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Rio Grande: Racecourse

Whitewater Recreation Area
The Racecourse – Southern Exposure

ADA Accessibility Notes

The Racecourse is suitable for some people with disabilities. Please contact us for more information.

The Racecourse is a half-day whitewater trip usually rated Class 3 and suitable for people 6 years old and over - though the water gets bigger and the minimum age goes up during the big spring runoff! Lots of moderately challenging rapids in a beautiful canyon with towering basalt and sandstone walls. The perfect family adventure.

Access Points

From Taos or Santa Fe, contact Los Rios River Runners, (800) 544-1181,, or online at

Best Seasons for Experiencing


Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed on commercial trips. Pets on private trips should use a CFD.

Typical Class of Water

Class 3, Class 4 in high water

Nearby Places