New Mexico Multi-Day River Rafting

Rio Grande Whitewater Overnight

Imagine combining the Taos Box and the Lower Gorge into a two-day whitewater fiesta. We launch northwest of Taos, float through a spectacular canyon and negotiate numerous class III and IV rapids.
After an exciting day of whitewater, we stop at one of our campsites near the Taos Junction Bridge, the beginning of the Lower Gorge. A delicious dinner is prepared by Kokopelli guides and after dinner we’ll sit around, reliving the day’s adventures.

The next morning, after a healthy breakfast, we launch our rafts for a peaceful float, working the kinks out of our tired muscles. After lunch, it’s more whitewater action as we head for the Racecourse section and numerous challenging class III rapids. The trip ends with a nap in the van as we head back to Santa Fe. We provide all camping equipment, meals, soft drinks, and water. Minimum age on this trip is 12.

Price: $359* per person.

White Rock Canyon Overnight

An overnight trip in White Rock Canyon, just west of Santa Fe, is a combination trip including many of the features that make northern New Mexico a special place. We will float through a spectacular canyon, formed millions of years ago during the age of volcanoes.

At our campsites, we will discover we are in the land of the Anasazi Indians as we visit an ancient agricultural location along the river that is hundreds of years old. We will also have an opportunity for hiking and will take time to cool off in the beautiful, clear Pajarito Springs, a refreshing dip on those hot summer days. While you are relaxing or exploring, your Kokopelli guides will prepare a delicious dinner.

After a hearty breakfast and perhaps another swim in the spring, we return to the rafts, looking forward to class II – III rapids and more amazing sights. Minimum age on White Rock Canyon is seven.

The White Rock Canyon has runable flows all season long.

Price: Two day, $359* per person, Age 8-12 $299*.

Three day, $495* per person, Age 8-12 $399*.

Minimum Group Size 6 people

Rio Chama Overnight

Join us for a two or three-day adventure floating the Wild and Scenic Rio Chama through the magnificently sculpted sandstone land that inspired artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The 31-mile trip begins at El Vado Dam about 90 miles northwest of Santa Fe in Ponderosa Pine country. The Chama flows through a 1500-foot wilderness canyon that is remote and difficult to access, ensuring that birds and wildlife are plentiful. The trip is a mixture of mellow floating and moderate class II and III rapids. The Chama is a perfect trip for families and those looking for days filled with beauty and relaxation.

We offer this trip in oar-powered or paddle rafts. We also have the option of inflatable kayaks, or “duckies,” for the more adventurous. As with all our overnight trips, we provide all camping equipment, tasty, nutritious meals prepared by your Kokopelli guides, and everything you need for an outdoor experience you will
always remember. This trip has very limited availability; please call early for dates and reservations.

Price: Two day, $359* per person, Age 8-12 $299*.

Three day, $495* per person, Age 8-12 $399*.

Minimum Group Size 6 people

Ute Mountain

One hundred and fifty miles north of Santa Fe is a designated Wild and Scenic section of the Rio Grande. It is rarely floated, and thus has retained a wild beauty difficult to find in today’s hectic world. If you are looking to escape the pressures of everyday life, join us on a two-day, 25-mile journey back to another era. The trip begins just north of the New Mexico-Colorado border, and as we head downstream, we begin our descent into the canyon. As the walls rise dramatically above us, it is common to be surrounded by thousands of swallows. Eagles, falcons, and owls are also spotted frequently. We will see an abundance of wildlife and a wide variety of native plants not found on other sections of the Rio Grande.

We will float downstream for about 10 miles to the campsite at Costilla Creek, where guides will assist in setting up tents for a night under the wide New Mexico sky. The guides will also be acting as chefs for the evening, cooking up a healthy, tasty dinner.

The next day, after a hearty breakfast, we continue downstream, running numerous class II rapids as the canyon deepens and narrows. It is about 14 miles of spectacular scenery from our campsite to the trip’s end at Lee Trail. There, we will pack and hike up a short but steep quarter-mile trail to the top of the rim and the van waiting to return to Santa Fe.

This adventure has limited availability, so please call us for dates. Minimum age on Ute Mountain is seven.

Price: $359* per person, which includes meals and all camping equipment.

Minimum Group Size 6 people

Rio Grande Whitewater Three-Day

This is a unique trip combining La Junta, Taos Box and the Lower Gorge into a three-day rafting adventure. We launch northwest of Taos after a hike into the spectacular canyon near the confluence (La Junta) of Red River and the Rio Grande. After loading the rafts, we’re off on this beautiful and remote river. The evening is spent enjoying a delicious dinner and camping at a beautiful riverside spot. On day two, we float through the famous Taos Box and negotiate numerous class III and IV rapids. After an exciting day of whitewater, we stop at a campsite near the Taos Junction Bridge, the beginning of the Lower Gorge. A delicious dinner is prepared by Kokopelli guides, and we’ll relax, reliving the day’s adventures.

Rio Grande Gorge Rafting
Rio Grande Gorge Rafting, Taos Box
Enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning before we launch our rafts on a peaceful float, working the kinks out of our tired muscles. After lunch, there’s more whitewater action as we head for the Racecourse section, challenging numerous class III rapids. The trip ends with a nap in the van as we head for Santa Fe. We provide all camping equipment, meals, soft drinks, and water.

Price: $495* per person.

Minimum Group Size 6 people

*Prices do not include taxes or federal user fees.