Paradise Lodge, Medford, OR What's out the door: These remote cabins are accessible only by rafting through the lower Rogue River Canyon—along one of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic protected rivers—or hiking 3.5 miles along the forested National Rogue River Trail (watch for osprey, river otters, eagles, and deer) from the town of Marial. Want to splurge? Who will love it: Families with teens; adrenaline-junky couples.
Lower Rogue River at Gold Beach features wildlife, big trees
The wildest section of the Rogue River can best be explored by raft or kayak (or on foot), but the lower Rogue has 45 miles of road along it, plus seasonal jet boat tours from Gold Beach.