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Owyhee Whitewater River Rafting Trips

The Owyhee Canyonlands offer superb river running from April through June each year. This is the longest back country river system in the Northwest.

It is an exciting time to discover the Jarbidge, Bruneau, and Owyhee Canyonlands. Already the most remote area in the lower 48 states, the  Owyhee Initiative has resulted in legislation which has designated  517,000 acres of the Jarbidge/Bruneau/Owyhee as Wilderness and has added 316 miles of river to the nation's Wild and Scenic river system.

We will float through the headwaters of the Owyhee River basin, dropping deeper and deeper into the main canyon as rhyolite cliffs tower over the river. We drift through tranquil stretches, alternating with class IV-V rapids. The Owyhee River offers fantastic hiking opportunities throughout it's river corridor and side canyons.

Owyhee Canyonlands 

Cost for Owyhee River Rafting trips (trips run April through early June):  

5-Day Owyhee River Rafting Expedition - $1690/person                        

6-Day Owyhee River Rafting Expedition - $1990/person                           

7-Day Owyhee River Rafting Expedition - $2290/person
 

"After first experiencing these Canyonlands, we keep coming back to do more trips with Barker. There is so much to explore and no one know more about the canyoneering, hidden waterfalls, and gorges than Barker's crew. You can hike to places that people have never even heard of, almost a 'Land of the Lost' experience! It feels magical, like you are the first people to ever visit."

- Carolyn and Aaron (Seattle)

Bruneau - Owyhee Canyonlands

Consider adding 2-3 days of a vehicle-supported Canyoneering/Hiking Expedition to your river trip. We drive by vehicle to day hikes, canyon overlooks, hot springs, and the most spectacular side canyons in the region. You'll hike during the day and in the evening you'll relax in a luxurious camp set up by your guides. These adventures allow you to see  the primary river gorge, plus you will get to see many remote canyons that cannot be reached from the river.