$33 for Half-Day Rafting Trip on the Rio Grande Lower Gorge from Big River Raft Trips in Pilar ($60 Value)

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Desiree C. ·
June 25, 2013
Great tour guides! Very friendly!


Miramanee P. · 11 reviews TOP REVIEWER
July 19, 2012
The guide was really cool


Jonathan O. · 1 review
· June 17, 2018
Had a fantastic time. Water was a little low at the time but the entire family had a blast.

What You'll Get

River rafting gives humans the an opportunity to see the world from a perspective usually reserved for floating leaves, otters, and trolls who have turned into driftwood. Gaze upon new territories with today’s Groupon: for $33, you get a half-day rafting tour of the Rio Grande Lower Gorge with Big River Raft Trips in Pilar, launching near the Orilla Verde recreation area (a $60 value).

Big River Raft Trips leads journeys through both the calm and tumultuous waters of the Rio Grande. The Lower Gorge half-day trip traverses the calmer waters, allowing visitors to enjoy the serene beauty of the canyon’s chiseled rocks, wooded areas, and picturesque mesas, without the fear of losing a camera or ruining one’s bouffant in the rapids. Knowledgeable expert guides such as Big River Raft Trips owner Big River Billy, a class 5+ river boatman who has logged 10,000 river hours, lead the excursions, imparting wisdom about local canyon history and wildlife along the way.

Big River Raft Trips supplies all the boating equipment, life jackets, wetsuit booties, bottled water, and dry bags, but recommends that adventurers wear a bathing suit and bring basic outdoor essentials such as sunscreen and a hat. Post-voyage, a complimentary shuttle conveys guests back to their vehicles as they snack on chips, salsa, and popsicles and practice paddle high-fives.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Must redeem by 6/30/11. Reservation required; subject to availability. 3-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. New customers only. Must be 6 or older. Children under 18 need guardian consent. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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