Why Choose Momentum?

Small trips, personal service, handcrafted quality, attention to detail, and guides who simply love what they do.
  • You will enjoy these amazing places in SMALL GROUPS:

    Our trips often consist of only two boats (7-12 people total). This means more personal service, attention to detail, and a greater experience. We only book large trips for single large groups.

  • We are a small GUIDE-OWNED and operated company:

    This means that the owner guides many of our river trips to ensure that all trips offer the kind of experience that made us fall in love with river running.

  • All of our guides have at least 5 years of guiding experience:

    Safety is always our first concern, and this starts with our guides. We draw from a pool of some of the most talented guides anywhere. All of our guides have at least 5 years of guiding experience (many have more than 15) and have guided on many of the world’s most difficult whitewater rivers.  NOBODY OFFERS THIS KIND OF TOP TO BOTTOM EXPERIENCE.

  • Our guides are ‘guides’ in the truest sense of the word:

    Not only are they talented river runners, they truly enjoy sharing the outdoors and their outdoor experiences with others. Whether you’re a complete first-timer or someone who has boated around the world, you will be treated with respect and kindness.
    Read more about our guides >>

  • We pride ourselves on unparalleled personal service:

    From our first phone conversation until we drop you off at your hotel, we go the extra mile. Hot soup on cold days and morning coffee or tea brought to your tent – not only will your river trip be the most fun, it will also be the most comfortable.

  • We love food! For some of us, cooking is our second passion:

    Our food is homemade, diverse, and served with a combination of style and wilderness practicality. Whenever possible we use local and organic produce and free-range meats. We can safely say we serve the best food in the area.
    Read more about our food (and what our guests say about it) >>

  • We have a strong commitment to the environment and its WILD AREAS:

    This includes taking measures such as using local and organic food, composting on all our trips, offsetting our carbon emissions, and actively supporting good environmental causes and groups. We are strong believers in the models set by companies such as Patagonia and believe business can inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.
    Read more about our commitment to the environment >>

  • Most importantly:

    We Have Fun

    We love what we do and it shows in the trips we run.


  • Lots of Snow = Amazing 2017 Spring Trips

    Oregon and Northern California are just starting to dig out from one of the bigger waves of snow we have ever seen. More is on the way with huge snow totals expected in the mountains this weekend through the next week. And the 18 day forecast is showing no end... find out more >>

  • Give a Life Experience

    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... find out more >>

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