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 this winter for summer in Chile - 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 2016 Trip Schedule is Out
    Our 2016 Trip Schedule is Out
    Most of our 2016 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 2016
    Custom and Charter Rafting trips for 2016
    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 2016!...
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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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  • World-Class High Adventure River Trips for 2016
    World-Class High Adventure River Trips for 2016
    Class V, back of beyond remoteness, expedition style, small craft, multi-sport, challenging logistics – all trips for the adventurous spirit!  These trips are our roots and we love them. Check them out >>...
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  • Upper Klamath 2-Day Rafting & Multi-Sport Safari – Class IV+
    Upper Klamath 2-Day Rafting & Multi-Sport Safari – Class IV+
    Combine rafting big summer flows down rapids that are over a football field long, an ultra-comfortable ‘safari style’ backcountry camp (think glamping), and options for mountain biking, running, inflatable kayaking, and fly fishing. This is a uniquely, action packed, and comfortable 2-day adventure - there is no other trip like it in the United States! Suggested minimum age 12. Offered late June to September
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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

We spent 4 days (rafting), 3 nights (camping) on the Rogue River on big rafts + inflatable kayaks. It was a phenomenal trip—our guides were skilled river navigators and kayak instructors, made camp for us every night, ...

If you\'ve never been on a rafting trip, go to MOMENTUM. If you have gone with another company and you thought you had a good time, try MOMENTUM. For those of you who have rafted with them, you already know. Alan, Celine...

Craig was a most awesome guide! He hit the rapids in the sweet spots and created a most exhilarating adventure for our family. Craig was very professional and personable. We were provided with a lovely lunch as well. We ...

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Holy Snow and Water – things are looking good for the spring!
The last three weeks have brought A TON of snow and rain to our area – we have not had a storm cycle like this in a few years! I wanted to write this a while back but the storms … Is there a cooler Holiday gift then a River Trip?
Give an experience not a thing and get someone outside!  It’s a 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 great way to ̷...

Upper Klamath Rafting and Multi-Sport Safari 2-day + UK Hat + 15% Off
THIS + THIS + THIS + A LITTLE MORE OF THIS Our Upper Klamath Rafting and Multi-Sport Safari 2-day (or 3-day!) = big summer flows down rapids that are over a football field long, an ultra-comfortable ‘safari style’ ba...