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Address: 13 Camino Del Rio Grande, Rio Grande Visitor's Center parking lot, Pilar, NM 87571
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Big River Raft Trips offers whitewater river trips on the Rio Grande in...

Big River Raft Trips offers whitewater river trips on the Rio Grande in Northern New Mexico. A class three section called the Racecourse. around 6 miles long. with fun and excitement for the whole family. we take 6 year old and up. places for swimming and a jump rock too!~ Wahoo!

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Great river rafting

There were only the two of us on our trip. We did the slow lower gorge floating trip. Bryan was our guide and he was GREAT!!! He is very knowledgable and entertaining. I highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
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Greenville, Texas
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We also had scheduling problems with this outfitter also. Showed up at noon as scheduled, but guides were waiting for us all morning. No cell service at the meeting point. Fortunately, we were able to raft, but the next group could not... We were also charged more than agreed to, and I have not seen my refund promised.... But, the... More 

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Thank Tourist930
Bigriverbilly, Owner at Big River Raft Trips, responded to this review

Yes and i am sorry about that. I left town for a week and then we had a scheduling problem. i will review your ticket price and refund any moneys owed. i would also like to offer you a free half day river trip as a token of our apprecietion and to help ease the pain of the confusion. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Booked the trip online a week or two early. Received an event reminder in my email the day before. Arrived early at the pick-up location and waited. No one showed up. Called repeatedly and no one picked up the phone. Eventually, about 45 minutes after the scheduled pick-up time, the guide showed up to drop off the morning rafting group.... More 

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Bigriverbilly, Owner at Big River Raft Trips, responded to this review

So sorry, Gavin somehow we messed up your day. I would like to offer you a free half day river trip. For you and a friend to use on our most popular section the racecourse anytime next year. Hope this makes you feel a little better. i know how important a vacation is and we are very sorry we messed... More 

Greenville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

There were only the two of us on our trip. We did the slow lower gorge floating trip. Bryan was our guide and he was GREAT!!! He is very knowledgable and entertaining. I highly recommend this trip!!!

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

So much fun!! Thanks to Brian who was an EXCELLENT guide. Really skilled rafter, we had so much fun surfing the rapids, the monsoon rains coming down was an added adventure! I've also rafted with Billy who is amazing. They really know their geology and history and fun facts about he area. Thanks for the good times;).!

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NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

These guys are experienced, and they are meticulous on your safety. They explain in depth how to paddle, they are just great. We had to rescue the Air Force whose boat tipped. And our guide had to go and get their raft from being stuck on the rocks. They are a MUST to lead your trip. Very nice people

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Bigriverbilly, Owner at Big River Raft Trips, responded to this review

Thank you! and you get an extra cookie at break time More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Went recently with family. The Guides are friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable on white water safety. They know how to make the trip enjoyable with great conversation and fun obstacles. You get a great thrill as well as getting to enjoy landmarks. Perfect way to spend the day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Awesome rafting trip, and the GUIDES ARE THE BEST, Experienced friendly fun and awesome. Want a good trip for the family or group of friends Big River Raft Trips will make it memorable. Thank you BIG RIVER RAFT TRIPS.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

raft trip was great, guide was great. very fun and I'd love to do it again.... in warmer weather :) that was my fault we chose to go in NM springtime. you never know what the weather will do from one day to the next. I'd like to try a more challenging river next time too!

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Billy is an authentic New Mexico character and a very experienced river guide. He specializes in taking people on a fun and splashy white water adventures. As a guide myself in Arizona, I think the prices on the river trips in Taos are very very reasonable and would advise visitors that one of the half day trips is the best... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This was our second rafting trip, and first time to use Big River Rafting Co. We all agreed, these were our favorite guides because they were both so seasoned and so confidant/comfortable, LAID BACK with both the river and the varied personalities on both rafts. They both created an atmosphere that made you feel like you were with family, not... More 

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