Lower Gorge – Racecourse Full Day


This popular trip combines our two half-day excursions into one exciting day! We start at the Taos Junction Bridge, putting in for a relaxing morning spent floating through spectacular, towering cliffs and mellow, class II rapids. After a satisfying all-you-can-eat lunch freshly prepared by your Kokopelli guides, we return to the boats to tackle class III rapids on the Racecourse. The river narrows, picks up speed, and before we know it, we're blasting through Albert's Falls, the Narrows, and on to Big Rock Rapid. The Lower Gorge is a perfect choice for first time rafters, with the morning section offering an opportunity to get comfortable on moving water. Once you've discovered the joy of river travel, the excitement increases in the afternoon.

Minimum age is seven, although we reserve the right to raise the age limit during extremely high water levels.

The Rio Grande Lower Gorge runs all season long.

Trip Details

Price: $109* per person (Age 7-12 $79*)

Duration: 5-6 hours From County Line 7-8 From Santa Fe

Meeting Location:Kokopelli Rafting – Santa Fe, NM @ 08:45 am or County Line River Access – Pilar, NM @ 10:00 am.

Meeting Time: 8:45 AM Santa Fe or 10:00 AM County Line

Difficulty: Class I-III (IV at high water)

Season: May 1st - September 15th

Includes: Guide, Gear, Transportation, and Snack

Participant Requirements: Must be in generally good physical fitness, have the ability to brace yourself inside the raft, and paddle periodically as requested by the guide. Must be age 7 and up.



*Prices do not include taxes or federal user fees.