Owyhee River River Rafting Trips
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Winner of the 2009 Trip of the Year: North America by Outside magazine!
Our Owyhee River Kayaking trips allow visitors to explore the nation's newest protected Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River. Part of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, The Owyhee Initiative designates over 300 miles of water as Wild and Scenic Rivers and 517,000 acres as Wilderness. This act allowed a handful to keep permits to raft and kayak these sections of the Owyhee River including the East Fork and South Fork.
If you are looking for that next expeditionary trip on a remote river that gets you away from crowd and puts you in your own world, the newly protected Owyhee River, with expert ROW Adventure guides should be next on your list. Come enjoy this majestic, protected area filled with wildlife and beautiful scenery. This kayaking trip offers one of the most remote, awesome wilderness kayak vacations in the entire nation.
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Arrival/Departure:Boise, Idaho, United States
Tour begins and ends in Boise, ID and ROW Adventures offers two distinct trips on the "Upper Owyhee" on the East Fork and the South Fork.
The East Fork:Owyhee River, Idaho, United States
7 days. 120+ miles. The put-in is around 5000' elevation near the Duck Valley Indian Reservation and will vary with our take-out usually at the Three Forks launch site. Due to the numerous rapids and narrow, rocky courses, we use a small 13' raft to carry the community camp equipment, and each person or couple paddles their own inflatable kayak. There are at least two portages on this section and we travel light in order to minimize the delay and hard work these present. Due to the extreme remoteness and inaccessibility of the area, wildlife sightings are best on this part of the river. This canyon is as remote as anyplace on the North American continent.
The South Fork Option:Owyhee River, Idaho, United States
7 days. 120 miles. We put-in at a local ranch in Nevada, miles from nowhere and may vary with our take-out being at the Three Forks launch site. The first three days of this trip does not have the tight, rocky, nearly impassable rapids that are found on the East Fork. The South Fork meets the East Fork on the fourth day, so the last three days of this trip are the same as the last three of the East Fork trip. There is at least one portage below the confluence of the two forks. (A portage requires that we carry all gear around the rapids. Sometimes we can let the rafts through on ropes (called "lining,") but this depends on water levels. If we can't line the rafts, we have to carry them as well. Hence the beauty of using lighter inflatable kayaks.)
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