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Kokopelli Rafting Adventures

1401 Maclovia St, Unit A, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3292
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So much fun!

This place is great! The guide we had was nice and patient teaching everyone what to do before we... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
BDS_NYC
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New York City, New York
Awesome!

We *loved* our full-day trip on the Rio Grande, with a mellow first half and the "racecourse" after... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
forzaazzuri06
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boston, ma
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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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“rio grande” (39 reviews)
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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 November 16, 2017

This place is great! The guide we had was nice and patient teaching everyone what to do before we started. Would definitely recommend this activity to anyone visiting. The rafting and the hike were the highlights of our trip to Santa Fe.

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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Thank you! We're glad you had a great time with Kokopelli Rafting Adventures. Join us again when you're back in town!

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

We *loved* our full-day trip on the Rio Grande, with a mellow first half and the "racecourse" after lunch with class 2-3 rapids. The boats accommodated four people plus the guide, which was a really fun size. Our guide was friendly and skilled, and we...More

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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thank you Forzaazzuri06! Our guides Eric and Armaan really enjoyed paddling with you yesterday! Our other full-day trips include the Rio Chama and the Taos Box. Each have a different vibe. The Rio Chama is more of a 'chillaxing' (chill/relaxing) feel, and the Taox Box...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This was our first ever time white water rafting and what a great place to experience this, on the Rio Grande. The staff were very meticulous on safety and Becka our guide was great fun and very professional in guiding us through the rapids.. Highly...More

Thank Julie F
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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thank you Julie! We enjoyed our trip with you and hope you enjoy the reminder of yours just as much!

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Our guide, Jackson, made sure we were all prepared and confident before our adventure began. He was very knowledgable about the history of the area and the different parts of the river. Never felt like we were in any danger and wished I had booked...More

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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Hi Bgrulke, we're so glad you and your family had a great day on the Rio Grande Float! Jackson makes rafting fun and entertaining for all of his guest. We look forward to rafting with you again!

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

What an amazing experience doing the 3-day raft/camping trip on the Rio Chama with Kokopelli in July! The wilderness canyon is spectacular gorgeous. Our guides, Jesse and Tristan were awesome, and made sure that (1) we were safe and prepared and (2) that our kids...More

Thank Lyle H
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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Thank you Lyle! Jesse & Tristan loved paddling with you and your family. We appreciate your repeat business and look forward to paddling with you all again! Cheers!

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

My sister & I did the half day trip with Kokopekli in July and had a blast! Our guide, Yates, was a lot fun. He knows his sport well and they all take safety seriously. The beauty is breathtaking. So if you are looking for...More

Thank Lori B
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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you Lori! Safety, service and professionalism are core values here at Kokopelli and Yates represents us well. Thanks again!

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Went twice this month. Anastacia was great both times, knowledgeable, super friendly and felt very safe and confident in her expertise. Race course was technical as the river level is a bit lower but fun with a few more rapids. The Rio Chama trip was...More

Thank vivianne c
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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you Vivianne, for your perspective on the rivers we run and the guides who make these experiences safe and memorable. We look forward to paddling with you again!

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Went with some friends who hadn't been before and this is a great place to start. We went on the race course which is fun but not too difficult. We had Jessie as our guide and we've seen her for the past 3 years there....More

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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Hi Shane, thanks for your repeat business and for the confidence in us to bring your friends! I'll share this with Jesse! Join us next season for the Taos Box for a more challenging run or 3 days on the Rio Chama for a relaxing,...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Ren picked us up promptly at the visitor center for our adventure. This was our first time we ever rafted as we have a little boy. We went on the half day and at the end, wished we had done the full day. Ren was...More

Thank Adriana M
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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you for sharing your perspective Adriana! We're so glad you and your family had such a great time! Wren is a great guide and his love for the river really shows through. Join us again when you can; we'd love to paddle with you...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my 1st rafting trip! Avery was an amazing guide-very knowledgeable and skilled! We took the all-day trip and really enjoyed the variety of experiences that offered. The company and its crew were very organized, and the provided lunch was delish!

Thank Amy C
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Kokopelli_Rafting, General Manager at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you Amy! We appreciate your kind words and your business. We look forward to paddling with you again!

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BaySprings233
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Kokopelli_Rafting | 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 23, 2017|
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Response from Kokopelli_Rafting | 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
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Kokopelli_Rafting | 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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