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

  • Upper Klamath 2-Day Rafting Multi-Sport – Class IV+
    Upper Klamath 2-Day Rafting Multi-Sport – Class IV+
    Combine rafting big summer flows down rapids that are over a football field long, a comfortable back-country base camp, and options for mountain biking, running, inflatable kayaking, and fly fishing. This is a unique, action packed, adventure that we are excited to offer! Suggested minimum age 12. Offered late June to September
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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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  • Half and Day Trips From Ashland Oregon - Class III to Class IV+
    Half and Day Trips From Ashland Oregon - Class III to Class IV+
    Combine everything our home of Ashland, Oregon has to offer with what is perhaps the best summer whitewater rafting on the west coast or a more mellow 'taste' of whitewater option.  There is a reason we are based here! Check out our quick trips from Ashland >>...
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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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  • 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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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

Pete, Thank you and your group putting on an awesome display of customer service. I have chosen your organization for about 6 years now, and each year gets better. No doubt ,I will return for this great adventure in the...

Pete, Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for hooking us up with our amazinhg guides this past weekend. Alan, Robyn and Anthony were just awesome. Made our first time on the rapids the most enjoyable experienc...

Hi Jane, Many sincere thanks to you from all of us. We had such an amazing time. I so greatly appreciate the care and integrity with which you, Simon and Taylor shepherded us down the river. We always felt safe and i...

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Rafting Blog

The Rogue and Upper Klamath Are River Oasis’ Every Summer
- The Rogue and Klamath Rivers will have great water this summer  -   As river runners and river lovers we are so lucky to live in Southern Oregon – especially in years like this one. I have been guiding for …...

Upper Klamath 2-Day with KS Wild
The Upper Klamath 2-Day Multi-Sport with KS Wild   Join Momentum River Expeditions and Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center on a trip combining big summer flows down rapids that are over a football field long, an ultr...

The Lower Owyhee Kayak Expedition – with wilderness dapper evening wear…
The next 10 people to sign for one of our Lower Owyhee 6-day Kayak Expeditions get their own pair of fleece-hoody-footy-drop-seat pajamas (with duckies on them).   Have you been thinking about an adventure? The Owyh...