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June 11th 2023-June 14th 2023


The Rogue River offers the perfect setting for teaching white water kayaking: Deep river gorges, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and classic Class 2-3 whitewater! The wild and scenic Rogue River Canyon is one of the best wilderness kayak trips in the country! The most popular multi-day trip, the Rogue is a world class river journey.

Oregon River Experiences is proud to offer this unique, 35 mile expedition in partnership with Sundance Kayak School, an  outfitter based on the Rogue who has been leading kayak trips for over 40 years and is some of the best instructors around.

About Sundance Kayak:

For 40 years, Sundance Kayak School has been a center of learning and personal growth on the Rogue River in Oregon. Every kayaker has a progression, be they a beginner on their first day in a white water kayak or an intermediate paddler who wants to have more fun playing and catching eddies. Even for advanced paddlers looking to polish their technique and perfect the boof, or an instructor who is learning to teach advanced paddling technique, there is always a next step in their progression – something new to learn and explore.

Rogue River, ORE & Sundance Kayak Trip

“An Instructional Expedition”

It’s your choice, kayak for the pure enjoyment of running the river, or go for a structured progression to advance your skills.  Sundance's instructors will be there for your safety and guidance at each of the rapids along with individualized instruction throughout the trip.

The intermediate kayak curriculum is based on the concepts of play and efficiency, and particular emphasis is placed on precision river-running, as well as creative and freestyle river-running techniques.  Many of the concepts that you will work on involve foundations of playboating that can be applied to any type of boating, in any kayak.

Kayak Instruction

You will be exposed to features like large waves, strong eddies and powerful currents.  There will be opportunities to learn good boat control in tight passages, around ledges, and how to make complex maneuvers in fast current.  We’ll help you bombproof your roll and enhance your river reading, through skills like eddy hopping, bracing, ferrying, draw strokes, and surfing.

Sundance can help you expand your kayaking mind.  Take advantage of the rivers natural features, and harness the river’s power to work for you.  The surface of the river will start to become a moving terrain full of features that you can use.  Our programs are flexible and are designed to accommodate your individual paddler’s needs & goals. You will gain skills, learn technique, and become a safer, more confident boater.

Prerequisites: Class III experience and a solid kayak roll.  The course is designed for kayakers with intermediate skills.  This is the perfect opportunity to receive individual instruction and paddle Class III rapids on the Rogue River in Oregon with our instructors by your side.

Cost:  $1745-Harshell Kayakers (all meals, camping gear, shuttle, kayak instruction, kayak rental, raft support).  $1345 for rafters.

Kayaks available for rental through Sundance Kayak School.

Contact O.R.E. if you have people in your party who wish to join, but want to just ride along on a raft.


Trip Highlights

  • Our most popular multi-day trip. A world class river journey!
  • Fun whitewater.
  • Excellent forest and canyon scenery.
  • A great river for viewing wildlife.
  • Very good for swimming: warmer water than most Oregon rivers.
  • Beautiful beaches.
  • Lots of hiking opportunities.
  • Interesting historic sites.
  • Near Crater Lake & Redwood National Parks as well as Ashland's Shakespeare Festival.

Trip Summary

  • Near: Grants Pass
  • Trip Length: 3, 4 & 5 days
  • Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
  • Season: May 1- October 1
  • Boat Options: paddle raft, oar raft, row-yourself cataraft, inflatable kayak, stand up paddle board
  • Whitewater Rating: III+ (Intermediate)
  • Recommended minimum age: 7 or older

Trip Guides:

Rogue Camping (pdf)

Rogue Lodge (pdf)

Rogue Camp-Lodge (pdf)



"The experience was the highlight trip of my summer. I had been "making" it down the river, but that's it. I felt like I was kayaking a bunch, but reached a point that I wasn't getting any better. The instruction I received from your great group of instructors has been so helpful. They gave me so many techniques/paddle strokes to work on and they helped me with the bad habits I had developed. There wasn't a single instructor that I didn't think was great and enjoyable to be around, both on and off the water." - Angela Warder, Olympia, WA