- Gear List
The Owyhee Canyonlands offer superb river running from April through June each year. This is the longest back country river system in the Northwest. It is an exciting time to discover the Owyhee Canyonlands because not only is it already the most remote area in the lower 48 states, the Owyhee Initiative has resulted in legislation which has designated 517,000 acres of the Jarbidge/Bruneau/Owyhee as Wilderness. This initiative has added 316 miles of river to the nation's Wild and Scenic river system. Options to do a 5, 6, or 7 day trip. Options to add hiking to the excursion.
- Species: Fish
- Average Classification: 4 - 5
- Shot Opportunity: 100
- Weapons: Spin Cast, Fly, None
- Hunt Catalog #: RB15035-06
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Classification of Rapids. This trip will include some class 5 rapid sections. Options to walk around class 5 if uncomfortable. River Classifications: Class A - Lake water. Still. ... Class I - Easy. ... Class II - Moderate. ... Class III - Moderately difficult. ... Class IV - Difficult. ... Class V - Extremely difficult. ... Class VI - Extraordinarily difficult.
Options to fish from shore after rafting the river each night. Idaho fishing licience must be bought before the trip. All fishing gear must be supplied by client.
Hiking Excursion (price per day)
Additional Day of Rafting Expedition
2 Additional Days of Rafting Expedition
April 15, 2021 - June 30, 2024
- Price: $2,200.00
Price is per person.
Options for a 6 day trip. Options for a 7 day trip. Options to add a hike excursion.
Owyhee Canyonlands, Idaho, United States of America
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
Client will float through the headwaters of the Owyhee River basin, dropping deeper and deeper into the main canyon as rhyolite cliffs tower over the river. During this trip expect to drift through tranquil stretches, alternating with class IV-V rapids. The Owyhee River offers fantastic hiking opportunities throughout it's river corridor and side canyons. Consider adding 2-3 days of a vehicle-supported Canyoneering/Hiking Expedition to your river trip. You will be driven by vehicle to day hikes, canyon overlooks, hot springs, and the most spectacular side canyons in the region. Expect to hike during the day and in the evening and then relax in a luxurious camp set up by the guides. These adventures allow client to see the primary river gorge, plus many remote canyons that cannot be reached from the river. Options to do a 5, 6, or 7 day trip. Options to add hiking to the excursion.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Backpack Tent?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Tents (4-man tent for each 2 guests) and ground tarps. Outfitter will supply tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads for the trip.
- Menu & Food: Field Kitchen?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Fresh food and snacks served on the trip. You may bring your favorite beverages (cans and plastic containers only).
- Physical Conditions: Light Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Options for hiking on the trip if client desires. Have a chance to explore canyons and the river banks during the trip or option to extend the trip with 2-3 days of hiking afterwards.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Final destination city is Boise, Idaho. Client will get an airport shuttle to a local hotel (approx 10 min drive) to local hotel. Outfitter will pick up clients from hotel.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
The weather is impossible to predict. Client may not need to use all of the gear listed here, but it is recommended to bring it all. Plan to "layer" for maximum comfort. On the rafts, guides typically wear nylon shorts, T-shirt, cap, and sandals or tennis shoes, with rain gear and Capilene underwear, etc. (Handy in one of our day bags in case of a shower or if the weather becomes cool). Outfitter recommends QUALITY rain gear (Daytime temperatures can reach the 90s while nights can be cool. Showers can bring cooler daytime temperatures) NOTE: Wool, polypro, pile, and fleece items are important as they provide warmth when wet. Wet cotton fabrics drain heat from the body, and should not be substituted for these items.
What Outfitter Provides
- Experienced and licensed river guides
- Plenty of ice for beverages
- Eating utensils (cups, silver, plates)
- Toilet paper and comfortable facilities
- First aid supplies
- Waterproof storage for camera gear
- Waterproof gear bags, pack size is 13.5"x26" & Waterproof day bag. Size 10"x17"
- Camp Chairs
- Deluxe sleeping pads
- Freshly laundered sleeping bags
- Tents (4-man tent for each 2 guests) and ground tarps
- Splash jackets/pants
- Farmer John wet suits (if necessary)
- Coast Guard approved white water life jackets
- All meals beginning with lunch the first day, ending with lunch the last day of the trip
What to Bring
- PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, ALLERGY MEDICINES, ETC. that you need
- Your favorite beverages (can or plastic only!)
- Fishing gear (if desired)
- Sunglasses with strap
- Waterproof sunscreen
- Travel pack of Handiwipes
- Towel, soap & Toiletry Items
- Water Bottle
- Headlamp or small flashlight
- Jacket (pile or polar fleece)
- Rafting cap or visor
- Wool or Polypropylene gloves/mittens & socks
- Camp shoes (athletic or deck shoes)
- Rain gear (can also be used for wind)
- Nylon wind shirt/jacket
- Nylan shorts &/or swimming suit
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring