The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn't meant to be dry. Remain damp with today’s Groupon: for $33, you get a half-day, guided river-raft trip of the Rio Grande's lower gorge (a $60 value) from Big River Raft Trips in Pilar, launching near the Orilla Verde recreation area. The trip includes:
- Interpretive river guide
- Boat and paddles
- Life jacket, wet-suit booties, and warm clothing
- Dry bags
- Bottled water, popsicles, chips, and salsa
- Shuttle service to and from the site
Big River Raft Trips outfits water adventurers with everything necessary to experience thrilling and educational trips down the Rio Grande. The family-friendly half-day trip winds through the gentler waters at the bottom of the stunning walls of the Rio Grande Gorge. Expert interpretive guides—such as owner Big River Billy—answer questions about the scenic landscape while hushing the persistent heckling from the wildlife peanut gallery. Enjoy the rugged landscape with wide-open mesas and chiseled canyons that are lush with plant life. While Big River Raft Trips supplies all requisite equipment, boaters are encouraged to wear a bathing suit and bring along outdoor accouterments including sunscreen and a hat.
Big River Raft Trips
Big River Raft Trips owner Billy Miller, who has more than 10,000 river miles logged on his personal odometer, leads a team of expert guides that steers full- and half-day rafting trips along the Rio Grande. Big River Raft Trips categorizes each tour by its difficulty, delivering aquatic thrills to paddlers of all skill levels through placid, sightseeing rides for beginners as well as heart-racing treks through Class IV+ rapids for experts and human-dinghy hybrids. All rafting equipment is included for all trip.
515 Slate Avenue NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102