Family & Group Rafting Adventures

Los Rios River Runners offers discounts to groups of 12 or more on all river rafting trips, with the exception of the Taos Box on weekends.


A whitewater rafting tour is an excellent bonding experience for a family. Everyone has to work together and develop a new skill, while also getting in tune with the rhythms of the natural world. Most of our trips are suitable for children and active seniors. For adventurous families, we recommend:

• half-day Racecourse 
• full-day Lower Gorge 
• overnight Chama 2-day or Chama 3-day

Some of our trips are suitable for very young children and seniors. We have carried passengers from eight months old to over eighty. We have also done trips for the visually and hearing impaired, and those with other physical challenges. We recommend:

• half-day Orilla Verde
• Sunset Dinner Float
• Chama 2-day or Chama 3-day, which can be adapted to avoid the larger rapids

Contact us, and we'll help you make the best choice for your family.


The benefits of a river trip are incalculable: it builds self-esteem, demonstrates the importance of leadership and teamwork, teaches young people about human interaction and working together, introduces them to a new and healthy sport, and teaches them to appreciate wildlife and the wilderness.

We have a great deal of experience with church, school, and Scout groups, and with organizations that work with at-risk teenagers. Please contact us to discuss what we might be able to do for you.

Recommended trips:

• half-day Racecourse
• half-day Orilla Verde
• Native Cultures Feast & Float
• full-day Lower Gorge
• overnight Chama 2-day or Chama 3-day

If you are bringing a group and want to download our liability release form for parents to sign, click here.


Do you need to build teamwork in your business?

Whitewater rafting is a uniquely effective way to instill in people what real teamwork is all about, and the importance of communication, clarity, foresight, and patience in a team leader. Away from the daily grind, your team can recharge their batteries, get new creative ideas, and gain a new perspective on their work. Studies have shown that moving water releases ions which counterbalance the ions that human beings emit under stress: Being on the river can reduce your stress levels!

Whether you use a raft trip as a unique and powerful training tool, a retreat from the constant stream of demands, or as a reward for successful work, the special atmosphere of a wilderness canyon can do wonders for your company spirit.

We recommend:

• full-day Taos Box
• Whitewater Rio Grande 2-day
• Chama 3-day


Los Rios has a great deal of experience with groups of various kinds. We suggest:


We are happy to extend the time you spend on the river if you'd like a wilderness retreat for four days or even longer. We can also arrange for specialists to accompany you, such as:

• a healer
• a gourmet chef
• a musician
• an astronomer
• an archaeologist
• an expert on wine for a wine-tasting trip
• an artist
• a performance poet
• a qualified massage therapist
• a teacher of yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong
• a meditation teacher