Wallowa and Grande Ronde River Rafting

Launching a boat at Minam begins a journey through a 40 mile roadless canyon on the Wild and Scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers.  With the beauty of a mountain stream, forested hillsides give way to layers of basalt rimrock and banks lined with cottonwood, alder, mock orange, and service berry that fill the air with a sweet fragrance.  The roadless Wallowa and Grande Ronde river canyons offers better wildlife viewing than any other river we have floated with bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, deer, black bear, otter, and eagles a common sight.  Let the abrasive, distracting sounds of the modern world slip away for a few days while the sounds of the river take over.  There is nothing better for the mind and soul than a river trip down a roadless canyon where the natural rhythms of life are uninterrupted.

The Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers offer a family friendly guided rafting trip where Class II rapids offer some splash, but not a lot of difficulty.  Our guided multi-day whitewater rafting trips on the Grande Ronde are typically 3 days and 2 nights beginning at Minam and ending at the Mud Creek takeout 6 miles upstream of Troy, Oregon.  Longer 4-5 day trips are available and you can watch the canyon gradually change from a forested canyon at 2,550 feet elevation at Minam to grass and flower covered canyon walls near the mouth at the Snake River, elevation 825 feet.      

 
 

Deposit & Cancellation Policy:

50% down payment is required to book a trip with final payment due 30 days prior to launch. Deposits and final payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Effective July 25, 2020 All guests making reservations for multi-day trips are required to purchase CFAR (cancel for any reason) Travel Insurance to protect their investment and ours.  We recommend purchasing your CFAR travel insurance through a company like AIG Travel Guard or Travelex.  We cannot continue to invest money into equipment, guides, trip supplies, and food to give you the best river trip possible and then refund money when events cause you to cancel, or us to cancel for reasons that may be out of anyone's control. Covid-19 regulations and travel restrictions are everchanging and purchasing CFAR travel insurance will protect your investment.  We cannot give cash refunds for any reason whatsoever. We cannot make exceptions due to medical or family emergencies, weather conditions, travel restrictions imposed by local, state, or federal agencies.  CFAR travel insurance protects your investment whether you cancel for any reason or we are unable to perform the trip.  Most insurance companies require trip insurance to be purchased within a couple weeks of making your deposit so do not put it off.  

Gorges of the Lower Salmon River 2021 Launch Dates

July 19-22 Gifford Hirlinger and AK's FULL
August 5-8 Sleight of Hand Cellars and AK's FULL

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

The Snake River through Hells Canyon: Wine & Food on the River 2021 launch dates

June 10-14 Pepperbridge Winery and AK's FULL

July 4-8 Seven Hills Winery and AK's FULL

July 28-August 1 Bergevin Lane Vineyards & AK's FULL

August 13-17 Reininger Winery & AK's FULL

August 21-25  Solemn Cellars & AK's FULL

August 29-September 2 Brook & Bull and Canvasback wines & AK's FULL

September 6-10 L'Ecole No 41 WineryTerminal Gravity Brewing & AK's FULL

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde River 2022 Launch Dates

May 16-18 Morels and Wildflowers! Devium Wines & AK's
May 24-27 Dunham Cellars
June 1-4 Dusted Valley Winery

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

The Snake River through Hells Canyon: Wine & Food on the River 2022 launch dates

June 10-14 Sleight of Hand Cellars

July 12-16 Time & Direction Wines

July 28-August 1 Seven Hills Winery

August 13-17 Reininger Winery

August 21-25 Bergevin Lane Vineyards

August 29-September 2 Gifford Hirlinger

Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

Gorges of the Lower Salmon River 2022 Launch Dates

August 4-7 Solemn Cellars
 
Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to change partner wineries or chefs if scheduled winery or chef can not participate for any reason. Minam Store Outfitters reserves the right to move any trip to a different river for safety due to extreme water conditions, forest fires, road closures, and/or acts of God. 

Wine & Food on the River Rates 2021

Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde River 3 days, 2 nights

$1,195 per person

The Snake River through Hells Canyon 5 days, 4 nights

$1,995 per person

The Snake River through Hells Canyon 3 days, 2 nights

$1,495 per person

The Lower Salmon River 5 days, 4 nights

$1,995 per person

The Lower Salmon River 4 days, 3 nights

$1,595 per person

Wallowa/Grande Ronde Trip Itinerary

Wine & Food on the River Packing List