Photo by Amanda Close

Photo by Amanda Close

Great American Eclipse Deschutes Rafting Trip-SOLD OUT



4 days/ 3 nights: From Warm Springs to Maupin

Group Size: Minimum: 7 Maximum: 8


Join Orion Guides for a River Trip to celebrate the Great American Eclipse on August 21st, 2017. This trip will be exploring 44 miles of The Deschutes River Basin.   On a Lower Deschutes Whitewater River Rafting trip you river raft by columnar basalt cliffs and float through canyons carved into the Mutton Mountain range. Campsites feature exceptional views, intriguing geologic formations, and star-filled desert skies.

The overnight whitewater river rafting trip includes numerous rapids with the most notable being Whitehorse, Buckskin Mary, Wapinitia, and Boxcar. On the Deschutes river rafting trip, you are introduced to the white water gradually until the exciting conclusion on the final day. The Class III whitewater is ideal for river rafting enthusiasts of every age bracket. An overnight river rafting trip with Orion Expeditions includes all meals from lunch on the very first day through lunch on the last day, professional guides, 3 expert staff, a courtesy shuttle arranged at the river, and all necessary river gear.



A little background ON THe Great American Eclipse:

There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 where the moon completely blocks the sun, revealing the sun's beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. Many have described this as a "rare, once-in-a-lifetime event" for United States astronomy viewers. Last time it took place was 1979, and will not be seen again until 2024. The  TOTAL eclipse will be visible in parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina before meeting the Atlantic Ocean. The partial eclipse will be visible in parts of North America and South America. Oregon will be the perfect place to watch the total eclipse. Oregon and South Carolina will be the two most popular states to view the eclipse. While the rest of the country offers a longer duration of totality, the eclipse path through Oregon offers one of the best weather prospects along the entire eclipses path. The total solar eclipse is being referred to as "The Great American Solar Eclipse", because the last time a total solar eclipse touched only American soil was June 13th, 1257. When is the next time a solar eclipse will happen on this here American soil? Not until January 25th, 2316. 

Program Features

  • An all-inclusive river trip including delicious meals, all necessary river gear, eclipse glasses, professional river guides and a courtesy shuttle arranged at the river.

  • Float 44 miles of the Deschutes River.

  • Enjoy Class I - III Rapids, and riverside overnight camping.

  • Learn through outdoor explorative activities and hands-on experiential learning.

  • End each day relaxing in camp while our guides prepare sumptuous and satisfying dinners.

  • Retire each night to your tent or lay out under a brilliant sky full of stars.

Photo Credit: Lizzie Bridges