Remarkable Owyhee River Rafting!

Nestled in the southeast corner of Oregon lies a hidden gem – a wilderness that beckons to the adventurous spirit and nature enthusiasts alike.

On a tributary of the Snake River, Owyhee River rafting winds its way through a rugged landscape, offering an untouched and awe-inspiring experience for those willing to explore its wonders. A few of the most thrilling aspects of the Owyhee River rafting journey include:

Geology. The rugged canyons, towering rock formations, and the serene beauty of the river meandering through the desolate yet captivating terrain.

Wildlife. An array of wildlife calls this region home–from majestic bighorn sheep scaling the steep canyon walls to the graceful flight of eagles soaring overhead-–there is a fragile balance of ecosystems in these remote areas.

Hot Springs. Riverside hot springs like ‘RyeGrass’ and ‘Greeley’ are among the hot springs conveniently located near camps that help counter the possible chills and cold weather of a spring Owyhee trip.

History. More than 500 archaeological sites, some dating back as far as 13,000 years ago, are scattered throughout the Owyhee Canyonlands, telling the stories of the earliest semi-nomadic people who inhabited the region.

Excursions. River runners and hikers can hunt for hidden panels of petroglyphs that still dot the landscape, spot caves in the canyon walls, and stumble upon the occasional arrowhead.

Relics. Homestead cabins and washed-out dams can still be seen floating down the river or viewed with a short hike. Rustler’s Cabin, the Hole-in-the-ground Ranch near Morcom Dam, and the Birch Creek Ranch are other historic sites to watch.

Beyond its grandeur, Owyhee River rafting represents a sanctuary for solitude and reflection. Away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, the tranquility of the river and its surroundings offers a rare opportunity for individuals to disconnect and find themselves in nature’s embrace.

To glimpse a journey through this untamed terrain, check out Oregon Field Guide’s 10-minute clip, ‘ Owyhee River Journey.’ The video captures the essence of this remote and breathtaking region, showcasing its natural beauty and the geology explored by river rafting with our friends at Northwest Rafting Company.

We’re curious about your relationship with nature, wilderness experiences, and motivations behind exploring remote and captivating landscapes!

  • Are you a visitor or part of it all? Do you perceive yourself as an outsider exploring the wilderness, or do you feel a deeper connection, as if you’re an integral part of the natural world around you?
  • Is this your first time in the wilderness? Is this your initial encounter with the untamed beauty of nature, or have you had previous experiences exploring and immersing yourself in similar landscapes?
  • Are you pushing the limit to fill a space? Are you exploring nature to find solace, answer questions, or fill a space within yourself?
  • Are you a seasoned river enthusiast? Have you ever ventured into the wilderness seeking something more profound than a river trip?
  • Are you a nature and bird lover? Do you have a knack for spotting red-tailed hawks, swallows, sandhill cranes, chukars, owls, and perhaps the most charming, the canyon wren singing while you float down the river?
  • Are you an adventurous spirit? Are you drawn to seeing Pruitt’s Castle and the breathtaking monuments preserving geologic time on the Owyhee?
  • Are you stewards of the planet? Are you interested in conservation efforts to protect these untouched landscapes for future generations to cherish and enjoy?

If you said “YES!” to any of the above, this is your invitation to embark on YOUR journey of discovery by immersing yourself in the untamed majesty of Oregon’s wilderness. Don’t just take our word for it; come and see for yourself!

Book now and join one of our wilderness expeditions for the nation’s most remote and elusive rafting trips!