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Even without the OSF, however, Ashland is still a pleasant place whose trendy downtown streets buzz with well-heeled shoppers and youthful bohemians. In late fall and early winter – those few months when the festival doesn't run – folks come to ski at nearby Mt Ashland. And wine-lovers, take note: the area has several good wineries worth seeking out.


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$99 Water Sports

Half-Day Rogue River Rafting

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 our 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. Our family friendly guides are great with kids and will make your time on the river a happy and memorable experience.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.Cool Fact: The final rapid, Tilomikh Falls (commonly referred to as “Powerhouse” rapid) is an area of historical significance and the name “Tilomikh” was used by the Takelma Tribe. The Takelma (also Dagelma) are a Native American people who originally lived in the Rogue Valley, with most of their villages located along the Rogue River. The name Takelma means “(Those) Along the River”.A rafting trip on Southern Oregon’s Rogue River offers a glimpse back to the history of western territorial exploration and settlement. Native American sites, pioneer settlements, gold rush exploration, thwarted attempts at development, and the congressional heroics that preserved the Rogue River make the background of your trip. Our guides are knowledgeable about the history of the Rogue River Valley and are eager to share their stories with you. Our 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, we are happy to provide an experience that exceeds your expectations.Our rafting ends at the Sports Park in Gold Hill, Oregon. From there it is about a 30 minute drive back our Rafting Center. Our morning trips are generally back by 12:15 (12:30 at the very latest) and our afternoon trips are normally back by 5:15 (5:30 at the very latest).Included:Transportation, professional guides, all rafting equipment, end of trip snack.

$179 Water Sports

Full-Day Upper Klamath Rafting Trip

The Full-day rafting trip meets at 8:00 am at Indigo Creek Outfitters. The tour begins with breakfast in Ashland before departing for the Upper Klamath River where lunch is also provided. Paddle along a meandering swath of the Klamath, through canyons and Class II and III rapids before getting to the first large rapid of the day: Caldera. This is where the nature of the run changes dramatically and goes from a tame river to an impressive stretch of continuous class IV whitewater punctuated by a few noticeable class IV+ drops. From Caldera to Stateline Falls, the whitewater is non-stop, insuring an exciting day out on the river.Beyond adventure, the Upper Klamath rafting trip provides a glimpse back to the history of western territorial exploration and settlement. Learn about Native American sites, pioneer settlements, gold rush exploration, and the efforts that thwarted development in order to preserve the scenic area.Your guides can tailor the tour to suit the interests of your small group, whether that means focusing on whitewater, going for swims, looking for native birds, simply relaxing, or a combination of all the above.Due to the active nature of this run, tour participants should be in good physical shape and ready for a full day of paddling. The tour includes any paddling gear you need for the day (wetsuits, splash jackets, booties, lifejackets, and helmets) and returns to Ashland around 5:00 pm.

$89 Water Sports

Rogue River Half-Day Raft Trip

Our half-day trip on the Rogue is one of Momentum’s three original trips. And, while they have added many other rivers and adventures to their offerings, Ashland, Oregon is still considered "home" and the Nugget section of the Rogue River is an integral part of their trip offerings. It is a great introduction to whitewater rafting!The same guides who guide trips throughout Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and abroad guide this fun half-day excursion. Every guide has a minimum of 5 years of experience on many of the world’s most difficult whitewater rivers. They truly enjoy sharing the outdoors and their outdoor experiences with others.Rogue Half-Day Trips Include: All rafting equipment Wet suits and splash jackets (if needed) Hotel pick-up and drop-off from the Ashland/Medford Oregon area A snack featuring local and organic produce & products World-class guides with a minimum 5 years experience leading trips around the globe

$75 Outdoor Activities

Kayaking Brookings Chetco River

We meet at the dock in the boat basin where we have our safety talk and get equipped with our boats and personal flotation devices. You get comfortable with your kayak in the calm waters of the boat basin before making the paddle into the bay and up the beautiful Chetco river. On our way out to the bay and estuary you can view the many recreational fishing vessels and sailboats moored to the docks as well as the many different birds, sea lions and harbor seals.  We can also paddle right up to the Coast Guard station to see their rescue boats and view all of the commercial fishing vessels that call this protected port home.  The birding in this estuary can be very good with frequent sightings of Belted Kingfishers, Great Blue Heron, Black Crowned Night Heron, Brown Pelicans, Caspian and Elegant Tern, Cormorants and more.  Round trip usually takes around 1.75 hours and the paddling is easy.

$198.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Paranormal Investigation at the Wolf Creek Inn

Includes: Hotel Accomodations Professional Guides Free Transportation (within reason) Free Cheeses / Meats / Bread during tour event Free Drinks during tour event The Use of Professional Ghost Hunting Equipment Ghost Hunt Times: 6:30pm Start Time 10:30pm End Time Hotel Check In Time: 3:00pm Hotel Check Out Time: 11:00am --ADDITIONAL INFORMATION-- -Tours must be booked 24 hours in advance. -Hotel accommodations are based on availability. Please check or call us to assist you on checking availability before purchase & thereby we will make sure you get the room you're reserving. Date availability may be checked here https://wolfcreekinn.com/#home-section -All ticket prices are per person. -Please call to set up your tour date & shuttle arrangements

$190.55 Water Sports

Upper Klamath 1-Day Rafting Trip

Our most popular day trip from Ashland - run over 30 major class III to IV+ rapids on big flows all summer long. The Upper K is arguable the best Class IV summer day trip in the country. The run 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 in good health, as they have plenty of time to learn the finer points of river running before dropping into rapids that are over a football field long.Guests will be picked up at their hotel in Ashland between 8:00am and 9:00am and will return between 5:00pm and 5:30pm – back in time for a shower and dinner before the plays. Besides the amazing whitewater and beautiful canyon, the trip also includes a continental breakfast, a big lunch and snack. The run has three different sections beginning with a fun class-III warm-up. This first stretch makes the Upper Klamath a recommended rafting trip for first-timers in good health, as there is plenty of time to learn the finer points of river running. After the warm-up, the canyon constricts and we enter the famous "Hell's Corner" section of river – beginning with a 150 yard rapid known as 'Caldera'. There are very few stretches of summer whitewater like it.The Upper Klamath is an original 'backyard' river, and one we know like an old friend. Find out why guests that have joined us on trips all over the west and abroad still try to make time for a 'UK' trip (or two) every year.Upper Klamath Day Trips Include: All river equipment. Hotel pick-up and drop-off from the Ashland area. A continental breakfast, gourmet lunch and snack, featuring local and organic produce & products. World-class guides with a minimum 5 years experience leading trips around the globe. One of the finest and most exciting class-IV whitewater day trips in the west!