We recently compiled a Bucket List of rafting must-dos. Once we posted… it just seemed a little incomplete.
Really, any of our excursions could make it on to a bucket list. But, we felt this one deserves special mention – a quickie getaway to outdoor luxury that’s sure to thrill!
Our Upper Klamath Rafting Safari combines the luxury and comfort of glamping with rafting big summer flows down rapids that are over a football field long. Oh, did we mention mountain biking, trail running, inflatable kayaking, and fly fishing?
No? Well, read on.
Get ready for three days of big, infinitely memorable, whitewater!
A guide and guest fave, the Upper Klamath cuts a steep wilderness canyon through the Cascades of Southern Oregon providing one of the finest and most exciting rafting trips in the West.
Uniquely scenic Upper Klamath has a high desert, old west character. The area is rich in old, Wild West history where old cabins, mines, and long-deserted Native American settlements dot the run. With rapids named straight out of a western, and a ride along an old stage coach track that winds through remote pine forests and beautiful meadows, this trip is as full of history as it is beautiful.
It’s also a major stop on the Pacific flyway, where sightings of bald eagles, osprey, and blue herons are a regular, yet always striking, occurrence.
The river has three different sections and begins with a fun class-III warm-up. This first stretch makes the Upper Klamath a recommended rafting trip for first-timers and experts alike. This is the opportunity to learn the finer points of river running before dropping into section two where the canyon constricts, and the river drops out of sight – the trip gets crazy! This is one of the most action-packed sections of river anywhere.
Ready for some time relaxing? This trip can be as active or easy-going and relaxed as you want it to be – totally up to you!
Time can be spent mountain biking, hiking or running on nearby trails; fly-fishing for rainbow, brook, and brown trout, bass, kokanee, and more; or simply relaxing in the sun. Enjoy cocktails and great food in the outdoor pub, revelling under the high desert sky.
This is a quick getaway with big returns! Rest and recharge on the perfect wilderness escape – free from wifi, mobile chatter, and hectic daily schedules.