For the experienced and adventurous beginner in good physical condition. Minimum age 14
Boise, ID (BOI) / Eastern OR
"I know it’s rare, but Momentum is a company that delivers everything they promise. I have been rafting with many outfitters but they set the standard. Great guides, great food, great gear, great times. We had an amazing trip..."
Momentum River ExpeditionsOne of the most incredible & rarely run river trips in the country. A Middle Owyhee trip is for those who are looking for isolated wilderness, spectacularly dramatic landscapes, and plenty of excitement. A true wilderness experience & an expedition style trip.https://momentumriverexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Widow-Maker-Middle-Owyhee-1-scaled-150x150.jpg based on 24 reviews -
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Why choose us on the Middle Owyhee?
The Middle Owyhee is a classic Momentum spring trip – one that highlights our guiding experience and expedition roots. It is remote, very rarely run, with the kind of challenging logistics that we relish. On many years we are the only company to run a trip. We truly love showing people this place.
Our Middle Owyhee Trip Featured On Oregon Field Guide
Check out the most remote river in the lower 48 on OPB’s popular “Oregon Field Guide”. They joined us to raft the Middle Owyhee and as usual the trip did not disappoint.
This is one of the most incredible and rarely run river trips in the country. A Middle Owyhee trip is for those who are looking for isolated wilderness, spectacularly dramatic landscapes, and plenty of excitement. Set in sheer-walled, awe-inspiring, rhyolite gorges are rapids such as Half Mile, Bombshelter, and Raft Flip. The climax comes at a rapid called Widowmaker, a class-V drop filled with powerful hydraulics and large boulders. Like the Lower Owyhee, the Middle also features hot springs, abundant wildlife, and beautiful side hikes. This river trip is a true wilderness experience, an expedition style trip, and a journey to one of the most remote lands in the lower 48 states. The Middle Owyhee is a great choice for those with prior rafting experience or adventurous beginners in good physical condition.
Access to the Middle Owyhee becomes difficult in adverse weather; to allow maintain the highest level of safety, we reserve the right to switch the trip to the Lower section if necessary. Also a portage of Widowmaker Rapid is generally necessary. Because of this we must pack lighter then on most of our trips. All Middle Owyhee trips feature a high Guest to Guide ratio.
on the Middle Owyhee
• This is the kind of trip we are known for: remote and off the beaten path. We run the Owyhee more than all other companies combined.
• Small trips, unparalleled personal service, and a greater experience.
• 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.
• Excellent meals featuring local and organic produce & products.
• All inclusive: all camping gear included if needed (ultra-comfortable 3” sleeping pads).
• Most importantly - we are friendly, we love what we do, and it shows!
"The trip was exceptional. Andy is a true talent. He was well-respected as the leader. The team did a great job. I’ve been rafting for 25 years and this was the best team and experience I’ve ever had."
"Hi Pete- Amy and I are still high from our trip with down the Middle Owyhee! Being from Alaska we were wondering what the wilderness experience would be like and it was blow out magical. The portage was something out of some ultimate challenge obstacle course and you all made it look like you do it every day. I would also like to thank you for your careful approach to safety without compromising any fun or sense of adventure. Cool, calm, man of few words, but just enough, Pete, you could also be a floatplane pilot!"
"You are welcome and THANK YOU all on behalf of my “crew” for an awesome Owyhee River trip. The food, the guide support, the instruction, and the scenery were truly spectacular and beyond our expectations!!!!! We have enjoyed many paddling trips together over the past 35+ years but this one ranks up there with the best!"