- Great hiking.
- Great photography.
- Natural hot springs.
- Isolated river canyon.
- Excellent birding.
Youth: $1,279.00 (12 and Under)
All camping gear (0-degree sleeping bags), meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last, return transportation to Rome, paddle jackets and pants and/or wetsuits on cooler days, and complimentary t-shirt and Nalgene-style water bottle.
Our trips launch every Tuesday from early March through late May.
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A short hike gives a great view of the Owyhee Canyon
The Owyhee River is dramatic desert sanctuary tucked away in the sparsely-populated southeastern corner of Oregon. Our 5-day Owyhee river rafting trip begins in the tiny town of Rome, Oregon. We’ll explore 63 miles of the lower canyon at a leisurely pace, passing through the deepest and most scenic section of the Owyhee River canyon. Our take-out is at Leslie Gulch on Lake Owyhee (or Birch Creek when lake levels are low) where transportation is provided back to Rome. The Owyhee River has inviting sandy beaches surrounded by quiet, uncrowded desert solitude creating a premier camping experience. With a little luck, we’ll enjoy one of several camps with access to nearby natural hot springs – a perfect way to take the chill out of the often fickle weather in April and May. There’s plenty of time to explore side canyons, take photographs and attempt to decipher ancient Native American petroglyphs – many more than 8,000 years old! Rapids like “Bullseye,” “Nuisance” and “Montgomery” entertain and thrill us with a bit of whitewater each day. A short and early season insures few visitors. Did we mention this is a birder’s paradise? Migratory waterfowl and a wide variety of birds-of-prey are encountered around every corner. A truly unique wilderness river trip in "Oregon's Grand Canyon" awaits you.
|"Your guides are incredible people and representatives of the Owyhee. You could see how much the river meant to them personally. An excellent combination of professionalism and personal attention. "
|Chris Hansen - 2012