Guided Tour - "The Coronado" or "The Bosque"
We'll choose either "The Coronado" or "The Bosque" Adventure depending upon flow conditions and other factors. Please call for additional details for the specific date you're interested in, or to make reservations.
Covering a stretch of river that encompasses the area the Coronado campaign wintered in 1540, this guided adventure will put in among a beautiful stand of cottonwoods in Algodones, then traverse approximately 11 1/2 miles of remarkably secluded Rio Grande valley. The upper section of this trip features several interesting ancient volcanic formations and two small, Class I rapids. Once south of the Hwy 550 bridge in Bernalillo, the Rio begins to widen and slow, while the Bosque opens regularly to reveal spectacular views of the Sandia mountains. We'll stop and provide a light picnic at Coronado campground in Bernalillo, where some of our participants may choose to wrap up their tour. Following the stop, we'll continue on for just over another hour until our arrival just north of Corrales.
Coronado Tour "Adventurers" can choose either a two-hour float, stopping at Coronado campground in Bernalillo, or extending the tour to three hours by continuing on to just north of Corrales.
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 trip is quite close to the sprawling development of greater Albuquerque, the participants will not see any of it, as the east bank is dominated by the Sandia Pueblo lands, while the west bank is entirely protected Bosque preserve. We’ll stop and provide a light picnic at one of the many sandbars we’ll encounter, before returning to civilization at the take-out at the Alameda bridge.
As we approach Alameda, the Rio spills into numerous narrow channels, winding its way through several small islands, providing an almost tropical feel. Songbirds and 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.
Bosque Tour Adventurers may select either the four hour "Extended" tour, starting at Bernalillo, or the three hour standard version, putting in just above Corrales.
Rates are per-person. Limit of one adult per kayak, or two adults per canoe. Children under twelve who float along with a parent or guardian in the same boat do so at half price (Applies to children floating along with one adult in a kayak or two adults in a canoe).
The Coronado (Abbreviated) - Algodones to Bernalillo (Approximately two hours): $49.00 per person.
The Coronado (Standard) - Algodones to Corrales (Approximately three hours): $59.00 per person.
The Bosque - Corrales to Alameda (Approximately three hours): $55.00 per person
The Bosque (Extended) - Bernalillo to Alameda (Approximately four hours): $65.00 per person
Please call for reservations!