What makes the Owyhee River the best multi-day rafting trip in Oregon?

You want to have a vacation that is exciting, outdoors, and stress-free! You’ve got at least one week blocked out this coming April or May to book your trip. You’re looking for something new and different that provides you vacation too because ‘figuring where to camp‘, ‘lugging around gear’, and ‘keeping everyone entertained‘, is downright exhausting! Not to mention buying, prepping, preparing and clean-up for all the meals. We hear you. Perhaps you’re thinking: “What trip is affordable, accommodates spring break schedules, and is worth the time away?” We’ve got you covered with our Owyhee River 4-day trip!

With more than 50 years of guiding multi-day river trips, we’ve got a good handle on common questions.

Q: Why are your Owyhee River trip offerings different from other outfitters?

We primarily serve working-class families, businesses, and communities of Oregon and Washington. Likewise, our river trips are accessible and affordable for those living and traveling in the Pacific Northwest. If you will be traveling long distances, we believe the beauty and inspiration of the area will be well worth your time and money. Guests from the Pacific Northwest frequently drive from Seattle WA, Portland OR, and Bend OR. National and international guests often book a river trip to break up their road trip or fly into Boise, ID to add this nationally acclaimed Owyhee River experience to their vacation!

Q: Why a 4-day Owyhee River trip rather than a 5-day or 7-day trip?

Our 4-day river trip enables guests to fully be in the wilderness and far away from ‘the grind’ while accommodating travel days on either side of their adventure. The river journey covers 55+ canyon river miles from Rome, OR to Leslie Gulch, OR, featuring what city folks rave about most…‘ starry nights, rare wildlife encounters, and wide-open spaces ‘. Click here to see Owyhee overnight trip dates and rates and note that with a group of 8 or more, your trip is customizable.

Q: How do we decide between the Middle or Lower Owyhee multi-day trips?

If you’ve already experienced the 4-Day Lower Owyhee with class I-IV rapids, we’ve expanded our trip offering to include the Middle Owyhee. The Middle is a more advanced river section with 39 river miles of class technical I-IV+ rapids. Please call us to discuss prior Owyhee River whitewater rafting experience and river skills required to participate in this trip.

Q: What about the fitness, age, and river skills of the people in my group?

You may be surprised by our response to this question and we say it often…‘Don’t come on this river trip for the white water rafting. Come on this river for the exceptional overall experience!’ Seriously, book this adventure for the unique, remote, national treasure of an experience that the Owyhee River Canyon provides. There’s a wide range of options for guests in terms of their ages, physical abilities, and river skills. Kids and seniors can choose from stunning side hikes or camp-chair bird watching, river’s edge fishing or hot springs dipping, and starry skies by the fire or an early night in the tent.

Lower Owyhee River Camping

The Bottomline:

There’s a reason WHY the Owyhee River is called the ‘Grand Canyon of Oregon’… you’ll only if you go! Whether you are planning a family reunion, vacation, wedding, or team building offsite, we’d love to work with you to make this once in a lifetime trip happen!