Owyhee River Rafting Trips

The Owyhee: Grand Canyon Of Oregon

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Owyhee River Rafting

  • Length:
    4 to 9 Days
  • When to go:
    Rafting: April - May
    Kayaking: June - early July
  • Who it’s for:
    Lower Owyhee: Class III -
    Great for everyone.
    Minimum Age 10
    Middle Owyhee: Class IV+
    For the experienced and adventurous beginner. Minimum Age 14
  • Gateway City:
    Boise, ID (BOI)
  • Meeting Location:
    Bois, ID / Rome, OR



  • 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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“It was a glorious trip. The scenery was as fantastic as we had anticipated and the weather even cooperated. The tents were easy, the pads cushy, the splash jackets perfect and the food terrific. But the contribution that you guides made to the enjoyment of the trip was immeasurable!” - Leslie

Rafting The Owyhee River

The Wild and Scenic Owyhee River is described in many ways; Grand Canyon of Oregon, the loneliest river in the U.S., bizarrely beautiful, and more. These descriptions are usually delivered with a reverence reserved for places that are always on the "must do list" but rarely actually done. Located in the remote southeast corner of the state, the Owyhee River is almost unmatched in its remoteness and desert beauty. The river travels through magnificent desert canyons with walls towering over a thousand feet overhead and is home to a wide array of wildlife and birds. The area is rich in cultural history with Native American petroglyphs up to 9,000 years old and abandoned ranches from a far more recent time. The Owyhee's canyon is also home to beautiful side hikes, big sandy beaches, and riverside hot springs (oh yeah!).

Owyhee Trip Options

We offer the class IV-V Middle, the class III Lower Owyhee, and our Lower Inflatable Kayaking Expeditions. Both rafting trips run April through early June and may be combined to create a longer trip. The inflatable Kayaking trip is run in June and Early July. Please give us a call if you have any questions or would like help deciding which trip is best suited for your group.

  • Featured Rafting Trips
    The Lower Owyhee 5-day – Class III
    Phenomenal scenery, wildlife, hot springs, and fun rapids all in one of the most remote areas of Oregon. A rarely run and world-class river canyon.
    Great options for everyone - Ages 10+.
    Offered April and May (Spring Only)
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  • Featured Rafting Trips
    The Middle Owyhee 4-Day – Class IV+ (V)
    One of the most incredible and rarely run river trips in the country. A journey to one of the most remote lands in the lower 48. While there is only one class V rapid the remoteness makes it a true expedition.
    For the experienced and adventurous beginner in good physical condition - Ages 16+
    Offered spring only: April to mid May
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  • Featured Rafting Trips
    The Lower Owyhee 6-day Inflatable Kayaking Trip – Class IV
    Six days immersed in one of the most remote, wild, and beautiful areas of the United States. Six days of paddling, hiking, and exploring the "Grand Canyon of Oregon at a time and in a way that few have ever enjoyed it!
    Suggested minimum age 14
    Offered spring only: June
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Recent Owyhee River Rafting Testimonials

Our 4 day middle Owyhee rafting trip was canceled due to low water, but we were offered a 5 day rafting trip on the lower Owyhee at the same price. We immediately said yes and it was an awesome trip. Only the two of us made the switch so we had a smaller, more fun raft and two guides to ourselves. Orea and Cooper were excellent rafters and great guides. The scenery was outstanding and the food was great. Best rafting trip ever!

The trip was great, the canyon was STUNNING, the company was warm and friendly and you, Mike and Cooper were amazing.

You were all great! I couldn\'t have had a better crew of guides and cooks for my first raft adventure. Thanks so much.

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We are proud to operate under Special Use Permits granted to us by the Oregon Marine Board, the Bureau of Land Management - Klamath Falls Resource Area, Medford Oregon Resource Area, and the Vale District - and The U.S. Forest Service - Ashland Oregon Ranger District, Happy Camp Ranger District, and Idaho's Salmon-Challis National Forest. We are an equal opportunity recreation service provider. All trips operate on a non-discriminatory basis.