Welcome To Momentum River Expeditions

Whitewater Rafting In Oregon, Northern California, Idaho, And Beyond...

Oregon's Illinois River




  • Small Trips, unparalleled personal service, and a greater experience
  • A small company committed to amazing trips & our wild places
  • Safety: All our guides have a minumum 8 years of experience leading trips around the world.
  • Excellent meals featuring local and organic produce & products
  • All inclusive - all camping gear included if needed (ultra-comfortable 3" sleeping pads).
  • Most importantly - we are friendly, we love what we do, and it shows!
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Southern Oregon's Illinois River

"..what just might be the best commercial rafting company in North America. The trips are spectacular beyond description, the guides are the best of the best, the food is incomparable, and the customers are treated like royalty." - Paul

Welcome To Our World!

Enjoy it in small groups, with unparalleled personal service, and with guides who have a passion for guiding

We offer world-class rafting trips to select destinations abroad & in the Northern California, Oregon, and Idaho region. The area is a playground of natural wonders, rich with cultural events, and overflowing with amazing whitewater.

Guide-owned & operated we are a small company, allowing us to focus our energy, resources, and passion for guiding into every trip we run. Our trips are small with unparalleled personal service and are led by some of the finest guides anywhere. Guides who have run some of the most difficult and beautiful rivers in the world, who love to share these places with others, and who are friendly and warm hearted.

Momentum started with a van, two rafts, more rivers then guests, and a desire to "re-invent" the way rafting trips are run. Now we are honored to offer trips on all of the region's most spectacular rivers – and with this region that says a lot. Although our trips and our company are still small, the richness and diversity of this area allows us to offer river adventures with a quality and a variety that is rivaled by few.

Our adventures range from mild to heart-pounding; from "wow, I can't believe we just did that" rapids to jaw dropping beauty that can be enjoyed by three generations of family and friends; from day trips near our home in Ashland Oregon to 9-day wilderness journeys. The majority of our trips are off the beaten path and all offer incredible whitewater and scenery. They are a mix of service, relaxation, excitement, and wild beauty - a chance to step out of civilization for a short time and step into a more simple and uncomplicated life

While we do run some of the biggest rivers anywhere for most of our trips you do not need to be an experienced adventurer, an athlete, or even to have ever touched a paddle or spent a night under the stars. Our trips are designed for those who like or want to be introduced to the outdoors and our goal is to make these places we love accessible to everyone. So, whether you're a first-time paddler or a seasoned whitewater connoisseur, join us for a rafting adventure like no other!

Pete Wallstrom & the Staff of
Momentum River Expeditions

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Featured Rafting Trips

  • Is there a cooler Holiday gift then a River Trip?
    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 invite someone on a trip with you! Experience over things - Its scientifically proven: “Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories” http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/buy-experiences/381132/ ...
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  • 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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