Owyhee River trips: A Journey through Oregon's Grand Canyon
Owyhee River Rafting
An Owyhee River trip has been called a journey through Oregon's Grand Canyon for good reason.
Hee you'll discover multicolored spires, dramatic canyons and sculpted grottoes: scenery that is a match
for the better-known canyons of the American southwest. The scenery is superb.
But an Owyhee River trip has even more to offer
- Soak in natural hot springs while watching a desert sunset fade on dramatic canyon walls.
- Hike through a fairyland of colorful, eroded rock pinnacles at Chalk Basin.
- View petroglyphs carved into riverside rocks long ago by the Owyhee region's early inhabitants.
- Challenge the Owyhee's lively rapids, including Whistling Bird, Squeeze, and
Montgomery, then relax between rapids while scanning the shore and sky for bighorn sheep,
antelope, and the over 100 species of birds that make their home here.
All this and more is why the Owyhee is the river our guides feel most privileged to share with you.
Join us for a true wilderness adventure you will always remember.
The Owyhee can only be rafted in the Spring, when upstream snowmelt brings life to the canyon and creates
challenging rapids. This is the most remote, secluded and pristine trip we run. Many of our guests come back to
join us again and again, and sooner or later they all want to run this one. This is a very special river: rare and
wild, isolated and pure.
Our Owyhee River Rafting trips include
- The services of our professional guides.
- Transportation to our launch point from the town of Jordan Valley, and
from our take-out back to Jordan Valley at trip’s end.
- All meals, from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day. Meals are freshly prepared by our guides
from the highest quality ingredients. Special dietary needs may be accommodated with advance notice.
- Durable, professional quality rafts and river running equipment, including U.S. Coast Guard Approved lifejackets.
- Waterproof river bags and boxes for your personal gear.
- Cups, plates and eating utensils.
- Camp chairs.
Our trips meet at 7:30 AM Mountain Time (6:30 AM Pacific Time) at the Basque Station Motel in the town of Jordan Valley. Jordan Valley is approximately 425 miles southeast of Portland, and roughly 75 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho.