“What just might be the best commercial rafting company in North America. The trips are spectacular beyond description, the guides are the best of the best, the food is incomparable, and the customers are treated like royalty.”


To all our past and present guests – Thank You!  At the end of every year we sift through the emails and the photos from all of you and it never fails to give us goose bumps, it never fails to make us happy (and a little sad), and it never fails to remind us of the power and beauty of our wild places and, even more importantly, of the unique and remarkable people we are lucky enough to spend time with on the river every season.

So, with your continued support, wonderful personalities, and adventurous spirits we will continue to keep and attract the best guides anywhere. We will continue to reshape the way river travel is run and to work towards setting the standard in trip quality and environmental responsibility. And we will continue to run rivers and add adventures that are the best in their class and that are off the beaten path.

To all past and present guests a huge –


For those who have not been on a rafting trip with us below are some highlights and then a rolling list of testimonials as they come in from our guests. You can also check out TripAdvisor.com and Yelp.com for even more. Enjoy!

  • Illinois River Rafting

    "This was by far the most exciting whitewater I'd ever been on, the meals were both tasty and healthy and the guides highly qualified and personable. I give them and the river 5 stars, but the weather only 2."
  • Lower Klamath River Rafting

    "We had a great time rafting the Lower Klamath! I was on this trip with my brother. Both of us had never gone on a rafting trip before and we had a lot of fun! Would love to do this again sometime!"
  • DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking Trips

    "I want to personally thank you for a great trip… We only wish you could do more raft supported kayak trips with your staff and the DeRiemer’s. "
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "Hands down the best! Quality guides. Good food. Good communication. Just all around professional and competent. Makes for a safe and fun trip."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "I’ve traveled with Pete on 4 trips, 3 of them covering multiple days. In every case, his professionalism shines and in each case, my experiences have been nothing less than brilliant."
  • Lower Owyhee

    "Thanks for running an amazing Lower Owyhee trip last week! As the guides on the trip will attest, I absolutely loved the food! I heard from one of the guides that Pete is considering publishing a cookbook. I'd be first in line to buy it!!! Thanks - and see you on the Cal Salmon ASAP!"
  • Illinois River Rafting

    "I can't say enough about my recent trip with Momentum on the Illinois, it was an adventure in the truest sense of the word. We caught heavy rain at our first campsite (Pine Creek) which spiked the river flow; we basically waited 2 days for the flow to normalize before proceeding into the class IV section. Cooper and Andy were fabulous, hard-working guides with big hearts and a strong commitment to maximizing the experience for the guests. Early in the trip, I had commented that my wife collects stones from various places we've been. Andy remembered that and gave me a cool one to bring back home to my wife at the end of the trip. I was shocked - who does that sort of thing these days? The Klondike Creek campground was like paradise; I did not want to leave! This was not my first trip with Momentum, so I know how good the food is. But this was my first multi-day, and I was astonished how good and varied the food was over the 4 days. I have traveled a ton and have had a multitude of outdoor experiences. In my experience, Momentum provides exceptional service. I would highly recommend Momentum to family and friends, and am eager for my next multi-day with you, perhaps the Cal Salmon."
  • Illinois River Rafting

    "We just returned from an epic 4 day Momentum rafting trip down the Illinois river. This was a fantastic experience and an incredible bargain based on all we got for our money. We were led by 2 awesome guides who made us feel pampered even though we were in the middle of a wilderness area. Cooper is a natural leader with a charismatic personality combined with outstanding technical skills. He was a wealth of knowledge about the natural history of the area and was also a great teacher of rafting and paddling technique. Andy is a perfect southern gentlemen who is so strong he should be on the cover of a box of Wheaties. I had complete confidence in these 2 fine young men who kept us safe and made this one of my favorite trips ever. We are already planning our next Momentum trip. WTG Andy and Cooper!"
  • Middle Owyhee

    "Hi Pete- We are still high from our trip with down the Middle Owyhee! Being from Alaska we were wondering what the wilderness experience would be like and it was blow-out magical. The portage was something out of some ultimate challenge obstacle course and you all made it look like you do it every day. I would also like to thank you for your careful approach to safety without compromising any fun or sense of adventure. Cool, calm, man of few words, but just enough, Pete, you could also be a floatplane pilot! Our sincere thanks again, to you, Eric, Mike and Sam."
  • Lower Owyhee

