Our Winter Newsletter is Out!

World-Class River Trips Oregon,
Northern California, and beyond…


The Owyhee
The Illinois – Prelude rapid

How are you? We hope everyone is having an amazing winter! Over the last few weeks we have been hammered with snow – it has been great! We should have a long season on our spring rivers like the Cal Salmon, Illinois, and Owyhee. It is going to be an unbelievable spring!

Before I get to our spring trips and news I want to thank you all once again for the wonderful reviews in places like TripAdvisor.com and Yelp.com. Online reviews are changing the way people shop for trips and make traveling easier for all of us!

Our winter has been very busy and with all the snow we are really excited for spring! Both the Owyhee and the Illinois will be written up in Outside Magazine and the California Salmon looks to have the best snow pack it has had in a few years. We have added a bunch of new Rogue dates for the summer (one of the best summer wilderness trips anywhere). We are also excited to offer a trip in August on British Columbia’s wild Chilko River – you can read more about it in the news section below.

Bookings for all our spring trips are already coming in and summer trips on the Rogue are filling up – if you are interested or have questions give us a call or an email! We hope to see you in the spring and summer!

Kind Regards,

Pete and the staff of
Momentum River Expeditions

Spring Trips We have a full Schedule!

The California Salmon 2 to 4-DayEvery spring starts with this one. The Salmon is one of the most spectacular rafting trips in the country; it is world-class whitewater in our back yard. The canyon is spectacular and the rapids are amazing; it’s a magical place. 3-day options include a day on the rarely run class V Scott River or the amazing Clear Creek. This makes the trip one of the premier class V adventures in the country!

The Salmon has a relatively short season and the trips are booking up fast. So, even if you are just interested but not sure yet drop us an email or give us a call with a date range so we can warn you if the trip starts getting full.

There is more Cal Salmon info at the California Salmon Rafting Page.

There are more photos at our Cal Salmon facebook page.

The Illinois 4-Day – Class 4+ (V) – One of the great wilderness river journeys in the country – some say the best. Few rivers can match its combination of extreme isolation, solitude, beauty, and whitewater. Trips are kept very small with a 2 or 3 to one guest to guide ratio and the season can be very short. This is already becoming one of our most sought after spring trips – call or email if you have any questions.

There is more Illinois info at the Illinois Rafting Page.

There are more photos (and a high water winter video!) at our Illinois facebook page.

The Lower Owyhee 5-day The Grand Canyon of Oregon – it has been compared to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks but in the end it probably defies direct comparisons. A 5-day wilderness journey through one of the most remote and bizzarly beautiful canyons in the continental U.S. with hot springs, beautiful side hikes, petroglyphs, and fun mild rapids (a great family option). We have trips scheduled in April and May.

There is more Lower Owyhee info at the Owyhee River Rafting Page.

There are great photos on our Owyhee River Facebook page.

The Middle Owyhee This is one of the most exotic and rarely run river trips in the country. It combines dramatic dark sheer canyon walls, big rapids, and it is even more remote then the Lower. One of Pete’s favorites. This trip was featured on OPB’s Oregon Field Guide. While there is only one big rapid the remoteness makes it a true expedition.

There is more Middle Owyhee info at the Middle River Rafting Page.

There are great photos on our Owyhee River Facebook page.

The Lower Owyhee 6-day Inflatable Kayaking Expedition – Class III/IV Six days immersed in one of the most remote, wild, and beautiful areas of the United States. Six days of paddling, hiking, and exploring the “Grand Canyon of Oregon” at a time and in a way that few have ever enjoyed it! One of the most unique trips offered anywhere.

There is more Lower Owyhee Kayaking info at the Lower Owyhee Inflatable Kayaking Page.

There are great photos on our Owyhee River Facebook page.

Rogue River 3 To 4-Day Wilderness TripAn iconic American classic, a wilderness playground. One of the world’s great summer wilderness trips complete with remote riverside lodges. The rapids and the choice of craft make the Rogue almost unmatched in its ability to satisfy a wide range of tastes and skill levels. We generally don’t feature summer trips in our winter newsletter, but the Rogue is extremely regulated and there is limited space – most of our trips will have only 10 to 12 people. Check it out this summer!

There is more info at the Rogue River Page.

We have more spring trips online like the Lower Klamath / Clear Creek 3-Day Inflatable Kayaking trip. Check them out and call if you have any questions!


British Columbia’s Chilko, Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers: Join us this August for a journey down the Chilko, Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers – a trip unmatched in its scenic diversity and huge stretches of class IV whitewater. Big John, Farwell, and Lava Canyons; the continent’s longest stretch of commercially navigable whitewater; bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, wolves, and birds of all types; all set in the legendary wilderness of British Columbia. Read more about it here>>

– More trips on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River: The Rogue is one of the best summer wilderness trips anywhere and one of our most popular trips last year. The river is extremely regulated to protect its wilderness character and we worked hard to increase the number of trips we can offer. We have some great specialty trips too – a local wine and food trip! Visit the Rogue Rafting page>>

– Our website and Facebook : We have updated out website once again. Lots of new photos – tell us if you like it! We also will be doing some “Facebook Only” specials this year. If you have not yet become a fan of Momentum Rafting

– The snow pack: WOW! In the last two weeks we have gone from 50% of average to 200% on some of our rivers. It has been epic! And the skiing has been pretty good too:).

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