Kokopelli River Guides, is located near some of the most incredible rivers in the West in Ashland, Oregon. We are close to the famous Rogue River, Upper Klamath River, and Northern California's Lower Klamath River. We are proud to be Ashland's family friendly rafting company. We specialize in small, intimate river tours where we are not only your guides but we also become your friends.

River Guides News

Winter is on its way! We already thinking summer!

As we head into the holiday season this November, we are looking towards spring, summer, and fall 2015. 2014 turned out surprisingly well for a year that we weren't too certain about. Since the dry winter previously, we were keeping our fingers crossed for consistent water throughout the summer. We got exactly what we asked for! We had great flows in the Rogue River and the Upper Klamath River all the way through the end of September 2014!

We have already begun to get rain and some mountain snow. This is a great sign for things to come! Keep your fingers and toes crossed and send good vibes our way for a healthy winter. We look forward to rafting with you again next year. Until then....May your holidays be cheery and bright! All the best to you and yours this holiday season!

“Winter is on its way! We already thinking summer!…”

"AWESOME! Exceeded all expectations and more! It was our first trip on the Upper Klamath and with Kokopelli River Guides, but I must say it blew our expectations out of the water and we had the best trip of our lives."
—Francesca Amery, Bayberry Inn


Our one day whitewater rafting trip options include the Rogue River "Nugget" half or full day and the Upper Klamath River. Our entertaining river guides will show you the time of your life on one of our amazing rivers.
Sit back, relax, and leave the guiding to us!


Our overnight rafting trip choices include the family friendly Lower Klamath River and the Upper Klamath River. The Lower Klamath provides 2 - 5 days of scenery, fun whitewater, and the perfect getaway. The Upper Klamath overnight offers a challenging 2 day whitewater adventure for those who are ready for some whitewater!

We will provide a lifetime of memories and an unforgettable adventure!

  • Family friendly raft trips
  • Professional guides who love guiding!
  • Half day, full day, overnight trip options
  • Organic/all natural snacks & lunches
  • Group rafting trips
  • Providing more fun than anyone
    on the Rogue & Klamath Rivers!
  • Check Our Last Minute Rafting Deals!

Half day rafting trips on the Rogue River "Nugget" are the perfect way to spend a summer day in Southern Oregon!



The Rogue River "Nugget" is the perfect introduction to whitewater for beginners and a reminder of why rafting is so great for seasoned rafters. If you are short on time, this is the trip for you! A combination of scenery and exciting whitewater makes the Rogue "Nugget" our most popular half day trip.


For BIG white water thrills the Upper Klamath River should be your trip of choice. The "UK" is the most exciting Class 4+ summer white water rafting in the West! Adrenaline charged and full of rapids, this is the raft trip that guarantees to get you soaked! Beginners are welcome to experience the Upper Klamath. The Upper Klamath is our most popular full day trip for ages 13 and up.

"If anyone is looking to have fun white water rafting in Southern Oregon then Kokopelli should be your 'go-to' guide. We won't use any other tour guide; the iPhone of river water guide tours!"
—Michael Bonderer


The Rogue River is the perfect place to SUP on the river. Join us for a half day trip on an easy section of the Rogue. Our experienced guides will teach you proper stand up paddling technique on shore and then head out on the river for floating through calm pools and small riffles. If you've tried Stand Up Paddling before on a lake, the river adds a whole new dimension to paddling an SUP.

River rafting trips on the Rogue River.
Whitewater rafting the Rogue River at Nugget Falls.


You have made the right choice! We are dedicated to instilling the same love for the river that we have in you. We only hire guides who are professional, personable, and love guiding. Spend a day or a few days with us and we'll show you how river life is meant to be. We will assist you in finding the right river trip for you and your group. Join us for a day or a few days on the river that will bring you special memories for years to come!