Lower Owyhee

Rafting the Grand Canyon Of Oregon

TRIP LENGTH

5 days

WHEN TO GO

April - May

WHO IT'S FOR

Class III+ -
Great for everyone.
Minimum age 10

TRIP COST

$1290 - $1450

ACTIVITIES

Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking

GATEWAY CITY

Boise, ID (BOI)

MEETING LOCATION

Boise, ID (Rome, OR Option)
 

The Lower Owyhee has been compared to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks but in the end it probably defies direct comparisons. The river is a land of hot springs and hoodoos, of towering bluffs and windswept plateaus, of jaw dropping beauty and awe inspiring loneliness. It is extremely remote, bizarrely beautiful, unpredictable, sometimes haunting, very wild, and rarely seen.

Why choose us on the Lower Owyhee?

Between the Lower and Middle Owyhee we run more trips than any other company. The river is a classic Momentum style adventure that highlights our guiding experience, attention to detail, and guest comfort. The Owyhee is remote with the kind of challenging logistics that we relish. We have built a reputation for innovative and comfortable camping in wilderness places and for creative menus featuring local and organic produce & products.

For Lower Owyhee trips with Momentum guests do not need to be experienced adventurer’s, athletes, or even to have ever touched a paddle or spent a night under the stars.  We truly love showing people this place!

The Owyhee in Travel Oregon Magazine

oregon-travelOur Lower Owyhee trips were featured in Travel Oregon Magazine. 

 The trip features stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, hot springs, and fun, mild rapids. We camp at wonderful sandy beaches, feast on delicious food, sleep under the stars, and spend plenty of time exploring this unique wonderland. The relaxed pace allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience, with time for activities such as birding, beach games, and maybe even building a river sauna.

The side hikes are world-class and for many provide some of the highlights of the trip. We visit places like Pruitt’s Castle, Chalk Basin, Jackson Creek, and Devils Tower. They provide panoramic views of this unique landscape and windows into the ancient history of the river canyon.

Our Lower Owyhee river trips are done with Momentums signature style, attention to detail, and handcrafted quality. With comfortable and innovative wilderness camping, creative menus, personal service and hospitality, one of the most experienced (and friendly) guide staffs in the world, and with all the little details and touches we are known for.  While the area is remote and the weather can be ever-changing, you do not need to be an experienced adventurer, an athlete, or to have spent a night under the stars to join us. Participants just need to be and excited to see one of the United State’s most unique river canyons.

This is a wilderness experience enjoyed by a privileged few, a magical place that is perfect for anyone wanting a once in a lifetime trip to a place less traveled.


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• A small company committed to amazing trips & our wild places.
• Safety: All our guides have a minimum 5 years of experience leading trips around the world.
• Creative menus: featuring local and organic produce & products.
• All inclusive: all camping gear included if needed (ultra-comfortable 3” sleeping pads).
• Overall comfort: Innovative wilderness camping, attention to detail, & our signature hospitality.
• A remote river that highlights our guiding experience, expedition roots, & attention to detail.
• Most importantly - we are friendly, we love what we do, and it shows!

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Recent Testimonials

  • "A huge Thank You!! We absolutely loved the trip and I can truly say that you guys at Momentum are the best guides and crew I’ve ever worked with. And thanks for letting me row! :)!"
  • "The Owyhee River in SE Oregon is in a remote area. That said, you are rafting in an area of beautiful mini Grand Canyon formations on day 3 and 4 of a 5 day/4 nite trip. Food and staff are the best I have experienced on 12 other adventure rafting trips… Momentum has my vote…9 out of a 10. Never mind….lets go 10!!”"
  • "This was our first rafting trip and indeed, our first camping trip in decades. Everything about this trip exceeded our expectations. Arden, Simon, Orea & Belle were absolutely great guides who made sure our experience was equal to the incredible beauty of our surroundings. The food was great and the comraderie on the river and in camp was exceptional. We are already planning our next trips with Momentum."
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