Rio Grande Bosque Moving-water Adventure

Location:
Coronado Campground
106 Monument Drive
Bernalillo, NM, 87004
See map: Google Maps
Directions:
Coronado Campground is at the Northwest corner of Hwy 550 and the Rio Grande river in Bernalillo, NM, just 15 minutes north of Albuquerque. From I-25, take the 242 exit and drive West on Hwy 550, approximately 1.7 miles. Just after Hwy 550 crosses the Rio Grande, turn north into the Coronado Monument entrance. Coronado Campground will be on the right, just before you enter the Coronado Monument property.
Start Time: 
Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

So your troop has taken the Paddle, Pole & Roll clinic and wants to take their skills (and their boats) to the river!  Now what??  Come with us as we paddle through the Rio Grande Bosque.  The Rio Grande is one of Albuquerque's most overlooked recreational playgrounds!  Surrounded by Native American Pueblo lands and CABQ Open Space properties, they'll feel like they're 100's of miles from a major metropolitan city.  No buildings, no traffic, no noise, no people.  Just huge cottonwood trees and incredible views of the Sandia Mountains.

For your girls' first time on the river, they'll feel the gentle current pushing their boat downstream. They'll get a chance to practice all the flatwater strokes and learn new skills like reading the river, recognizing and avoiding hazards and trip-planning logistics.

We'll encounter a few easy Class I rapids along the way.  While this is a leisure float, it's also a great time to refine our paddling skills before moving out to Class II whitewater, the next class in the series.

Paddle, Pole and Roll is a required pre-requisite.

 

 

Price: 
$50.00 Before Tax
My girls were Brownies. From a leader perspective, I wanted to see something fun, and that would build confidence. This was one of our first real "outings" as a Girl Scout. I was looking for something "different", something with a sense of adventure/out of the ordinary (something they don't do everyday) but controlled and safe. I also wanted something a bit challenging - physically, but also something they hadn't done before, something that would build confidence. This really fit the bill perfectly. They didn't' want to get out of the pool!
Kathleen Tighe-Smith  -  Troop #10228, Brownies, Albuquerque, NM
Thank you!  The girls had an absolute wonderful time at the Paddle Safety class. You represented your sport well with the girls and it shows through their enthusiasm.  Good Job!
Melaney Olander  -  Troop 707

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