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

We have just returned home from a wonderful trip on the Salmon River…We have been on more than a dozen professionally guided river rafting and kayaking trips.. (and) our recently completed trip with Hughes River Expeditions stands out as one of the finest adventures we have experienced… The crew’s team work and seamless sharing of the endless duties and chores was so efficient that it made the hard work appear easy and even fun. It certainly met and exceeded all our expectations…. Please…
L. & J. Schaffner, Ancortes, WA (2014)