New Mexico is a hub for all things ADVENTURE and ART. With a gorgeous landscape of alpine desert and scenic rivers, legendary history and culture, and an art scene that spans all ages and styles, this is a truly one- of-a-kind state with endless excitement and opportunities to explore! This NEW Telluride Academy programs takes us to the unique town of Taos, New Mexico for a multi-day, self-supported river excursion down the Rio Chama. We'll guide our own inflatable kayaks through the pristine, quiet waters beneath multi-colored sandstone cliffs, spend our evenings at gorgeous riverside beaches and enjoy campfire cuisine beneath a starry sky. When we take off the river we'll check into a local hostel and spend a full day visiting world-renowned museums, reveling in the incredible architecture of the Earthships and admiring handmade goods at the Farmer's Markets! This week-long "adventure and art" experience will leave you with a passion for the arts, an increased appreciation for regional culture and a perpetual love for the river!
Program Schedule: *Subject to change
Day 1: Meet and greet! Pack up the van, grocery shop and drive to Taos Camp!
Day 2-3: Rio Chama expedition with Far Flung Adventures! Spend your days and nights on one of the most scenic rivers of the south west!
Day 4: Last day on the river! Take-out and check into local hostel.
Day 5: Spend the day visiting the unique museums and galleries of Taos!
Day 6: Morning trip to the farmer's market before driving home to Telluride!
*The group will return mid-evening on the 23rd. Exact arrival time will be communicated on the day of the program.