Wallowa and Grande Ronde River Rafting
Launching a boat at Minam begins a journey through a 40 mile roadless canyon on the Wild and Scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers. With the beauty of a mountain stream, forested hillsides give way to layers of basalt rimrock and banks lined with cottonwood, alder, mock orange, and service berry that fill the air with a sweet fragrance. The roadless Wallowa and Grande Ronde river canyons offers better wildlife viewing than any other river we have floated with bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, deer, black bear, otter, and eagles a common sight. Let the abrasive, distracting sounds of the modern world slip away for a few days while the sounds of the river take over. There is nothing better for the mind and soul than a river trip down a roadless canyon where the natural rhythms of life are uninterrupted.
The Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers offer a family friendly guided rafting trip where Class II rapids offer some splash, but not a lot of difficulty. Our guided multi-day whitewater rafting trips on the Grande Ronde are typically 3 days and 2 nights beginning at Minam and ending at the Mud Creek takeout 6 miles upstream of Troy, Oregon. Longer 4-5 day trips are available and you can watch the canyon gradually change from a forested canyon at 2,550 feet elevation at Minam to grass and flower covered canyon walls near the mouth at the Snake River, elevation 825 feet.
2022 Rates & Dates: $995 per adult, $750 per youth
Specialty Wine & Food 4-day $1,595/person 3-day $1,195/person
May 24-26 Wine & Food Dunham Cellars
June 1-4 Wine & Food Dusted Valley
June 30-July 2
Deposit & Cancellation Policy:
50% down payment is required to book a trip with final payment due 30 days prior to launch. Deposits and final payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Effective July 25, 2020 All guests making reservations for multi-day trips are required to purchase CFAR (cancel for any reason) Travel Insurance to protect their investment and ours. We recommend purchasing your CFAR travel insurance through a company like AIG Travel Guard or Travelex. We cannot continue to invest money into equipment, guides, trip supplies, and food to give you the best river trip possible and then refund money when events cause you to cancel, or us to cancel for reasons that may be out of anyone's control. Covid-19 regulations and travel restrictions are everchanging and purchasing CFAR travel insurance will protect your investment. We cannot give cash refunds for any reason whatsoever. We cannot make exceptions due to medical or family emergencies, weather conditions, travel restrictions imposed by local, state, or federal agencies. CFAR travel insurance protects your investment whether you cancel for any reason or we are unable to perform the trip. Most insurance companies require trip insurance to be purchased within a couple weeks of making your deposit so do not put it off.
Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason.