River Rafting, Visit Ashland Oregon

ASHLAND, OREGON — The Rogue River begins in the Cascade Range of Southern Oregon and empties into the Pacific Ocean some 200 miles later in the heart of the spectacular Oregon coast. Its beauty earned it a spot as one of the eight charter members of the National Wild and Scenic River System. Momentum River Expeditions offers 1/2 day trips on the “Nugget” section of the Rogue River.


The Nugget run of the Rogue is a great trip for those wanting a fun float with a few bigger rapids. We may see blue herons, golden eagles, and probably a fisherman or two. A very pleasant 1/2 day rafting trip capped with Nugget Falls and Powerhouse rapids. The Rogue is a wonderful taste of whitewater excitement, and is great for the intrepid first timer, families, and those on a short time schedule.

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“Our half day trip on the Rogue is one of Momentum’s three original trips. And, while we have added many other rivers and adventures to our offerings, Ashland, Oregon is still our home and the ‘Nugget Run’ will always be an integral part of our trip offerings. It is a great introduction to whitewater, one of our backyard rivers, and one we know like the back of our hands.

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The same guides that guide our trips throughout Oregon, Northern California, Idaho, and abroad run our “Nugget“ trips – guides with a minimum of 8 years of experience on many of the world’s most difficult whitewater rivers, and guides that truly enjoy sharing the outdoors and their outdoor experiences with others. Join us on the Rogue and see why it has marked the beginning of a whitewater addiction for many of our guests,” said Pete Wallstrom, River Guide and Owner of Momentum River Expeditions.

Pete is originally from Vermont but has spent time living in Colorado, Wyoming, and on the West Coast. Pete has been a guide for over 20 years and has run rivers all over the United States – including the Upper Tuolumne (Cherry Creek) in California, considered the toughest regularly-run commercial trip in North America – as well as rivers in Nepal, India, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, and Chile. He has a degree and professional experience in landscape architecture and further education in engineering and ecology, but guiding, traveling, and his love of wild places lead him to start Momentum River Expeditions. He is a board member for the Oregon Guides and Outfitters Association, the Save the Wild Rogue Campaign, and works closely with the Southern Oregon University Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program as well as with environmental groups that work towards the protection of wild rivers.

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