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Rafting Trips
We Run the River from March through November!
Large and small groups welcome. From 1-100 people.

In the Spring the Rio Grande is full of melted snow.
March through June are typically high water months. The Race Course flows all summer long with the waves becoming technical maneuvers, around boulders, over drops and through tight squeezes.
It's great family fun on a hot summer day rafting the cool waters of the Rio Grande.
Just twenty minutes south of Taos your adventure begins!

Race Course Half Day $60
Big River Rafts' most popular trip, rated class III on
the International Rating Scale : "Medium Difficulty."
Lots of fun and excitement without requiring nerves of steel. No experience necessary.

Book online or call Zerve at (505) 819-5660

Lower Gorge Half Day $60
Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument Scenic Float. Interpretive guide snacks and beverages and all rafting equipment included.

Book online or call Zerve at (505) 819-5660

Full Meal Deal 5 Hours $80
This trip is the best deal on the river! 3 hours on water + a picnic, 5 hours total time spent relaxing in the sun with fun rapids too!

Call us at (800) 748-3746 or (575) 758-9711

Funyak Double Racecourse $125
Just $125 smackeroose! This is a guided fun-yak tour.
You paddle your own inflatable kayak down the mighty races course rapids! The first time is fun, the second time is way more fun! Comes with all equipment. Wahoo!

Call us at (800) 748-3746 or (575) 758-9711

Rio Grande All Day $110
Class 3 Rapids + Wonderful picnic served right on the banks of the Rio! WAHOO!

Book online or call Zerve at (505) 819-5660

Steaks & Raft Trip Half Day $100
10 oz. New Yorker, baked potato, corn on the cob, ice cream and class III rapids. Served on the shores of the Rio Grande. Serves up to 100 people.

Call us at (800) 748-3746 or (575) 758-9711

Four Star Daydream $2500
Call for details on this ultimate rafting trip. Over the top!

Call us at (800) 748-3746 or (575) 758-9711

Advance Purchase Recommended!
get info & book at zerve
Or call Zerve at (505) 819-5660

We supply all rafting equipment: Boat, Jacket, Paddle, Wet Suit Booties, Warm Fuzzy Clothing, Dry Bags, Return Shuttle, & Interpretive River Guide.
Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, quick drying clothes (synthetics work best), wear bathing suits on hot days with a sweater or light jacket on cool days. Soft sole shoes or sandals with heel straps. "Cotton is not recommended."
Masseuse del Rio, Bed & Breakfast on the river, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Mountain Bike Tours, Llamas Treks, Canyon Hikes, and an Internationally acclaimed Chef.
Commissions, discounts, and
special rates are available.


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rock climb class

New Mexico and more specifically Taos County, has some of the best rock climbing in the state. From the scenic desert to the breath-taking mountain vistas, our professional and experienced rock climbing guides will take you through an your New Mexico rock climbing adventure safely and securely. Our guides and rock climbing instructors are chosen for their experience and skill levels. Ask about our guided hiking adventures through the beautiful canyons of Taos New Mexico.
For the ultimate Taos New Mexico adventure trip vacation, spend the morning rappelling and experience the vertical world of rock climbing then head out and take a refreshing raft trip down the Rio Grande River.
rock climbspacer Beginner Rock Climbing
No experience necessary. Ages 7 to 80. General introduction to technique and procedure. Hands on instruction includes: climbing communication, safety procedures and moving on the rock. The first time climbers will be introduced to varying degrees of height and difficulty, gradually. You will be introduction to basic knots, belay and rapped techniques. The designed this course to be a fun climbing adventure for everyone. Perfect for family climbs.
Intermediate Rock Climbing
For rock climbers with previous experience but still limited skills. We will review of the basic knots, rope handling and safety procedures. The Rock Climbs are easy to moderate in difficulty. Emphasis is on improving climbing technique. We can help you make the transition from the indoor climbing wall to the rock face with ease.
Advanced Rock Climbing
For confident, experienced rock climbers ready for a more difficult challenge. This includes multipitch climbs of increasing difficulty.  Instruction in leading with a top rope belay. Tips on rope handling and sport climbing techniques will be covered in this climbing adventure.

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Big River Raft Trips
Box 16-D
Pilar, New Mexico 87531

To purchase tickets, call Zerve at (505) 819-5660 or book online at book at zerve

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