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.
Price: $124* per adult (age 13+); $105* per child (age 6 – 12)
Duration: 5-6 hours from County Line. 7-8 hours 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)
2022 Season: April 30 – September 5
Includes: Guide, Gear, Transportation, and Snack
* Does not include: Santa Fe gross receipts tax (8.4375%) or $3.00/person public land user fee
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 6 and up.
Due to COVID 19, each FULL DAY reservation has a 10-person minimum, as we are no longer co-mingling unrelated parties on the same trip during the pandemic due to food handling and longer transportation times. Individuals and small groups may still book separately online, provided their total group size is 10 or greater. Parties with less than 10 people are encouraged to call 505-983-3734 to discuss alternatives, including our half-day Rio Grande Float and Rio Grande Racecourse trips, which have a 4-person minimum. Safety has been our top priority for over 30 years, We appreciate your understanding and look forward to rafting with you!
*Prices do not include taxes or federal user fees.