Guided Tour – “The Bosque” (Extended)
Just a half-mile or so below the put-in in Bernalillo, the Rio winds past the northern boundary of the Sandia pueblo on the east bank, then continues past densely forested cottonwood Bosque for several miles, with occasional views of several beautiful riverfront homes along the bluffs on the west bank. A short, Class II rapid just north of Corrales defines the end of any development until the takeout approximately three hours further downstream.
As the Rio Grande passes through Corrales, the river widens and slows considerably, braiding into multiple channels as it meanders through seemingly endless cottonwood Bosque. Although this tour is essentially within the sprawling development of greater Albuquerque, the participants will see little of it, as the east bank is dominated by the Sandia Pueblo lands, while the west bank through Corrales is entirely protected Bosque preserve until the return to civilization at the take-out at the Alameda bridge.
We'll provide the bottled water, and stop along the way at one of the many sandbars we'll encounter, where we'll have a light picnic of assorted fruits, cheeses, meats and crackers. Waterfowl are plentiful in this section, and the views and sense of solitude are nothing short of remarkable. This is a very mellow float trip with few sections of fast moving water. Approximately four hours of "river time".
Rates: $65.00 per person, plus tax. Please call for reservations.