EVENT: Koko Float 2024

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What: Kokopelli Float and Camp Weekend 2024

When: September 13-15 *Early check-in and camping available September 12

Where: Sunlight Mountain Resort, 0901 County Road 117, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


Quick Things to know:

  1. YOU HAVE TO FLOAT A KOKO BOAT! If you need one, please reach out to us and we'll help you find what you need.
  2. A GOOD, AND HAPPY ATTITUDE - This is a totally inclusive event, anyone and everyone is welcome! Come prepared to have fun, be respectful of your fellow campers and of the folks at Sunlight Mountain who are allows us to use and camp in their parking lot.
  3. WHAT TO BRING We will be camping out so make sure to bring all your camping gear. For the river be prepared for any conditions, one day might be warm where you can paddle in shorts and a t-shirt and the next day could be chilly wear you might be in a wetsuit or drysuit. CHECK OUT THIS BLOG with a check list of all the gear you need to go packrafting.


The Kokofloat is a weekend long event filled with camping, delicious food, and your chance to hang out with us and a ton of other fellow packrafters. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends to paddle with and explore new rivers. After paddling, food and beverages will be provided, campfires lit and stories will be shared of tips and tricks about packrafting and whatever else you can think of. It’s our way of saying thank you for the past 12 years and to look forward to many more to come.

Food and drink?

Food — YES! We’ll be taking care dinner on Friday night, breakfast Saturday AM and dinner Saturday PM, and breakfast on Sunday AM, courtesy of some of our favorite Colorado partners.

You’ll be on your own for Thursday night and Friday AM. 

Drinks — Of course! We’ll provided water, coffee, juice, beer and wine for the weekend starting on Friday evening.


We will be camping in the lower parking lot of Sunlight Mountain. That means tents, car tents, campers, overlanding vehicles, RV’s and more are welcomed and highly encouraged. The parking lot is GRAVEL, yes gravel, so please come prepared with the appropriate camping equipment. Also since we are car camping and it can get chilly, don't hesitate to bring extra warm blankets and clothes just in case.

When you arrive signs will point you towards the parking lot where a Kokopelli employee (usually in some brightly colored shirt) will help you find a parking and camping spot.


Yes, dogs are more than welcome but they will need to be on their best furry behavior, be on leash and picked up after. Other than that, Fido is more than welcome to join. Colorado can be very hot in the summer so know that leaving your dog at camp is a risk because of weather. We HIGHLY recommend not leaving your dog at camp, unless a friend of family member will be staying with them while you’re gone. Also some of the rivers have some bigger rapids that are not dog friendly, so if you plan to paddle with your pup, we recommend one of the mellow sections or on a lake.


  • Yes, portable toilets will be available, as well as hand wash stations.
  • Showers will not be on site.

The Water Around Us

  • The rivers surrounding Glenwood Springs range from Class 1-3. September is usually a lower flow month but is variable due to dam releases, winter snowpack, and more. There are some nearby lakes that we can paddle at as well.

Some of the sections are :

Grizzly Creek Section of the Colorado (Class 1/2)

Lower Roaring Fork River (Class 2)

Shoshone Section of the Colorado (Class 3)

Check out this link from the American White Water River Guide to find out more about the water that surrounds us.


Thursday, Sept. 12

  • Optional check-in late afternoon, early PM
  • *Dinner not provided

Friday, Sept. 13

  • Check-in and set-up camp 9am-12pm
  • Depart to paddle for the day
  • Dinner and drinks served afternoon - evening
  • Campfires and sleep afterwards

Saturday, Sept. 14

  • 8am Breakfast
  • Depart for you paddle
  • Dinner and drinks served afternoon-early evening
  • Campfires and sleep afterwards

Sunday, Sept. 15

  • 8am Breakfast
  • Depart for paddle
  • After paddling we will say our good byes and we will see ya next year!
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