Welcome To Momentum River Expeditions

World-Class Rafting Trips in Oregon, Idaho, Northern California, and Beyond...

We are a small guide owned and operated company offering whitewater rafting in Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and beyond – including trips from our home in beautiful Ashland Oregon. You will enjoy world-class river trips in small groups with unparalleled personal service, a handcrafted quality and attention to detail, organic meals, and one of the most experienced (and friendly) guide staff’s in the world.  We offer trips ranging from mild to heart pounding, from half-day trips to 9-day wilderness adventures; most are off the beaten path, and all offer incredible whitewater and scenery. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced paddler, join us for a river trip like no other!

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Our Commitment to Wild Rivers

We Love and rely on wild places and are deeply committed to their protection
 

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Recent Guest Testimonials'

  • "Dear Pete, You can refer ANYONE to me ANYTIME and I will be happy to "represent" how absolutely incredible the trip down the Upper K is. Besides the remote and spectacular location and fantastic whitewater, to have the good fortune to enjoy you and Derek on my Birthday trip was beyond compare! We've come to appreciate your usual attention to EVERY TINY detail but for this trip, you were over the top! Among "BEST Birthdays" EVER, you shared so generously of your time, talent while keeping us IN the boat, never even needing to call a left or right turn you are so skilled! But the safety overall and the obvious caring you take to assure each guest has that "once in a lifetime to remember" experience is what sets Momentum over the top. Our sincere and muchly felt gratitude to you and Derek and that we will be back next year for our next whitewater adventure. You are a treasure Pete, your business and associates reek of what's important to you, how lucky for us! Lisa and the "WWSS girls""
  • "Pete, My husband and I just came back from the Upper Klamath rafting trip that we won in this year’s Willow Wind auction. Wow! What a fabulous trip! We were so impressed with the guides, the food, the camp, the food, the organization and attention to detail, the food, the river itself – oh, and the food! (There was even chocolate birthday cake with strawberries, delectable!). It was all amazing and we both feel so lucky that we got to go. Thanks for making it possible!"
  • "I just wanted to thank you again for the great Illinois trip a few weeks ago, it was definitely one of the best multi-day trips I have ever been on and, as usual, the attention to detail that you and your guides adhere to is astounding and very much appreciated"
  • "Thanks very much Alex. We had a really great time with you. It was a lot of fun and you were excellent guides. We all felt safe and relaxed and well cared for. Peter and I agreed it was the best organised river trip we have ever been on and Peter especially has been on a lot. Please do pass our thanks on to Pete and Johnny too. Yes, we would love to come down the Rogue with you next summer. We will be in touch closer to the time!"
  • "I've rafted and kayaked rivers throughout the West. Our 6 days with Momentum on the Main Stem of Idaho's Salmon River was a good as it gets. The guides were experienced, hardworking, and attentive. Momentum's policy of hiring only guides with at least 8 years' experience is unusual, and it clearly is working for them."
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  • The Upper Klamath River - Photo: Pete Wallstrom

    Half & Day Trips From Ashland Oregon

    Ashland Oregon – where culture, nature, and adventure travel come together. And now is the time for some amazing quick rafting trips starting right from downtown! Ashland is a northwest cultural center surrounded by a playground of natural wonders. It is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, tons of wineries,... find out more >>

  • New-Momentum-Website

    We Have a New Website!

    It is new season, we have tons of snow and water, the guides are getting revved up, AND we have a new website! We hope you like it. We hope it does a better job of telling the story of our trips and getting people excited to get out into our... find out more >>

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