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“Excellent 4 day rafting trip - amazing guides!”

Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips
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Owner description: The best rafting trips in Ashland, Oregon are with Kokopelli River Guides! Rafting and kayaking on the Rogue River and Klamath River are our passion and we want to share that love of the river with you! We are located in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. Take the time while you are here to experience a river trip like no other! Our guides love guiding and it shows! Our lunches and snacks are healthy and delicious. Join us for a half day to several days on the river and see why we love what we do.
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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“Excellent 4 day rafting trip - amazing guides!”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I can't recommend Kokopelli enough. The entire trip was perfectly organised and they were super responsive, tailoring the trip to our moods and needs. Jill and Nick, our INCREDIBLE guides, were fantastic and really made the entire experience. I have to add that the food was unbelievably tasty and wholesome, with a great deal of variety and care in the preparation - not at all what I would have expected on a rafting and camping trip. The route we took was incredible with regards to scenery and nature - we saw an impressive plethora of birds of prey. Thanks for an amazing and memorable trip Jill, Nick and the Kokopelli crew!

Visited August 2013
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you Gaya for your kind words regarding the 4 day rafting trip you took with your girlfriends on the Lower Klamath River. Our guides said the trip was fantastic! You all sound like a great group of friends and the river was the perfect place to experience with them! Your guide, Jill, since she is vegetarian did all of the food planning for your group. I am glad that you were pleased with her food choices. If you are ever in our area again, look us up. We look forward to showing you why we love our rivers so much and why we live here!
Cheers,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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Calabasas, California
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“great white water trip with Kokopelli”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We go rafting on the Klamath every summer and love it- this was our first trip with Kokopelli as the outfit we normally go with were not available. They contacted Kokopelli for us who not only accommodated us at short notice but honored the somewhat lower price of the other company. Our guide Brian was extremely knowledgeable and experienced- we had great fun but were never concerned for safety. He was truly professional (and a life-long local). The drivers were also great- often I find I am a little nervous in a large van with a trailer going too fast around those windy roads, but this was great- the van was clean and comfortable. Lunch was sandwiches with high quality organic ingredients. I would highly recommend Kokopelli and the upper Klamath whitewater trip, and especially Brian as a guide (though the guide on the other boat seemed like alot of fun too). We saw a full family of sea otters swimming and then getting out of the water to stare at us; also a bald eagle, Osprey, great Grey Heron, etc. Fabulous trip.

Visited August 2013
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you Susan for your review of your recent Upper Klamath rafting trip. I am so glad that we provided an experience that pleased you since the outfitter you normally go with was not available. We hope that next year you think about rafting with Kokopelli River Guides again. We look forward to showing you everything that we are about and why we love guiding on our rivers!
Best regards,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
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“A great rafting provider”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Rafting the Klamath is an annual event for my family. This year, our usual provider was unavailable and they recommended us to Kokopelli.

Everything about our trip was as good as we could hope for. It was a bit chilly, so they provided us with waterproof jackets. The van was comfortable, the boats were solid, and our guide, Brian, was a local who understood the area and the wildlife.

This time we saw bald eagles and had a great view of four otters climbing on a rock. Wild blackberries completed the experience.

Visited August 2013
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you Mark for putting your trust in Kokopelli River Guides this year on the Upper Klamath since your regular outfitter was not available. I'm glad that you had an enjoyable day and it was everything you had hoped for. I hope that we now have become your favorite outfitter! Hope to see you on the river again next year!
Cheers,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
“Everything I'd hoped for”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Our full day trip on the Upper Klamath couldn't have gone better. The Kokopelli team is very professional and the level of knowledge they have of the area (not just the water) is incredible. But it's their enthusiasm that makes the experience. Our guide, Brian, was simply outstanding. Even the guy driving the van (Nick) was a lot of fun so we even had a good time when we were riding to and from the river..

Kokopelli is a great company to work with -- we'll go straight to them the next time we're in Ashland.

Visited August 2013
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Thank you Kyle for rafting with Kokopelli River Guides and writing a great review about your recent trip on the Upper Klamath. You had the A-team with you on your trip. Brian and Nick love what they do, are very safety conscious, and love to show you why the love the Upper Klamath so much. I am glad that you got to experience this amazing river with them. If you are ever down in Ashland again, we would love to take you down the UK again or even an UK overnight!
Happy Paddling,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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Saratoga, California, United States
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“Overnight on Upper Klamath”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

A fantastic adventure from start to finish for our family of four--dad, 19-year old, and 15-year-old twins. Brian, Nick, and Greg prepared us well for class 3-4 whitewater, really the best I've ever experienced. Always fun, exciting, and challenging, but felt very safe too, because of the guides' preparation, experience, and demeanor. Early August the water was warm--getting soaked on a humungous bump or jumping out between rapids to swim and practice pulling each other back into the raft was fun and refreshing. DO THE OVERNIGHT!!!! A little remote car camping on the river just below the first huge rapids. Delicious food, camaraderie, stories, and jokes. We were lucky enough to have a 30-minute storm sweep through. We all participated in jimmy-rigging a tarp strung between trees and supported by the raft oars so we could stay dry and watch the show. Slept under the stars after it passed and awoke to dry sleeping bags, hot coffee, and a delicious breakfast, including fresh trout caught by Nick while we lounged about. Then back on the river for more whitewater--yes, the same huge rapids, but who cares? We didn't remember them and you go through them differently each time anyway.

Visited August 2013
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KokopelliRiverGuides, Owner at Kokopelli River Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Thank you Stephen for your most awesome review of the Upper Klamath overnight rafting trip that you and your kids went on. It sounded like an exciting and entertaining trip overall. I am so glad that I could put this trip together for you at the last minute because of the cancellation of your Rogue River trip due to the fires. I really wanted to help you guys have an amazing trip despite this unfortunate circumstance. The guides that you had are our best and really love what they do. If you are ever coming back to Southern Oregon, look us up. We would love to take you down the Lower Klamath River on another multi day trip.
Cheers,
Leslie Dopp, owner
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