John Siener


Great Time on the Rio Grande!
“I selected Kokopelli based on their reviews regarding their trips as well as their safety record. They didn’t let us down. The trip information and safety instructions at the beginning were thorough and, as it turned out, very useful. I say useful because I wound up in the water.”

Morgan C.

Great Rafting Adventure!
“We had a great trip with Kokopelli on the Racecourse! My boys (ages 10 & 12) had huge grins on their faces the entire time and especially loved “riding the bull” on the front of the boat. Our guide Avery was masterful! We will definitely be back again.”


Great water, great scenery, great guides!
“My wife and I went with Kokopelli this last weekend for a half day Racecourse trip. It was an amazing day! The guide was knowledgable, the water was really fun, and the conversations between the guide and other boaters was great. I’d highly recommend anyone go with Koko!”


John has worked the rivers of New Mexico since 1999. He is a Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Wilderness First Responder, CPR/First Aid instructor, and avid outdoorsman.

John attended the New Zealand Rafting Association advanced river rescue workshop. Over the past ten years, he has guided hiking, biking, and rafting trips throughout northern New Mexico.

Kokopelli Guide: since 2000
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Charity: Red Cross
What I like most about rafting is: the rushing feeling as I guide the rafters through the rapids.
Certifications: Rowing 101, Patience-with-Rafters 102, What-to-Do-when-Raft-Capsizes 103
Hobbies: Surfing with the Sharks, Parachute-less Skydiving (can only be done once), Playing Chess while Manoeuvring the Rapids

John in Action

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