and points north, including Angel Fire, Red River, and Mora:
Take Highway 68 south toward Santa Fe. About 15 miles south of Taos you will find yourself going down a big long hill (the hill itself is over a mile long). On the right you will see the Pilar Cafe. On the left side of the highway is the Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center. It is between mile markers 29 and 28.

From Santa Fe and points south:
Take Highway 84/285 north to Espanola and continue straight through Espanola and out the other side. You are now on Highway 68. (Do not turn left to stay on 84/285.) After Alcalde and Velarde, you will find yourself driving into the Rio Grande gorge. After the villages of Embudo and Rinconada you will reach the village of Pilar. The Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center is the only major building on the right side of the highway. It is between mile markers 28 and 29.
 

BODE'S GENERAL STORE, ABIQUIU

Meeting point for Chama trips, as convenient

21196 U.S. Highway 84, Abiquiu

From Santa Fe and points south:
Take Highway 84/285 north to Espanola. In Espanola, turn left to stay on 84/285. When the two highways diverge, stay on 84, heading north toward Abiquiu, Tierra Amarilla, and Chama. When you reach Abiquiu, you will see Bode's on your right, after mile marker 21.
 

How to Get to Taos

The nearest major airport to Taos is Albuquerque, approximately two and a half hours drive away. There is also a small airport in Santa Fe, with direct flights from Los Angeles and Dallas. You can rent a car at either airport or take the Twin Hearts Express shuttle to Taos, which leaves at regular intervals throughout the day (575-751-1201).

If you are driving from Albuquerque, take I-25 to Santa Fe, then Veterans Highway 599 signposted Espanola and Los Alamos, then Highway 84/285 to Espanola, where you carry straight on Hwy 68 to Taos (see above).