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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There Is Still Time To Plan Your 2016 Vacation With The Hughes Crew

Join the Hughes Crew on our 40th Year Running Rivers in the West Plan your Summer 2016 Vacation with the Hughes Crew Spring has arrived bringing color to the back-country, trees are greening, skies turning blue, mountain snows melting, and frozen ground thawing, the rivers of the West are coming back to life. Join the Hughes Crew on Idaho's and Oregon's most beautiful, primitive and … [Read More...]

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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’m writing to let you know how much I enjoyed my Middle Fork trip last week. It was one of those rare experiences where the reality is better than the expectation… Your gear, food, arrangements, meals, and guides all combined to make it a tremendous wilderness experience… Aside from the natural beauty, the best part of the trip for me was the guide crew, their courtesy, their tremendous river skills, their cooking acumen, and their quiet leadership. Thanks for selecting and supporting suc…
M. Slater, Hollister, CA (2003)