Welcome To Momentum River Expeditions

World-Class Idaho, Alaska, Northern California, & Oregon Rafting & Adventure Travel Vacations

We are a small guide owned and operated company offering whitewater rafting in Oregon, Northern California, Idaho, Alaska and beyond – including trips from our home in beautiful Ashland Oregon. You will enjoy world-class river and adventure travel trips in small groups with unparalleled personal service, a handcrafted quality and attention to detail, organic meals, and one of the most experienced (and friendly) guide staff’s in 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.

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Recent Guest Testimonials'

  • "How many times can you truly say an activity/excursion EXCEED your expectations?? Momentum did this in a big way!! Vikram, Shana, and Lorenzo not only gave us exciting floats down Class IV-V rapids, they also blew us away with their service, hospitality and camp cuisine. The camp was amazing, as it is on a secluded stretch of the river. When is the last time you spend two nights and ALL you heard was the river? You were sleeping in a tent but the nights cooled off in July to the point you were looking for that sleeping bag they gave you! Make no mistake, by camp food, I am talking about international food that was eaten by the picky palates of my teens. I am not listing menu as it changes, but you will not be disappointed. Not only was the food good, it was plentiful…omg, we are eating Again??? These guides aren’t just passing through on their way to a different career, these are educated, world-traveled, highly skilled service-minded people who love to share their passion with others! The conversations in the raft and at camp we akin to watching National Geographic. They should be called “chik a fila” rafting because every request & every need was met with my pleasure. I only have ONE REGRET! My family is now ruined for the “average” raft trip…”" - Jon
  • "We have traveled with many guide companies in the past including Backroads, Country Walkers, REI, Northwest Frontiers Scotland, Mountain Travel Sobek, etc and can honestly say we have never had a guide any better than Andy. He took great care to make everything run smoothly, accommodated us at every turn, and was always cheerful,patient, and friendly (sounds like the Boy Scout Handbook). Above all he is a genuinely nice guy..." - Joel
  • "I wanted to take a moment to complement you on your company and crew. I took a quick trip down the Upper Klamath last Friday, July 3rd. I checked out your website which was definitely one of the best outfitter sites I've ever seen. I haven't been out on the water as much as I'd like and jumped at the chance to do so. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Eric was my guide for the day and as I'm sure you know his service is second to none. While I can't speak for the rest of the people that day, I can say that he made the experience that much more enjoyable. His knowledge of the area and his craft was nothing short of amazing. While I was with Eric most of the day, Adam, Jon E, and Derek where also equally as awesome; I had the opportunity to pick all of their brains at one point or another during the day. I grew up on the rivers of Montana and used the opportunity with your world class crew to sharpen my knowledge on the rivers of Oregon. Don't worry, I wont be starting an outfitting business anytime soon, I know I wouldn't be able to compete with the business you've started and fostered into a truly great business that has a solid future no matter the economic outlook. Thank you again for providing such a great service. Here at Nike one of the principles we live by is "There is No Finish Line". I employ you to adopt the same mentality. You have a truly great business and will only benefit to continue building upon it. -ACS "
  • "Dear Pete, I want you to know that I really enjoyed this trip. In addition to the beautiful river, remote location and great food, I want to compliment your exceptional staff. On our trip we had, Sam, Mark, Lorenzo, Julio, Jessica and Austin. What a talented pool of professionals. Smart, skilled, engaging, funny, great cooks, upbeat, world-traveled, highly educated and all-around exceptional people. And, if that was not enough, their guide skills and experience level qualified them as a major league team. My father ran a large company and always told me that a company reflects its management. So you must be a good “CEO” to attract this level of personnel. That you for a great trip with wonderful staff. " - Rachel
  • "We had a fantastic trip with three families rafting the Rogue River. For several of us, it was our first rafting trip, we had a mixture of adults & kids, vegans & carnivores, picky eaters (the kids!) and more, and Momentum not only handled it with grace but prepared excellent food, kept us safe and having fun on the river, and gave us the family trip of a lifetime. We loved it, and we can't wait to do another river with Momentum. Andy, Diego and Derek are fantastic guides; they hosted a fun Rogue wine tasting with local cheeses, the kept us safe on the rapids, setup our tents, played guitar and sang in the evenings - and by the last day we were all sad to leave. We loved being off the grid and in nature. Momentum is excellent and we plan to book a trip with them again!" - Lisa W.
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