Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon River Adventures
Salmon River Whitewater

River Trips

SUNDOG EXPEDITIONS

Copper River | Kongakut River | Hula Hula River | Canning River | Chitina River
Nizina River| Owyhee River | Grande Ronde River | Grand Canyon
Lower Gorges of the Salmon River | Main Salmon River "River of No Return"

THE RIVERS

Each river adventure we offer at SUNDOG EXPEDITIONS is selected for its distinctive character with you in mind. From forest to desert and glacier to grotto, select a trip to suit your mood. Choose from the surreal geology of Oregon's Lower Owyhee River, the lush forests of Oregon's Grande Ronde River, the majestic and rugged Alaska mountains along the Copper and Nizina/Chitina Rivers, or the exciting whitewater and warm sandy beaches of Idaho's Salmon River.

As our guest , we encourage you to take off your watch and let the sun, the moon, and the river set the pace for your vacation. A river trip is a time for fun and play, a time to enjoy friends and family, to relax, to explore, and to learn more about nature.

Whether you are a novice camper or an experienced rafter; an individual traveler, a group of friends, or a family; young, old, or in between, our SUNDOG EXPEDITIONS trips are designed to meet your individual and family needs. As our guest, we provide the opportunity for active trip participation at a level that is personally comfortable for you.

ALASKA

Alaska Copper RiverCOPPER RIVER - 7 DAYS

Unforgettable seven day Alaska adventure Experience spectacular mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, and wildlife as you float for 100 miles through the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Perserve on your way to the Copper River Delta. Trips begin in Valdez, Alaska and concludes in Cordova. Requirements: No experience necessary, an adventurous spirit a must!

Kongakut RiverKONGAKUT RIVER - 10 DAYS

The Kongakut is a 10-day paddle trip and hiking adventure on one of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve's (ANWR) premier rivers. Never-ending daylight, birds, wildflowers, wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and the opportunity to see the Porcupine caribou herd's summer migration, makes this a "North Slope" river trip beyond compare. Paddling on the 60-mile float is easy to moderate with some Class III rapids and hiking on the arctic tundra is moderate to challenging. No prior experience is necessary. Trip begins and ends in Fairbanks, AK.

Hula Hula RiverHULA HULA RIVER - 11 DAYS

Experience ANWR’s remote country like never before on this wild and beautiful river. Paddle through great whitewater stretches and enjoy the incredible wildlife opportunities that this region has to offer. Join us as we float, hike, and relax on our way to the Beaufort Sea. The trip begins and ends in Fairbanks, Alaska. Requirements: All skill levels and a desire to explore!

Canning RiverMARSH AND MAIN FORK OF THE CANNING RIVER - 10 DAYS

The Marsh Fork of the Canning is our newest addition to the ANWR rivers and it has quickly become a favorite of ours. The 10-day trip begins at the river’s headwaters in the heart of the Brooks Range and we float downstream to the confluence with the Main Fork of the Canning River in the broad coastal plain. All the while, we are treated to a dynamic environment with stunning fossils that would make any geologist’s or rockhound’s head spin. This trip is open to all skill levels and the trip begins and ends in Fairbanks, AK.

Alaska Chitina River CHITINA RIVER - 10 DAYS

The Chitina River encapsulates what our Alaska trips are all about. Witness unbelievable scenery as the large peaks of the Chugach and Wrangell-St. Elias Mountain Ranges rise from the broad river valley. The river provides access to incredibly remote hiking country as well. Before the trip, experience the quirky town of McCarthy, setting of the Discovery Channel show, Edge of Alaska. The trip starts and ends in Valdez, Alaska. Requirements: All experience levels and an appreciation of great beauty

Alaska Nizina River NIZINA RIVER - 10 DAYS

Explore the historic copper mining town of McCarthy for two days before embarking on a scenic flight to the trip put in at the Nizina Glacier for seven days of rafting. Spectacular icebergs, a mile-high canyon and exciting whitewater are some of the highlights of this trip that takes you through the winter home of the ancient Ahtna Indians. Trip begins and ends in Valdez, Alaska.
Requirements: Adults of all experience levels looking for an uncommon adventure.

IDAHO

Idaho Salmon River LOWER GORGES OF THE SALMON RIVER BY DORY – 5 DAYS

70 Miles of exciting whitewater, pristine beach camping, kayaking, swimming, fun in the sun.  Trips begin and end in Moscow “Heart of the Arts" Idaho. Trip is conducted by Whitepine Outfitters, Moscow ID.  Requirements:  All experience levels, a great family trip!       SEE OUR VIDEO

Main Salmon MAIN SALMON RIVER "THE RIVER OF NO RETURN" BY DORY – 6 DAYS

The Main Salmon, also known as "The River of No Return," is a favorite for Idaho rafting. This 6-day dory/raft trip is based out of Salmon, Idaho and conducted by Tour West. Exciting whitewater, scenic mountain beauty, white sand beaches and forested benches of the Main Salmon form a backdrop for American Western history that played out on its shores. Explore the old homesteads of "Buckskin Bill" and Polly Bemis ("A Thousand Pieces of Gold"), paddle an inflatable kayak, float, hike, and fish on a vacation you will always remember. No experience necessary.

OREGON

Oregon Owyhee river OWYHEE RIVER - 5 DAYS

This spectacular 67 mile desert river raft trip will put-in at Rome, Oregon and take out at Leslie Gulch on the Owyhee Reservoir. Trips base out of Boise, Idaho. Requirements: All experience levels and an eye for beauty

Oregon Grande Ronde GRANDE RONDE RIVER- 5 DAYS

Join us for an early summer trip on Northeast Oregon’s beautiful Grande Ronde River, designated as “National Wild and Scenic” by Congress in 1988.  Trips base out of Lewiston, Idaho. 
Requirements:  All experience levels and an appreciation for nature.

ARIZONA

Grand Canyon GRAND CANYON – 18 DAYS

Spend 18 out-of-this-world days traveling by dory down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Experience the thrill of big whitewater and hike to your heart’s content exploring this amazing canyon where nearly two billion years of the earth’s geology is exposed.Trip begins and ends out of Las Vegas, Nevada or Marble Canyon, Arizona.
Requirements: All skill levels, must be seeking an incredible experience.