The Rogue has inspired a fierce loyalty among river runners due to the beauty of the canyon, the warm water and the mild to wild rapids. Most rafting trips follow the Rogue River for 38 miles as it cuts through the Klamath Mountains on its final push to the Pacific Ocean. Trips range from 3-4 days with nights spent at different campsites along the way. Optional hikes to waterfalls or historic landmarks complement the journey.
“I can’t rave with enough enthusiasm about rafting with Northwest Rafting Company – I would recommend it to anyone!!! When trying to put together a trip of friends to celebrate our wedding, NWRC folks were really flexible, friendly, and enthusiastic. They challenged everyone in our group to choose rafting or inflatable kayaks, and gave everyone a safe and personal experience with kayaking and swimming the swirls to all who wanted it. They were amazing and flexible cooks (we dug their famed curry chicken salad and vegan alternatives). I absolutely recommend working with the NWRC crew!”
- Suzan Goodman; Oakland, CA
Rafting in the Columbia Gorge on the Hood River
Join us on one of our guide’s favorite rafting trips in Oregon. We offer trips on the Class III Copper Dam section of the Hood River and the Class IV West Fork of the Hood River. Both river rafting trips offer nearly non-stop rapids in beautifully forested canyons.
For the hearty adventurer we also offer inflatable kayaks on the Copper Dam section of the Hood River. Please call us if you’re interested in this option.
Explore Bhutan and its rivers on a trip that will be both an exciting rafting opportunity as well as a unique cultural experience. Located east of Nepal and south of Tibet, Bhutan boasts two major river systems that have carved deep gorges and created vastly untouched natural environments. These rivers are fed by snow run-off from the Himalayas, and much of the forestry and wildlife remains pristine thanks to the national religion of Vajrayana Buddhism, which honors nature and the sanctity of all living things.
The Rogue’s class III rapids are ideal for learning to read water and maneuver oar boats. Our guide school is intended for those with little or no river skills who want to learn the necessary techniques to read water and row oar boats successfully. We also spend time covering safety skills, river etiquette, camp set-up and river cooking.
A Different Sort of River…It’s apparent from the start that an Illinois adventure is not your everyday river trip. River runners accustomed to crowded put-in scenes on boat ramps and beaches covered with people and gear will be delighted by the Illinois put-in. The journey down will include many wonderful rapids, waterfalls, and river camps.