Price: $99/adult, $89/youth – Group Rates Available
Meet Time: 8:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. at Indigo Creek Outfitters
Season: Twice per day, April 1st – September 30th
Minimum Age: 6 Years Old
Half-day Rogue River rafting trips offer the closest rafting to Ashland, Oregon. Perfect for beginners or groups of mixed experience levels, this trip is Indigo Creek Outfitters’ most popular excursion. This rafting trip is highly recommended for families with children. The trip features a steady progression from the easiest and most mellow rapids to the largest rapids, which gives everyone a chance to slowly become more comfortable with whitewater and rafting. Family friendly guides are great with kids and will make your time on the river a happy and memorable experience.
We run two trips per day: a morning trip that meets at 8:15 a.m. and an afternoon trip that meets at 1:15 p.m. These are family-friendly trips and are suitable for ages 6 and up. All trips depart from the Indigo Creek Outfitters’ Rafting Center, located in Phoenix, Oregon (5 miles from Ashland).
The section of river that we run is known as the “Nugget” stretch and is named after the the first big rapid. For families or groups of mixed rafting experience, this stretch of river is absolutely perfect. It starts mellow and builds up slowly until the two grand finales: Nugget Falls and Powerhouse Rapid. Between the start and finish there are calm places to practice paddling and sitting in the raft, there are surf waves that are fun to play in, and there are class II and III rapids that keep things interesting. At the very end, almost like the final act of a Shakespeare play, are the two biggest rapids.
Guides are knowledgeable about the history of the Rogue River Valley and are eager to share their stories with you. These rafting trips are more than just rafting trips – they are a guided experience with guides who have a passion for making your rafting trip perfect for you and your group. So whether that means focusing on whitewater, going for swims, looking for native birds, simply relaxing, or a combination of all the above, Indigo Creek is happy to provide an experience that exceeds your expectations.
Rafting ends at the Sports Park in Gold Hill, Oregon. From there it is about a 20 minute drive back to the Rafting Center. Morning trips are generally back by 12:15 (12:30 at the very latest) and afternoon trips are normally back by 5:15 (5:30 at the very latest).