Grants Pass is where Pacific Northwest adventures begin! On the banks of Oregon’s legendary Rogue River, Grants Pass is among the greatest places in the American West for whitewater thrills, forest trails, fly fishing, friendly faces, and a dynamic local arts and entertainment scene.
For those seeking the thrill of whitewater (minus the rafting!) jetboating is for you. Built with powerful shallow-draft engines and "hydro-jet" technology, jetboats can get you an up close view of the river. Discover the Rogue's Hellgate Canyon and maybe even bears, bald eagles, cougar and many other species. Guides provide narration and humorous anecdotes, and point out geologic and historic sites of interest.
Downtown Grants Pass is full of historic buildings and is alive with activity and shops. There's a weekly outdoor Growers Market and you will also find the historic Rogue Theatre that offers a range of musical entertainment. Night or day, you can find some excitement downtown at downtown eateries and brew pubs, many of them surprisingly innovative and foodie meccas. Also take a self-guided historic downtown walking tour and wind through the history of 1800s Grants Pass.
Grants Pass is the northern gateway to the pastoral Applegate River valley. In addition boating and fishing options all along the river, the Applegate Valley is home to the increasingly well know wine region that is winning awards around the country. Authentic Southern Oregon culinary surprises await visitors around every bend as they slowly wind their way through this idyllic home to one of Oregon's best-kept secrets.