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Kokopelli Rafting Adventures

1401 Maclovia St, Unit A, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3292
+1 505-983-3734
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Stunning

We had a great day rafting with Garret and Kokopelli. Beautiful scenery, great fun and outstanding... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue B
Great time on the tube with Kokopelli

Our group of 27 family members, ranging in age from 7 to 52, had a great time doing the 1/2 day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brian t
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Kokopelli Rafting Adventures is Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico's finest whitewater rafting guide service. Consistently ranked as Trip Advisors #1 provider in our category and recipient of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Join us in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument for whitewater river rafting on the Rio Grande Racecourse (class 3), Taos Box (class 3-4), the family friendly Lower Gorge (class 2) or the Lower Gorge Racecourse full-day (class 2-3). The Rio Chama offers something for everyone as well on the full-day (class 2-3) or the multi-day overnight trip through the congressionally designated Wild and Scenic section; 31 miles of class 2 and 3 fun! Enjoying our great river canyons as well as the best guides around. Our guides start with an 80 hour training course designed to meet Colorado's stringent standards. Our veteran guides are trained to meet the US national and International Rafting Federation's international standards.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1401 Maclovia St, Unit A, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3292
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great day rafting with Garret and Kokopelli. Beautiful scenery, great fun and outstanding professionalism. Loved the humble and natural style of Garret - will come back again and experience the river in different conditions.....just magical!

Thank Sue B
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Sue! Garret is a great guy, an excellent guide and we're glad he's on-board with us. Thank ou for choosing Kokopelli Rafting Adventures. We look forward to rafting with you again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 27 family members, ranging in age from 7 to 52, had a great time doing the 1/2 day racecourse. Our guides were knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic, they helped us make great memories, as we were in NM for a big celebration and...More

Thank brian t
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for a great review Brian! Your group was super easy to work with and tons of fun to paddle with! We hope your celebration and family reunion went well and you enjoyed your time in Santa Fe; come join us again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 1/2 day racecourse today with Tristan as our guide. He was excellent, and made me feel at ease and confident in the raft. He was also very knowledgeable about the geographic features of the area as well. We were first timers at...More

Thank erika414
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Erika! Thanks for sharing your story! Tristan is keenly interested in the history, geology, wildlife, flora and fauna -- so learning all about it is something he does naturally and loves sharing his knowledge with those on his raft. We look forward to rafting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family time in the water... we wrapped up our vacation with an afternoon “racecourse”. Our guide was Issac and he was awesome. We had an absolute blast and I would highly HIGHLY recommend this outfit. We drove up from Albuquerque and it was very easy...More

Thank Gery M
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gery! Sounds like you had a great time! We're glad to hear it. Thanks for sharing your story. Come join us again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the river! Our riding team has been in Santa Fe for the horse show, and our hotel manager recommended Kokopelli for our day off (plus, I saw all the great reviews online - especially about safety!). Last minute, they...More

Thank Keri Ann W
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great story Keri! Thank you for choosing Kokopelli Rafting Adventures for your family vacation!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first rafted with Kokopelli in the summer of 2015 on the Pilar Racecourse and had a truly awesome experience! We couldn't wait for our daughter to be old enough so that we could take her on the Rio Grande float. This summer, now that...More

Thank kochel3
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a great story! We love being a part of awesome family experiences like yours! Thank you for trusting Kokopelli Rafting Adventures with your daughter's first rafting experience! Come back soon for a trip on the Racecourse half-day or Lower Gorge Racecourse full-day!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very positive experience with Kokopelli rafting company. Ren was our guide and his experience was evident in how we maneuvered the rapids in low water. We plan on coming back in June when the water levels are traditionally higher.More

Thank Sheila C
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Sheila! Come join us again in June for a totally different experience. The river can be different each day, like a golf course, as water rises and falls and opens up new lines or requiring different maneuvers. If you come back,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome day on the Rio Grande today! We LOVED it! Ren, our guide, was fantastic! He had great information, facts, and funnies about the scenes along the way! We have never white water rafted before and this was a great experience!!! Bucket list...More

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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome! We love introducing first-timers to whitewater rafting and sharing our love for the river with them. We're glad you had an awesome time and look forward to rafting with you next time you're in town!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We absolutely loved it! My family & I went rafting for the first time ever at the end of June. Although the Rio Grande was low due to drought & lack of snow fall this last winter, we thought it was just right for us....More

Thank lilywrinkle7
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Lily! We're glad you loved your trip with your family! One of the biggest myths is that only "high water" is fun. We love the river when it's high or low, washed out or technical. Each level has a different character and different playspots...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This past Wednesday, our family embarked on its first rafting trip ever, and I must admit that we were a little apprehensive at first. Their thorough review of safety procedures put our minds at rest. Our guide, MJ, was a consummate professional and a consummate...More

Thank Jason M
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you Jason! I love hearing stories about the impact we have on kids, families and future of river recreation. We know this is more than a rafting trip, it's a chance for you, their dad, to see them grow in a new way... but...More

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Fooder P
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Kokopelli Rafti... A | Property representative |
Hi, I'm not sure if I understand your question, but August is a great time to visit Santa Fe. Warm, sunny days and river rafting is a great way to cool off! Let us know if you're in town. We'd love to go rafting with you!
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BaySprings233
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Kokopelli Rafti... A | Property representative |
Hi @BaySpring! We typically open around the last weekend in April. You can give us a call, place a no-obligation quote, and we can get you in our system for a the weekend nearest to the end of April. If it coincides with... More
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Ronald R
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Kokopelli Rafti... A | Property representative |
Hi Ronald, I believe I addressed your question over the phone this morning. I'm sorry we are not able to accommodate your request. Have fun with your friends; the water is great!
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