Rafters enjoy the spring run-off on the Rio Grande.
Santa Fe, 983-3734,
Santa Fe Rafting
Santa Fe, 988-4914,
New Mexico River Adventures
Los Rios River Runners
Taos, 800-544-1181 or 575-776-8854
Far Flung Adventures
El Prado, 800-359-2627 or
For rentals and lessons, try New Mexico Kayak Instruction, 505-217-2187, www.newmexicokayakinstruction.com; Cottam’s Ski Shop in Taos, which rents inflatable “funyaks”, 575-758-2822, www.cottamsskishops.com or one of the river-rafting companies.
Southwest Wind Sports:
Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Some 75 million years ago, geologists tell us, most of New Mexico was an inland sea — a vast water body bordered by tropical plants and marshes.
These days, New Mexico is a mostly dry landscape of rock, desert shrub, cactus and sand. We no longer have rolling waves, and sometimes the water in our rivers is so low that our kayaks scrape bottom. But in a good year, we have some of the best white-water rafting in the Southwest — and some of the most beautiful waterways. We have deep sandstone canyons, volcanic hot springs and very cold, clear lakes.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:00 pm.