New Mexico River Adventures

The Racecourse
Guide Olympics
Inflatable Kayaking
Good Times
NMRA Headquarters
Swiftwater Training
Rio Chama
Guide Olympics
Company Bowling
Day Off Fun
Souse Hole on the Racecourse
Team Bonding
Rivers and Brews with Bosque Brewing
After Work Fun!
Good Times
The Crew
Let's Do This!
The Crew

The Greatest Job On Earth!

New Mexico River Adventures is the premier Rafting, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Rock Climbing company in Northern New Mexico. We pride ourselves at providing the best Guide School and instruction in the Southwest. We are a Guide's company! Whether you're experienced or not, if you like to have fun and make money, New Mexico River Adventures is a great place to land!

In the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge, just outside of the iconic mountain town of Taos. Our Headquarters and Guide/Staff housing is located right across the street from the mighty Rio Grande!

About New Mexico River Adventures

New Mexico River Adventures is a family owned and operated river and land operator in Northern New Mexico in between Taos and Santa Fe. Our team is a wonderful group of kind, hard working and fun young professionals.  Many form lifelong friendships from meeting and working together at NMRA.  Come be a part of a great team in a positive, fun and evolving work environment.

The Employee Experience

At NMRA, we thrive by working together as a team. We have formed an amazing community of leaders who have created incredible bonds. We at NMRA work hard, but we also play hard. Whether it be forming teams to compete in whitewater river races, participating in a company Dutch oven cook-off, Guide Olympics, company parties, or having boathouse movie nights; we know how to have a good time! We are committed to supporting the outdoor lifestyle!

Northern New Mexico boasts some of the most incredible opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, allowing for a seamless transition into winter job opportunities for those interested.  Taos is home to one of the greatest ski areas in the country and employs a number of our Guides during the off-season.  We also have Guides who head south to pursue winter river guiding positions and many who simply live their best life traveling abroad until the following New Mexico river season.  Most importantly, we have a great team of unique, hard-working and kind professionals who all help to inspire and look out for each other on and off the job.  

Ideal Candidate

Our incredible team consists of river professionals, teachers, students, adventure racers, parents and explorers. We are always looking for excited, hardworking and genuine people to join the team in a variety of capacities. NMRA is considered the leader in river outfitting in New Mexico. This is in large part due to the level of skill and professionalism that our Guides display on a daily basis.

Room and Board

NMRA's boathouse backs up to 6.5 acres of BLM land with stunning canyons and private hikes! We have a variety of covered raised wooden platforms, as well as several camping locations. We want our staff to make their platforms as personalized as possible! Moreover, we provide areas for people to park vans, campers, etc. We also supply a communal kitchen with personal dry storage bins and refrigerator space, as well as a bathroom and showers. Did we mention we are right across the street from the beautiful Rio Grande? 

Employee Perks

Have you ever wanted to try whitewater kayaking? What about stand-up paddle boarding? Kayaks, rafts and stand-up paddle boards; we allow our staff to responsibly use our equipment for personal use on the river. Our staff receives a discount on outdoor gear through our company. Not to mention, all staff receives a variety of NMRA guide gear as well as great discounts in our retail store!

Getting Here and Getting Around

We provide parking for our staff at our headquarters. Our commuting staff does a great job of offering fellow staff members transportation. We are lucky to be minutes away from the historic village of Dixon, NM which has a great Cooperative Market for guides to grab groceries or a delicious sandwich from their deli!

For Fun

Beautiful Northern New Mexico is full of incredible art, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, music and boating of course! The state's diverse geography allows you to experience both the colorful high desert as well as the breathtaking alpine environment. Our company is located 20 minutes South of the historic town of Taos, NM and an hour North of Santa Fe, NM. Not to mention, we are minutes away from the take-out point of our most popular section of the Rio Grande!

How to Apply

For more information regarding our open positions at NMRA, please call 505-983-7756 or email If you feel you are the perfect fit for our company please apply via the link below. 

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