Canoeing in New Mexico
Guide to Canoeing in New Mexico
Don't mind the heat? The beauty of paddling in New Mexico is that you can get in the water instead of paddling on top of it! If you prefer cooler temps, keep an eye on the water levels, and you might just be able to paddle through the fall colors! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in New Mexico:
- Rio Chama River
- Elephant Butte Lake
- Cochiti Lake
Canoeing Locations in New Mexico
If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in New Mexico! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!
Plan a Canoeing Trip in New Mexico
Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout New Mexico and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of New Mexico community trip reports below:
Connect with Paddlers in New Mexico
Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going canoeing in New Mexico? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.