About Momentum

Welcome to Our World! World-class rivers & wild places, small groups, and guides with a passion for guiding

We offer world-class rafting and adventure travel trips to select destinations abroad & in Oregon, California, Idaho, Arizona, and Alaska.

The American West is a playground of natural wonders, rich with culture, and overflowing with amazing whitewater and wilderness. We are deeply honored to offer trips here.

Guide-owned & operated we are a small company, allowing us to focus our energy, experience, and passion for guiding into every trip we run. Our trips have a handcrafted quality and attention to detail and are done with a focus on friendliness, personal service, and comfort that is rare. They are led by some of the finest guides anywhere – guides who have run some of the most difficult and beautiful rivers in the world, who love to share these places with others, and who are friendly and warm-hearted.

Momentum started in Ashland Oregon with a van, two rafts, more rivers than guests, and a desire to “re-invent” the way outfitters show guests wild places. Now we are honored to offer trips on many of the West’s most spectacular rivers. Although our trips and our company are still small, the richness and diversity of the West allows us to offer river adventures with a quality and variety that is rivaled by few.

Our adventures range from mild to heart-pounding; from “wow, I can’t believe we just did that” rapids to jaw dropping beauty that can be enjoyed by three generations of family and friends; from day trips to 12-day wilderness journeys;  and from remote and rarely run high adventure expedition style trips to some of the most comfortable outdoor trips in the world. Our multi day trips are done with our comfortable and innovative wilderness camping, lodges, or our unique and award winning ‘safari-style’ luxury camping. No matter the place or style, all of our trips are a mix of service, relaxation, excitement, and wild beauty – a chance to step out of civilization for a short time and step into a more simple and uncomplicated life.

While we do run some of the biggest rivers anywhere and visit some of the world’s most wild places; for most of our trips you do not need to be an experienced adventurer, an athlete, or even to have ever touched a paddle or spent a night under the stars. Our trips are designed for those who like or want to be introduced to the outdoors. And our goal is to make these places we love accessible to everyone and to show them in a way that is approachable and comfortable for even the most camping-averse.

So, whether you’re a first-time paddler wanting to get outside, a seasoned traveler looking for an epic wilderness journey, or somewhere in between, join us for an adventure like no other.

Pete Wallstrom & the Staff of
Momentum River Expeditions