    "Hi Orea, YOU were great, as was the whole team. We were talking about your expertise in the kitchen and at the oars. The cushion surf on the prow of Whistling Bird, in combination with the stuffed French toast and the Mole Oatmeal with Chorizo and Poached Eggs, what a combination. You were wonderful. To Lorenzo and his tremendous skill at everything he does, Ben's amazing attention to detail, and gift for teaching, Keith's Sherpa kayak skills, combined with his amazing generosity and humanity, and to my man Andy, who set my tent up at every camp, worked every moment of the trip, and solo boated everything to secure our camp each day, thank you all for a great time. I look forward to my next Momentum trip."
  • Lower Owyhee

    "Orea and crew- THANK YOU on behalf of my "crew" for an awesome Owyhee River trip. The food, the guide support, the instruction, and the scenery were truly spectacular and beyond our expectations!!!!! We have enjoyed many paddling trips together over the past 35+ years but this one ranks up there with the best! Hope to SYOTR again."
  • Lower Owyhee

    "Hi Momentum, Andy was an exceptional leader. The team was the best I've experienced. It was an exceptional experience."
  • Lower Owyhee

    "I am normally a Budget Traveller, but splurged on the Lower Owyhee Trip this year. I was so glad I did: Incredibly nice and competent guides helped us keep warm and cheerful even in pouring rain and 25 mph winds . Because they cared for us so well ,we could appreciate the incredible beauty of the river and canyon and everyone of us was so glad we went ( even our nearly 80 year old friend was happy and comfy and dreams of going again. Hurray for Andy, Jessi, Sam, Mike and the entire Momentum Team!"
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "We took a wonderful day trip with Momentum on the Upper Klamath River. Terrific guide and wonderful sights along the river. Would love to go again!"
  • California Salmon Rafting Safari

    "Just finished 3 days on the Cal-Salmon and Scott rivers with Momentum (May 2016) This was the rafting experience of a lifetime - big water I never thought I would do, pristine scenery, great guides and amazing camp food."
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "My family of 6 (ages 20 to 55) had an amazing 1 day expedition on the Klamath River with Momentum River Expeditions and our guide, Arden. The day started with a winding ride from Ashland to the put in location, where we had a delicious continental breakfast (more than continental really). Wet suits, splash jackets, life vests and helmets were included, so we got dressed in our warm under layers and the rest of the gear and got loaded up. The first several miles of the 17 mile trek was warm up and practice time to get whipped into shape as a rowing team, then the next 7 miles were class 3 and 4 rapids. Tons of fun. The we stopped for an amazing lunch, which was included. After lunch we tackled more awesome rapids and finished up at the take out. Our guide, Arden was fabulous. She knew the river like the back of her hand, and shared cool stories about caves and homes and history along the river. We saw turtles, deer and even 2 ducks riding the rapids with us. Our driver Alan was also wonderful and very informative. It was a great day and one of the highlights of our trip. I highly recommend the Upper Klamath, Momentum, and Arden."
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "Tyler, Thanks for running the UK with our crew of friends. We all had a tremendous time and look forward to doing a multi-day adventure next spring/summer."
  • Rogue River 1/2 Day

    "We had a great time white water rafting on the rogue river. Andy was an excellent guide. Very knowledgable and friendly. Thanks for the great experience!"
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "This has to have been the best trip ever! I have been on guided hunting trips, climbs and rafting trips and nothing compares with Momentum. Our guide Tyler was very skilled and instilled confidence in his paddlers. He did not skirt around any white water, we hit it all. And he is an excellent bar tender and cook as well, along with Pete the owner. The camp, the food the equipment and the white water were everything one could hope for. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience. Hope to see you soon. -Ron"
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "This was a great day trip, exhilarating and more Rapids then we've ever had on a trip. Our guide Tyler was the best- fun, knowledgable on the area and a great raft guide. I'd highly recommend this trip to anyone."