Why choose us on the Middle Owyhee?
The Middle Owyhee is a classic Momentum spring trip – one that highlights our guiding experience and expedition roots. It is remote, very rarely run, with the kind of challenging logistics that we relish. On many years we are the only company to run a trip. We truly love showing people this place.
Our Middle Owyhee Trip Featured On Oregon Field Guide
This is one of the most incredible and rarely run river trips in the country. A Middle Owyhee trip is for those who are looking for isolated wilderness, spectacularly dramatic landscapes, and plenty of excitement. Set in sheer-walled, awe-inspiring, rhyolite gorges are rapids such as Half Mile, Bombshelter, and Raft Flip. The climax comes at a rapid called Widowmaker, a class-V drop filled with powerful hydraulics and large boulders. Like the Lower Owyhee, the Middle also features hot springs, abundant wildlife, and beautiful side hikes. This river trip is a true wilderness experience, an expedition style trip, and a journey to one of the most remote lands in the lower 48 states. The Middle Owyhee is a great choice for those with prior rafting experience or adventurous beginners in good physical condition.
Access to the Middle Owyhee becomes difficult in adverse weather; to allow maintain the highest level of safety, we reserve the right to switch the trip to the Lower section if necessary. Also a portage of Widowmaker Rapid is generally necessary. Because of this we must pack lighter then on most of our trips. All Middle Owyhee trips feature a high Guest to Guide ratio.