Jarbidge, Bruneau and Owyhee River Rafting
The Jarbidge, Bruneau, and Owyhee Rivers drain one of the most rugged,
remote, and spectacular
high-desert plateaus in North America, flowing through an incised network
of canyons and desert gorges in Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada.  Recently,
Barker River Expeditions was chosen as the outfitter for Idaho Public
Television's Outdoor Idaho Series -
Also, National Geographic selected us to outfit a canyoneering trip for their
TV show Going Wild. See our
Overland Trips page for exciting photos and
details of our vehicle supported trips of the most spectacular high desert
plateau in North America. Choose from short day hikes supported by vehicle
to more adventurous nights out canyoneering in these stunning gorges.
Your wilderness rafting experience is peaceful and relaxing, as no motors are allowed on any of these river sections. We design our whitewater rafting trips to limit our encounters with other groups, allowing you to enjoy these pristine wild canyons with a minimum of human contact.
On average, we see only one other party every eight days. Compare this to well-known river trips such as the Grand Canyon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho, where you share the river with dozens of other people each day! The Owyhee and Bruneau Canyonlands simply offer a sense of solitude and serenity rarely encountered in one's lifetime.
Join Barker River Expeditions this spring and summer on two of the most exciting rivers I have experienced anywhere! I have guided river trips all over the American West and the world, including in Peru, Chile, Africa, and Costa Rica. The Owyhee and Bruneau Rivers continue to draw me back again and again.
These rivers are our specialty. We have designed unique boats that allow us to run the rivers later in the season than other outfitters. This allows us to conduct our trips at a time when we will not only encounter fewer people, but enjoy warmer weather. My commitment to you is to outfit and guide the finest river expeditions available. We promise expert guides, first-class service, and a spectacular experience in a pristine setting with memories that are guaranteed to last a lifetime!