Oregon, Northern California, and Idaho Rafting

World-Class Whitewater Trips with Ashland Oregon's Momentum River Expeditions

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Welcome to Momentum River Expeditions!

We are a small guide owned and operated company offering whitewater rafting in Oregon, Northern California, and Idaho - including trips from our home in beautiful Ashland Oregon. You will enjoy world-class rivers in small groups with unparalleled personal service, organic meals, and guides with 8+ years of experience leading trips around 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!

Visit our About Us and Why Momentum pages to learn more or Choose a Rafting Trip with our interactive rivers map

Featured Trips

  • Chile's Futaleufu River: 9-Day – Class III-V
    Chile's Futaleufu River: 9-Day – Class III-V
    Join us in a journey into the heart of wild and remote Patagonia to the Rio Futaleufu Valley! One of the greatest river trips on earth! Rafting on Chile's Futaleufu River...
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  • Our 2015 Trip Schedule is Out
    Our 2015 Trip Schedule is Out
    Most of our 2015 schedule is out.  Now is the time to find the dates that work best for you. Some of the most popular trips like the Rogue, Idaho Salmon, Owyhee, Illinois, and Cal Salmon are starting to fill....
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  • Custom and Charter Rafting trips for 2015
    Custom and Charter Rafting trips for 2015
    You choose the river... You choose the dates... You choose your companions... And we make it happen! We specialize in putting together custom trips on our regularly run rivers, on rarely rafted rivers, and on combinations of rivers - it is one of our Passion's. Now is a great time to look at the possibilities for 2015!...
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  • Idaho's Salmon River - The River of No Return: 6 Day
    Idaho's Salmon River - The River of No Return: 6 Day
    Idaho's Legendary Salmon River, the Grand Canyon of Idaho, is a journey through the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states on a river with a timelessness and mountain grandeur that is matched by few. It is a rafting trip of a lifetime, a multi-sport adventure, one of the world's premier wilderness rivers. Offered June – September  >>...
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  • Rogue River 3 to 4-Day – Class III - IV
    Rogue River 3 to 4-Day – Class III - IV
    The Rogue is an iconic American classic, a wilderness playground. One of the world’s great summer wilderness trips complete with remote riverside lodges. Varied craft choices satisfy a wide range of tastes and skill levels. These trips sell out quickly - now is the time to get your best choice of dates or to plan a custom or charter trip. Check it out this summer - June - September...
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  • Spring High Adventure Trips – 2015
    Spring High Adventure Trips – 2015
    Since Momentum began we have been known for running difficult, unique, and off the beaten path rivers - these trips are our roots and we love them! And there is no better time for trips like this than the spring. More rivers running, more options, less people, and stunning canyons just waking up from winter. Here are a few of our spring high adventure trips that still have space left:   Rogue River Adventure Kayaking Trips   ...
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Momentum and Our Environment

We have a strong commitment to the environment and its incredible wild areas and believe business's can help inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.


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Recent Testimonials From Our Guests

Nine member of my family ages 13-73 had the most fantastic trip. Guides so professional, food outstanding, scenery unsurpassed, every need supplied The option of having kayaks as well as having rafts gave adventure to...

My husband and I appreciated the expertise and the excitement of our 3 day adventure with Momentum. Whether body floating, riding the rapids or sitting between our guides talking about our day we felt that Momentum gave ...

OMG ... What an incredible family reunion with the most amazing guides, camping hosts. Can\'t say enough. Trip of a lifetime. Thank you sooo much!!!

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Rafting Blog

Is there a cooler Holiday gift then a River Trip?
We are not sure, but a river trip is pretty cool! And it is a very unique gift for the adventurous, for those that like to take vacations, and for those that really need to take vacations. It is also a … Momentum ‘American Wilderness Tee’
    Celebrate 50 Years of American Wilderness with us! The American Wilderness Act is one of the most unique laws in the world because of the size of the areas it protects (over 100 million acres and counting!) and...

To everyone who joined us in 2014 – Thank You!
  Every year around this time I sit down and go through all the photos, ‘thank you’s’, and testimonials from the season. As I sort through the emails and the photos it never fails to give me goose bumps, it &#...