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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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Best bucket list trip!!

What an awesome day on the Rio Grande today! We LOVED it! Ren, our guide, was fantastic! He had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ldc91215
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Dublin, Texas
Great 1st time rafting experience!

We absolutely loved it! My family & I went rafting for the first time ever at the end of June... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lilywrinkle7
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Los Fresnos, Texas
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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 3 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have never white water rafted before our trip to Santa Fe. We checked out the reviews of the several companies and decided to try Kokopelli’s. SOOOoooo happy we did! Our guide Amanda made us feel so comfortable and she is so knowledgeable about the...More

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

Hi Christine! Thanks for the note and kinds words for Amanda. She's a great guide and we're glad to have her! Our core value is quality over quantity and we're committed to quality experiences with quality guides. As a side note - the confirmation explicitly...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun outing, especially for a family who wants to experience some outdoor fun. We have rafted the Rio Grande with adults and with our family including older children. The excitement level will depend on how much water is moving, with your best...More

Thank KC2SF
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi KC! Who knew there'd be water in the desert?! It actually makes for a great place to beat the heat. Last year, we had "high water" well into July and medium flows well into August. Recreation means different things to different people. The excitement...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a youth group of 22 total that went on the river in 5 boats. Every group had a great guide who were very knowledgeable with the river and mad sure that each person had a great time. We had water guns and was...More

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

Thanks ptatjohn! I know our guides enjoyed rafting with you all on the Racecourse. We look forward to working with you again in the future!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The water was low but the trip was amazing! Billy, our guide, was amazing and the perfect gentleman guide. He was knowledgable of every rock, water level, tree, etc.. and just a good, "positive" guy.

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

Thanks kjkinsel! We like that guy a lot too :) He's smart, personable and a highly skilled river guide. Thanks for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to paddling with you again in the future!

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We had 9 in our group, all first timers. Most youth were under 90 pounds. The three adults felt like everyone was safe the entire time. Our guides, Anastasia and Armaan were professional, fun and educational. They were patient and encouraging of the younger ones...More

Thank Savanna-Miles G
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Wow! Isn't that what it's all about? We work hard behind the scenes to make sure children like that have memories that last a lifetime. You never know when a moment like that changes one's course for ever. Thank you Savanna-Miles G and everyone who...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We did the half day rafting trip last Wednesday with Wren as our guide. We had a great time! We were all first timers and weren't really sure what to expect. Wren was a great guide, giving clear instructions and also telling us interesting facts...More

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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you sas2000gt! We're so glad you had a great time with Wren. He's a great guide and loves what he does. It really shows and I'm glad he was able to introduce first-timers to something we love to share! All forward!

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Had the privilege of being part of an award trip that chose to raft the Rio Grande with Kokopelli Rafting. We had an amazing time. Billie took care of guiding us down the river while telling us all about the history of the area. Made...More

Thank JD W
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Kokopelli Rafti... A, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi JD! Congrats on your accomplishments! We're glad we could be a part of your company-sponsored reward day and help celebrate the sucesses of your team. The Rio Grande Racecourse is such a gem, fun and playful at all levels. We hope you can join...More

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BaySprings233
13 July 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
22 April 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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galeie
15 April 2017|
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Response from Kokopelli Rafti... A | Property representative |
Hi Galeie, Thanks for your inquiry. On the surface, it is unlikely you would be able to make it from Santa Fe to the river access (about 60 minutes away) and get a 3hr rafting trip in before dark; since we're in a deeper... More
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