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Things to do in Taos, New Mexico

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Taos: Sunset River Rafting Trip with Dinner

1. Taos: Sunset River Rafting Trip with Dinner

Enjoy a sunset river rafting trip along a tranquil section of the Rio Grande river. Admire the serenity of your surroundings and tuck into a delicious dinner after your trip. Begin with a pre-dinner float along the Orilla Verde section of the Rio Grande down to the Far-Flung Beach and a scenic riverside property. Then, watch the high desert sunset from a comfy camp chair by a crackling fire and take in the serenity of rural New Mexico from the river’s edge. Dinner Options: First Option: Steak Dinner ($5 surcharge): Appetizer Board Steak Sautéed seasonal vegetable Mashed Potatoes Salad Cheesecake/Cake/Seasonal Cobbler Chicken Fajitas Second Option: Chips, Salsa, Guacamole Marinated and Grilled Chicken Veggies, Beans, Rice, Tortillas Pico De Gallo Cheesecake/Cake/Seasonal Cobbler Salmon Dinner ($5 surcharge): Third Option: Appetizer Board Grilled Salmon Rice Sautéed Seasonal Veggies Salad Cheesecake/Cake/Seasonal Cobbler Chipotle Pork Chop: Fourth Option: Appetizer Board Chipotle Pork Chop Sautéed seasonal vegetable Alfredo Pasta Salad Cheesecake/Cake/Seasonal Cobbler

Taos: Rafting Adventure on Rio Grande River with Lunch

2. Taos: Rafting Adventure on Rio Grande River with Lunch

Go on a guided rafting adventure along the Lower Gorge of the Rio Grande River in Embudo. Enjoy a morning floating the Orilla Verde section of the Lower Gorge, enjoy a riverside lunch, and head downstream into the class III rapids of the Racecourse section. Upon arrival and check-in, be shuttled upstream to the launch point. The morning will be spent floating down the Rio Grande through the towering volcanic canyon while keeping an eye out for wildlife and enjoying a few class I-II rapids. At noon, savor a delicious riverside lunch on the Far Flung beach along the riverbanks. Experience the river’s broad canyon and rich habitat, where you can watch for wildlife like mule deer, river otter, beaver, and many different birds of prey. In the afternoon, continue to the Racecourse, the most popular whitewater half-day section. Enjoy class III rapids such as Albert’s Falls, Big Rock, and Souse Hole. Listen to your guides as they negotiate these action-packed rapids.

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