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Help me Choose a River and Trip

Which is the best river? There really is no one best river or trip: The best river is the one that best meets your needs. To help decide which trip is best for you, start by reading the questions below and follow the links to the answers that follow. Then review our at-a-glance river comparison chart and read more about each river and trip. Or you can always give our office a call.  We'll be happy to help you find the trip that's best for you (even if the best trip for you is a trip we don't run).

Wondering if rafting is the right type of activity for you.  Review our Essential Eligibility Criteria for Day River Trips or our Multiday River Trips.


O.R.E. is licensed by the states of Oregon and Idaho. We operate under special use permits issued by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and by the U.S. Forest Service for the Mount Hood, Umatilla, Willamette, Umpqua, and Siskiyou National Forests. O.R.E. is an equal opportunity service provider.



"We can only hope that others can experience such an adventure. The meals were impressive, healthy and fun. The rafting equipment provided was excellent. The training and personalities of the guides were perfect. The best vacation of our lives!" 
- Russ & Kate H., Salmon River

"What an experience!  The guides were exceptional as was the food.  It was magical how they turned out a gourmet meal every morning, noon and evening right there in the wilderness. Oregon is a beautiful state...the scenery unsurpassed. It will live in my memory a long time. I'm glad I chose ORE!"    
- Elenore S., Rogue River