Just you and your group. We specialize in putting together custom, charter, luxury camping, & private trips – it is a passion & something we are well known for. And it’s easier than you think – You choose the river… You choose your companions… And we make it happen. Now... learn more
Welcome To Momentum River ExpeditionsWorld-Class Idaho, Alaska, Northern California, & Oregon Rafting & Adventure Travel Vacations
We are a small guide owned and operated company offering adventure travel and 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 12-day wilderness adventures; most are off the beaten path, and all offer incredible scenery. Our multi-day trips are done with our comfortable and innovative wilderness camping, lodges, or our unique and award winning ‘safari-style’ luxury camping. All of our trips 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. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced paddler, join us for a river trip like no other.
Our Commitment to Wild RiversWe Love and rely on wild places and are deeply committed to their protection
- 2 or 3 days | Mid June - Sept | Class IV+ | Gateway: Ashland / Medford Oregon (MFR)
A Sunset Travel Award Finalist & Named as one of “Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys” by Portland Monthly - Combine rafting big summer flows down rapids over a football field long, a comfortable ‘safari style’ backcountry camp (think glamping), & options for mountain biking, running, and inflatable kayaking - there is no trip like it in the U.S.learn more
- 6 days | Mid June – Mid September | Class III / IV | Gateway: Boise, Idaho (BOI)
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 multi-sport trip of a lifetime that combines a perfect beach vacation with the solitude, beauty, & excitement of a mountain whitewater river.learn more
- 12 days (11 River Days) | Late June – Late August | Class III / IV | Gateway: Juneau, Alaska
An epic journey back to the ice age down a river forgotten by time. A trip through the Earth’s biggest non-polar ice cap and the world’s largest protected wilderness area - It has been called one of the last truly wild river systems & National Geographic named it the world’s #1 river trip.learn more
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Recent Guest Testimonials
Unplugged, out there, active, and comfortable. Want to get away with a small group? There are few places in the world that offer more river options than spring does on the Oregon/California border region – it is our favorite time of year…
Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert. Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, thevoyage flows on forever. We are all canyoneers. We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing... learn more
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