The Hughes Experience

Join Hughes River Expeditions on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, Salmon River Caynons, or Wallowa-Grande Ronde rivers. We promise wonderful vacations, spectacular rivers, expert professional guides, delicious meals, excellent equipment, and first-class service. We are committed to ecologically sound camping practices, and our appreciation for this backcountry is matched by the care we show for it. 2016 is the 40th year for Hughes River Expeditions, and the 50th year that Jerry Hughes has worked as a professional river guide in this region. References are available on request. Our intentions are to outfit and guide the best whitewater rafting trips available.

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Come along for a preview of a Salmon River Canyons rafting trip. Production by Jack Giarraputo - UrLife Media.

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Client Testimonials

I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our time on the Salmon with your folks last week. It was a typical Hughes experience and exceeded all expectations. The river, the food, the guides, the camp sites and accommodations, the gear, the extra libations, the fishing, etc. were simply outstanding! We’ve had great guides on other trips, but Travis, Ben, and John raised the standard to a completely different level…Jerry, you should feel great about the customer experience you provide for your guests.
D. Connelly, Fenton, MO (2009)