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New Mexico whitewater, Rio Chama

Rio Arriba county, Lobo Lodge to Chama River Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     6 miles
  The wonderful Rio Arriba County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Lobo Lodge to Chama River Park section of Rio Chama in Rio Arriba County is 6 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you've
    been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New Mexico you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This is the only paddling section
along Rio Chama. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. When you're paddling down a San Juan and Jemez Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip.

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