1 Day Chama Adventure
<p>The Chama is one of America's most beautiful Wild and Scenic Rivers. This magnificent sandstone canyon, with its fantastic rock formations, was made famous by the painter Georgia O'Keeffe, who lived nearby.<br /><br />We begin the trip just downstream of the Christ in the Desert monastery. The current carries us eight miles past cliffs towering up to 1500 feet, striped in vivid shades of pink, vermilion, yellow, and white. Lush cottonwood groves feather the river’s edge.<br />The rapids are rated easy Class 3 minus. We take out upstream of Abiquiu reservoir, north of the village of Abiquiu.<br /> <br /><strong>Funyak it!</strong> Try paddling your own inflatable one-person or two-person miniature raft. Also known as duckies, funyaks are stable and easy to maneuver. You will get a comprehensive lesson at the beginning of the adventure, then you follow the guide. The Chama is perfect for first-time funyakers who want a bit of excitement. <strong>No extra charge. </strong>The Chama is one of America's most beautiful Wild and Scenic Rivers. This magnificent sandstone canyon, with its fantastic rock formations, was made famous by the painter Georgia O'Keeffe, who lived nearby. </p> <p><strong>WHITEWATER RATING:</strong> Class 3-</p> <p><strong>RECOMMENDED MINIMUM AGE:</strong> 6<br /><br /><strong>MEET:</strong> By arrangement. Ride with us from Taos or meet us at Bode's General Store in Abiquiu, NM.<br /><br /><strong>SEASON:</strong> Variable: Usually April to mid- or late June, and early to mid-July through September. Available 7 days a week subject to damn release.<br /><br /><strong>PRICE:</strong> $120 adults, $100 children 12 and under. Does not include tax and federal user fee. Group discount available, extra discount for school and Scout groups.<br /><br /><strong>WE PROVIDE:</strong> All rafting and safety equipment including life-jacket, helmet if desired, waterproof jacket and pants, transportation to and from meeting place, generous deli-style buffet lunch including chips and salsa, build-your-own-sandwich, fresh fruit, cookies, and soft drinks and juice. Wetsuit rental $10. Neoprene booties rental $5.</p> <p> </p>
"Amazing day on the Rio Chama with Brian, our oarsman and guide, and Dylan our driver. Beautiful scenery and wonderful conversations. You can't get any better than Brian B., what a fantastic guide.the scenery was so beautiful. Ready to do the Middle Box next year. Thank you so so much for giving us such a memorable day! We hope to be back again soon! Also want to give a shout out to the girls in the office, especially Jo. Everyone at your organization is so thoughtful, friendly and kind. Our kind of people - we need more of that these days. Thank you!!"
Jeannie & Dan