Whitewater trips on Wallowa-Grande Ronde offer a first-class backcountry vacation. The Wallowa and Grande Ronde are two of Oregon’s most pristine backcountry streams. Native Americans named the Grande Ronde the “Land of Winding Waters”. The Grande Ronde is designated by Congress as a Wild & Scenic River, and the Wallowa and Grande Ronde are protected as Oregon Scenic Waterways.
The rivers race past rocks and boulders in swift Class II-III whitewater. Minam Roller, Red Rock, Blind Falls, Sheep Creek, and Martin’s Misery are great fun. The Wallowa-Grande Ronde are perfect rivers for inflatable kayaks and paddle rafts.
Basalt canyons rise to 4,000 feet above river level. Dense forest alternates with lush grasslands. Spectacular camps are shaded with towering Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir. Tributary streams tumble into the main river at Sheep, Clear, Meadow, Alder, Bear, Elbow, Grossman, Sickfoot, Cabin, and Wildcat creeks.
The area provides habitat for elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain big horn sheep, mountain goat, waterfowl, golden eagle, bald eagle, and osprey.
Wallowa – Grande Ronde 2018 Schedule
Charter Trips available for groups of 10 or more on dates of your choice during May & June. Contact us to schedule your trip.
2018 Trip Dates
Upon Request Only
- 4 Day Trip – $1500/Adult; $1375/Youth
- 3 Day Trip – $1300/Adult; $1175/Youth
Groups of 8 or more can schedule trips on dates of your choice May, June, and early July. 3 day expeditions also available, contact us for information.
Youth Rates applies to kids, teens, and undergraduate students.
Check with the Hughes Office for information on Wallowa-Grande Ronde 3 Day Trips.
Deposits to Confirm
- 4 Days – $500/person
- 3 Days – $450/person
Hughes River Expeditions, Inc. is operated under special use permit with Baker Field Office, BLM, and Umatilla National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.