The scenery on this river trip is nothing short of spectacular. Basalt walls rise abruptly on both sides of the river, often directly from the water's edge. The unending variety of rock formations - columns, spires, needles, and arches - will continually astound even the most jaded river rat.
Steep-walled canyons, spring fed creeks, waterfalls and natural hot springs make the Owyhee a true wilderness adventure. Wildlife is abundant and paddlers often spot golden eagles, prairie falcons, bighorn sheep, otters, and much more.
As the canyon narrows and deepens, the gradient rises and creates Class II to Class II+ rapids. The canyon then opens for several miles providing many campsites and sandy beaches. The excitement eases for awhile but the languid journey is soon interrupted with a handful of Class III, and Class IV to V rapids.
Cascading creeks create waterfalls and pools where paddlers can take a plunge. Remnants of old cabins and aborted ranching efforts provide historical interest. Further on, look for historic petroglyphs on rock slabs near the river.
After a day of Class II to Class IV rapids, rejuvenate yourself in a natural hot spring while your guides are preparing your gourmet dinner.
A 50 % deposit is required at the time reservations are made. Written cancellation must be received from participants 30 days before your trip. The deposit is non-refundable, but may be applied to another trip in the current season should you find it necessary to postpone your trip. If you need to cancel within 10 days of your departure; all funds will be forfeited and a substitute may take your place. A fee of $25 per person will be applied to all cancellations or trip re-scheduling.
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