Rogue River Journeys is a small, family-run whitewater rafting outfitter now based in Ashland. We have outfitted rafting vacations on Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rogue River since 1989 and are privileged to have shared our experience with thousands of guests, many of whom now return year after year.
Our history in the outfitting industry dates past our Rogue River days, however. We’ve been running rivers and working in this industry since 1972. From California’s Tuolumne, Kern, Stanislaus, and East Carson; to Idaho’s Middle Fork and Main Salmon; and all the way north to British Columbia’s Frasier – our guides and founders have explored many of the West’s numerous river systems. In the 1980s, our company – then called Outdoor Adventures – operated on over 20 different rivers.
Over time we lost some our favorite rivers to dams, crowds, or over-development. We transitioned from a large company to one that concentrates on the three most sought-after trips in the west: the Middle Fork of the Salmon, Main Salmon and Rogue River. Our business now focuses on the places we hold dear to our hearts – namely designated Wild & Scenic Rivers and Wilderness Areas that offer a protection to the landscape we travel. On the rivers we operate, these designations are not simply waxing poetry. These are truly wild places, relatively untouched by modern man, and surrounded by immense wilderness.
On your trip you will discover these places for yourself as our guides share with you their passion and total appreciation for the wild Rogue. Rivers are constantly changing and there are always new things to see; so whether you are joining us for the first time or the 20th, the experience never grows old. Even though we have been outfitting here since 1989, we are still discovering magical places on every trip.
Our crew is made up of the finest guides in the outfitting industry. Many of them have been part of our river family for over 20 years and consider their fellow guides as family as well. Our company’s culture encourages our crew to take an active role in improving our operations and service standards, thus we lead the industry forward, rather than following someone else.
Our customers come from varied backgrounds but are drawn to the river for the same reasons: to spend time with friends and family and to connect with a place that will leave a lasting impression. On your Rogue River Journey, you’ll find that and so much more. You’ll lose track of time, have countless smiles, and best of all, reconnect with the people in your life who matter most. We are ready and eager to share this remarkable river canyon with you.
All the best,
General Manager, Rogue River Journeys – www.RogueRiverTrips.com • 866-213-7754
Rogue River Journeys recently moved their reservation office to the Indigo Creek Outfitters Rafting Center at 130 A Street in downtown Ashland. Will Volpert is also the owner of Indigo Creek Outfitters, which offers day trips on the Rogue and Upper Klamath near Ashland, Oregon.