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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips


Alaska is a true paradise for whitewater rafters and anyone looking for contact with the awe-inspiring power of nature in its purest form. Alaska is home to some of the most pristine, remote, and untouched stretches of wilderness left on the planet.

Alsek River Rafting Trips (Class II):

The Yukon region is home to Alaska’s premier whitewater river, the famous Alsek River which flows through a vast UNESCO World Heritage site—one of the largest nature preserves in the world that encloses an incredible four National Parks. The Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers are usually combined for a long wilderness river trip. Multi-day expeditions on the Alsek and Tatshenshini provide rare access to this outstanding Alaska whitewater rafting region.

Tatshenshini River Rafting Trips (Class II):

The Tatshenshini is usually combined with the Alsek River to create a multi-day wilderness river trip. It is known for it’s magnificent scenery and diverse wildlife.

Copper River Rafting Trips (Class II):

Wrangell St. Elias National Park provides the back-drop for the Copper River’s isolated Class I-II float trips.

Nenana River Rafting Trips (Class II-IV):

The six million acre Denali National Park is home to the popular Nenana River, the most frequently visited of Alaska’s Whitewater rafting regions. Class II float trips are great for families, and Class III-IV adventures will please whitewater enthusiasts.

Six Mile Creek Rafting Trips (Class IV):

Six Mile Creek offers technical drop-pool rapids near Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

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More About Rafting in Alaska

Taking an Alaska whitewater rafting trip is one of the very best ways to access remote, wild places. Whether you are looking for a quick one-day trip or a lengthy expedition, you will find a perfect itinerary in Alaska. Rafting trips vary not only in length but also in region, opportunities for wildlife viewing, proximity to national parks, and class of whitewater.