This is Kokopelli Rafting Adventures with your first weekly river report for the weekend of June 5th and 6th. Summer temperatures are here and the snowmelt makes for wild days on the river!
Levels on the Rio Grande are medium-high. Just 1 hour north on the Rio Grande Racecourse section of river in Pilar, the river has flows of over 1,500 cubic feet per second. This means big, fun splashes and great photos at Souse hole. Families with young children can float on the calm water through the Orilla Verde Park and watch for birds, river otters, and other wildlife.
The challenging class IV Taos Box is maintaining exciting flows with 1,300 cubic feet per second.
Whiterock Canyon on the Rio Grande between Santa Fe and Cochiti Lake has 3,330 cfs. This is a great level for this beautiful and archeologically-rich trip, which has fun rapids at Ancho and Water Canyon.
The Rio Chama between El Vado and Abiquiu lakes will have normal weekend water levels and extraordinary scenery.
Up North in Colorado, the Rivers are going off!!! The Arkansas River through Browns Canyon in over 4,000 cfs. At this level, Browns Canyon is a serious Class IV run with Amazing Waves and Holes. No kids allowed at these levels on Browns, but there are plenty of other areas to raft with the whole family.
If you would like a trip on any of these sections, please call us at 505-983-3734 for details. Hope to see you on the river!