Most of our Rogue River rafting trips last 4 days, but we can customize trips to be 3 to 5 days for private groups. We follow a general itinerary, but know that every group has different wants and needs. Our guides take pride in knowing how to tailor each trip with different activities, side hikes, lunch spots, and campsites.
Our trip begins at Galice Resort at 9:00 AM the morning of your trip. Here, you'll meet the head guide and start packing your things in our waterproof dry bags. When everyone's packed and ready, we'll get in a van and head a few miles downstream to the put-in.
The first few miles give us a chance to teach the intrepid souls in the inflatable kayaks how to maneuver their craft. After stopping for lunch we enter the "wild" section and leave civilization behind. The first rapids, Grave Creek Rapids, thrill the rafters and challenge the kayakers.
Our next major rapid is Rainey Falls, which most guests choose to hike around. After Rainey Falls it's smooth floating to camp. We arrive early enough to put up tents, perhaps take a short hike, a brief swim, relax on the beach, or delve into a book before dark. We serve hors d'oeuvres followed by a hearty dinner.
Riverside Camping (L,D)
Days 2 & 3
These are full days on the river. Coffee is ready by 7:00 AM and breakfast is served around 8:00 AM. After fueling up for the morning, we pack up camp, load the boats, and hit the river. We often go hiking along one of the side creeks.
On Day 3 we stop for lunch above Mule Creek Canyon and prepare for the best whitewater of the trip. At Mule Creek Canyon the river plunges through a narrow canyon with sheer rock walls. When the whitewater lets up we have a chance to enjoy the spectacular beauty. After a break comes Blossom Bar, an extremely tricky maze of rocks, and then relaxed floating through more beautiful scenery until we arrive at camp.
Riverside Camping (B,L,D)
We begin Day 4 like the others with morning coffee and a hearty breakfast. We spend half a day on the river and reach the take-out point at Foster Bar around noon. The three hour van ride back brings you to your car in Galice.
Riverside Camping (B,L)
Guests often ask us what to expect after we get to camp each afternoon. This video gives a glimpse into the camping, hiking and off-river fun that our trips offer.