Why Choose Los Rios?

Trust yourself and your family to New Mexico's oldest, largest, and most experienced rafting company. 


No rafting company in New Mexico has more experience whitewater rafting in the Santa Fe and Taos area than Los Rios River Runners. Our guides are fun-loving individuals, highly-trained far beyond federal requirements, and dedicated to providing you with the best possible rafting tour experience. Many of our guests have become friends over the years and return to raft with us every season.

Los Rios River Runners was founded by legendary Rio Grande guide and storyteller Cisco Guevara in 1978, to enable local residents and visitors to Santa Fe and Taos to experience the beauty and majesty of the river canyons of northern New Mexico. Cisco continues as president of Los Rios, in day-to-day charge of all rafting tour operations.

Over the past four decades, Los Rios River Runners has led the field in developing river rafting in northern New Mexico. Rafting access to these spectacular river canyons is severely limited by the Bureau of Land Management in order to preserve the wilderness, and Los Rios has more access to more stretches of river than any other company.


Top-quality equipment; highly-trained guides who all exceed federal requirements

All-inclusive price on premium trips

We don't charge you extra for raingear or camping equipment like most companies do


No company has been rafting the rivers of New Mexico as long as Los Rios has


We have permits for the most remote areas of northern New Mexico's river canyons


A greater choice of trips in New Mexico than any other company, many suitable for small children and seniors


Paddle boat, oar boat, or single or double funyak: it's up to you


We put fewer people in a boat than some companies do


Fresh, delicious, and plentiful!


The most entertaining guides in the business


Taos Chamber of Commerce
Taos Green Chamber of Commerce
Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau
Chama Chamber of Commerce
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce