Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 5 Years in a Row!
If you’re looking for the best rafting in New Mexico, check out Kokopelli Rafting Adventures! But don’t take our word for it! We’ve received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year in a row since 2015!
“Unforgettable Rafting Experiences since 1991!“
Safety. Service. Professionalism.
We offer small custom trips for groups of 2 to 30, personalized service, an impeccable safety record, great food, and exceptional, professional interpretive guides!
Our half-day rafting trips are full of whitewater fun, rich history, geological wonders and entertaining folklore! Learn how each rapid got its name, mysterious conspiracy theories around ill-fated gold prospectors and tall tales that only a seasoned Rio Grande river guide would know.
There are a few “classic” whitewater rafting runs in the Western United States; two are right here in Northern New Mexico within a short drive from Santa Fe! The infamous Taos Box and captivating Rio Chama. Join us for an unforgettable rafting experience and see for yourself why these are classic whitewater rafting trips!
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures has the longest continuous series of commercial outfitter permits of any rafting outfitter in New Mexico, starting in Southern Colorado and continuing through to Cochiti Reservoir. Linking these sections makes for great multi-day rafting trips! Let us help you plan the perfect two- or three-day getaway on the Rio Grande or Rio Chama!
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures core values of safety, service and professionalism align well with safety-conscious corporate managers and event planners, youth groups, family reunions and regional conventions. We regularly book custom unforgettable rafting experiences for groups of 50 to 120 without sacrificing quality for quantity.
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Professional Rafting Guide School
Kokopelli Rafting Adventure’s guide training significantly exceeds industry standards with our 80 hour training program emphasizing safety, service and professionalism. Learn the hands-on skills of river guiding and the softer skills of service and professional that make Kokopelli guides requested year after year.
THE KOKOPELLI CREW CARES ABOUT OUR CUSTOMERS, OUR RIVERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT!
Raft and kayak the Rio Grande and Rio Chama rivers in New Mexico, with New Mexico’s Top Rated Rafting Outfitter! Experience the thrills from Class IV whitewater rapids to serene Class I canyon floats. Kokopelli’s exceptional guides will ensure it is an experience to remember. We offer small custom trips, great food, personalized service, and exceptional guides.
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Private Group Adventures
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Stand Up Paddle Instruction
1/2 Day Flat Water
1-Day Moving Water
Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals
Kayak Instruction on the Rio Grande in NM
Intro to Kayaking on the Rio Grande
Private Kayaking Instruction on the Rio Grande
Guided Kayak Runs for Experienced Kayakers
Riversport Gear Rental in Santa Fe
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New Mexico Rafting News
Wrapping up the 2016 New Mexico Rafting Season
One week of rafting trips remaining...Until next year! Wow... what a year for rafting on the Rio Grande! As the 2016 Rafting Season is coming to an end, its a fun time to think of some of our favorite moments. The Class IV Taos Box ran for a great season until July...read more
Summer is in Full Swing on the Rivers of New Mexico!
Summer is in full swing! The water levels have come down on the Rio Grande, making whitewater trips more family friendly! The Rio Grande is available for rafts and inflatable kayaks, for those seeking a little more excitement on the river. Since the water levels of...read more
Spend the 4th of July on America’s Rivers!
Happy 4th of July! What a better way to celebrate our country’s independence then with an exciting whitewater trip down one of the nation’s first designated Wild and Scenic Rivers! In 1968, the US Congress voted to protect the Rio Grande due to its outstandingly,...read more
Rio Grande Racecourse 6/17/2016 Class III Rapids
6/17/2016 One of our favorite groups of all time!! Thanks for coming out again and Rafting the Rio Grande Racecourse with us! Please Review us if you've got a second. Videos are here: on Kokopelli Rafting's youtube channel MORE PHOTOS & VIDEOS ARE...read more