A Way to Play: Whitewater Rafting in Northern New Mexico!

Winding through the ancient and rocky peaks of northern New Mexico flows the mighty and wild Rio Grande. Carved into the vast landscape of sheer basalt cliffs and rocky quartzite heights, home to man and animal alike, the Rio Grande is a tremendous force of nature that has provided life to the Southwest for a millennia. With a history as old and mysterious as the land itself, the Rio Grande is a truly wondrous and essential part of New Mexico’s wilderness. 


The Rivers of Northern New Mexico

When people think of the Southwest, they don’t often think of water. And while New Mexico is no stranger to drought and heat, it is no stranger to lakes and rivers either! Only a short, scenic drive away from Santa Fe are two of the Southwest’s most important and historical rivers: the mighty Rio Grande and the captivating Rio Chama. A memorable, exciting, and family-friendly way to explore serene landscapes is on the rivers themselves – an action-packed sport called whitewater rafting. A summer experience like none other, New Mexico offers some of the most spectacular whitewater in the country! From a relaxing morning float to a multi-day excursion into the depths of the waters of northern New Mexico, there’s something for everyone on the water. 


Kokopelli Rafting Adventures 

If you want an exciting and beautiful way to spend the day, look no further! The Taos gorge is stunning, the rapids were thrilling, but not too scary for us. And the guides were so pleasant and capable! We had great customer service from the time we booked the trip ’til we turned up at the boathouse to embark on our adventure, and then our guide, Stephen, took such good care of us on the river. Kokopelli is the way to go. We will certainly be back!!!”

A company of friends and professionals who love to share the wonders and joys of the outdoors, Kokopelli Rafting Adventures is a team of diverse people who are committed to providing a personalized, professional, and safe experience to each and every customer. With a team of close-knit and professionally trained guides and a foundation of experienced ownership, Kokopelli is northern New Mexico’s premier commercial outfitter. Offering trips to parties as small as two and large as thirty, Kokopelli has been facilitating adventure and fun since 1991! 

With half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips exploring the spectacular whitewater of northern New Mexico, Kokopelli Rafting Adventures is a five-time recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Kokopelli is also dedicated to the mindful protection of New Mexico’s outdoors, and practices Leave No Trace principles in all of its efforts on the river. A different kind of whitewater rafting experience, each trip with Kokopelli is also a trip into New Mexico’s past and include stories of abandoned riverside gold mines, ancient Native American petroglyphs, tales of mystery and intrigue, and a lesson or two on the complexity of northern New Mexico’s geological history. Want to learn more about the wild adventures you and yours can have on the whitewater of New Mexico? Reach out to them to learn more about New Mexico’s premier commercial rafting outfitter, Kokopelli Rafting Adventures!