35 Years Hells Canyon

Over 700 multi-day river trips spanning over 36 years!

Come to Hells Canyon and enjoy our Massage and Martini trips!

Our custom-built 20' drift boats help make up the Canyon Outfitters fleet!

Four days in magnificent Hells Canyon. Could there be a better vacation?

Just have to love those guides!

Sharing tales of Hells Canyon at cocktail hour.

And there is always time for relaxation and contemplation.

Explore abandoned cabins and an historic ranch in Hells Canyon.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a big day on the river.

Great tents outfitted with cots and pads. Anywhere you look - a killer view!

... And then the tales of Hells Canyon get really tall!

Your catch of the day — our evening hors d'oeuvres

Welcome to Canyon Outfitters

Hells Canyon — it's our backyard.  It's all we do, and we do it well!

George and Lynette Hauptman welcome you to Canyon Outfitters and our 42nd year of running premier raft and drift-boat trips through the spectacular Hells Canyon, America’s deepest river gorge.

If you have yet to try it, you will find that a river trip is the perfect family vacation: no phones, no television, just plenty of fun activities suitable for ages 6 to 96.  A float trip through Hells Canyon has something for everyone and from start to finish everything is included.  Our long history and personal experience is just one of the things that set Canyon Outfitters apart.  An unparalleled history in Hells Canyon and more than 1,000 multi-day whitewater rafting trips; we are by far the most experienced guides on the river!  When you are talking about class IV rapids, knowing the river at all the different levels and conditions is what counts.

Your vacation begins the evening before we launch when you join us for a welcome dinner and orientation on the deck at our headquarters in Halfway, Oregon.  Next morning we’ll meet at Hells Canyon dam and launch for the next four days on the river.  Then it’s fabulous camp-cooked meals, comfortable tent accommodations complete with cots and pads, the very best professional equipment, and the most dedicated guides. 

Especially for the ladies: We offer the unique Massage and Martinis river trip. Imagine four wonderful days of uninterrupted relaxation with massages, yoga sessions, day hikes, and fly fishing instruction.  Come evening, you'll sip your favorite cocktail by the river with a group of girlfriends, old and new.  The guides prepare a wonderful dinner that they'll be serving you in the world's most spectacular dining room.  Call us for availability for your Massages and Martini river trip.

We have the fishing and hunting fanatics covered too: Hells Canyon is one of the best fisheries in the country, perfect for novice and veterans alike.  Bass, trout, and the mighty sturgeon are caught all through the summer, and come fall the steelhead arrive in the river. Our chukar hunting trips take us from late September through the end of October.

Take some time to browse our website. From our fabulous Massage and Martinis trips to world-class fishing and bird hunting, you will find that we offer the premier river experience for everyone.

We invite you to join us in Hells Canyon for the trip of a lifetime.

George and Lynette Hauptman