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

  • 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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  • Our Lower Owyhee Inflatable Kayaking Expeditions
    Our Lower Owyhee Inflatable Kayaking Expeditions
    On our Lower Owyhee Inflatable Kayaking Expedition you will spend six days immersed in one of the most remote, wild, and beautiful areas of the United States. Six days of paddling, fishing, hiking, and exploring the "Grand Canyon of Oregon at a time and in a way that few have ever enjoyed it - this is one of our most unique and active trips! Check it out>>...
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  • Spring Rogue River Adventure Kayaking Trips
    Spring Rogue River Adventure Kayaking Trips
    Join us this Spring on a journey down one of the countries great wilderness rivers on high adventure kayak focused trips.  The Rogue in Spring is a perfect river for Inflatable Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. It’s just you, your own personal craft, rapids at “face” level, and guides leading the way giving you tips, encouragement, and a helping hand when needed. Check it out this spring >>...
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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

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...

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...