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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We Love and rely on wild places and are deeply committed to their protection
 

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Recent Guest Testimonials'

  • "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
  • "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.
  • "I wish I had more than five stars to give! This was my first rafting trip, and I couldn't be more impressed with Momentum River Expeditions. The scenery was awe-inspiring, the food was incredible, but our guides truly made this experience unforgettable. I went on a six-day, raft-supported kayak trip on the Owyhee River, and it was an amazing experience! The setting was breathtaking and the meals were outstanding, but the guides were what made this expedition stand out. Our guides, Andy and Mike, are great at navigating the river, but they are so much more than that! They are great conversationalists, versatile and expansive in their intellectual curiosity; they are careful and thorough teachers (not to mention endlessly patient); they're extraordinarily hard workers; they're calm, thoughtful, witty, and engaging; and they're careful stewards of this stretch of river that they know and love so well. In short, they're perfect ambassadors for Momentum River Expeditions." - Eric Brown
  • "My partner and I were used to doing DIY adventure trips so it was such a treat to be looked after by Momentum - with knowledgeable guides, delicious fresh food and lots of time on the river, we are definitely converts to this kind of trip! The trip was the perfect mixture of wild river, wildlife, wilderness and really comfortable beds in warm cabins at night - brilliant accommodation with nice hot showers! We got plenty of river time and our guide Sol made sure we enjoyed the best rapids and got involved in the inflatable kayak and SUP! The food was excellent, and we loved the nice touch of providing local wines and cheeses. We felt a real connection with the guides, they were so welcoming and interested in our lives, and couldn't do enough to ensure we had an epic time. Can't recommend this trip enough!" - Katie and Jon
  • "Three or so years ago, I made this same journey with a dozen other folks in heartbreakingly beautiful sunny weather — a wonderful trip. THIS time, I dragged my husband along, and together with just two other fellas and our superb guide Anna, we froze our butts off during a couple days of unseasonable rain. Yet, when I think back, all I can recall was the extraordinary natural beauty of the river, the camaraderie of our fellow paddlers, my admiration for our river guide, the comfort of our accommodations, and how grateful I was that second afternoon when we pulled into Paradise Lodge and got our “Rum and Tea” in the bar. Thank you, Momentum — can’t wait till next time!" - Susan Gee Rumsey
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