<p>Our most popular half-day raft trip. Two to three hours of Class 2 and 3 rapids, a rollercoaster ride of whitewater thrills. A perfect family adventure at most water levels, the Racecourse is a suitable whitewater raft trip for first-time rafters. At super-high levels, the last rapid of the Racecourse is one of the biggest on the Rio Grande! That doesn't happen every year, and when it does we move younger children to the Orilla Verde section.<br /><br /><strong>Funyak it!</strong> For extra thrills at low and medium water levels, paddle your own inflatable one-person or two-person miniature raft, accompanied by a guide. You will get a comprehensive lesson at the beginning of the trip, and you will amaze yourself at the skill with which you learn to negotiate the whitewater. <strong>No extra charge.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHITEWATER RATING:</strong> Class 3 (4 in high water)</p> <p><strong>RECOMMENDED MINIMUM AGE:</strong> 6 (12 in high water, 16 in super-high water)<br /><br /><strong>MEET:</strong> 9.30 a.m. or 1.30 p.m., Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center (Hwy 68 in Pilar, between mile markers 28 and 29 - do not put this into GPS, it will take you 30 miles in the wrong direction!). Return to your vehicle 12-12.30 p.m. or 4-4.30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>SEASON:</strong> March to November. (Los Rios rafts earlier and later than any other company.) High water usually late May/early June. Low water has steep, bouldery drops and is more technically challenging. Available 7 days a week.</p> <p><strong>WE PROVIDE:</strong> All rafting and safety equipment including life-jacket, helmet if desired, waterproof jacket and pants, transportation to and from meeting place, snack of chips and salsa, fresh fruit, and cookies. Wetsuit rental $10. Neoprene booties rental $5.</p>
"My family and I took a river rafting excursion on August 7, 2019 - in the afternoon. Our guide was Dillon. I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that he is the best. We had a great time and are planning on coming back next summer and taking another river rafting journey - and of course, we will be requesting Dillon as our guide. Did not find a place on the website to write a review but did want to let yall know how much we learned from Dillon - and what a joy he was to be with...This was my first river rafting experience and to tell the truth, I was a little nervous but Dillon put my fears at ease and before we even left - he said, "don't worry, I got you on this." His reassurance helped me not to scream the whole way... Every step of the way he was calm and in control - and a bit of a character - in a good way! Words cannot really express my appreciation for his professionalism and keeping my family safe. Thanks for employing such a wonderful person, Kathy Wheeler "The Group from Texas" 8/22/2019"
The Group From Texas
The Group From Texas