Alaska Whitewater Rafting & Scenic Adventures
Alaska whitewater rafting is a great way to experience the Alaska wilderness. It’s also a great way to get your heart pumping and adrenaline flowing! Imagine floating and experiencing a world that can only be reached by floating down a river. Calm and serene one minute and thundering the next. No roads, no car noise, no infrastructure. Find yourself reaching class II and class III whitewater. All while floating through vistas of mountains, glaciers, and an abundance of wildlife.
Alaska has many popular whitewater rafting trips. One of the most popular is Six Mile Creek. This is a half day trip and can be two canyons or three canyons. Another popular trip is the Nenana Gorge Upper Nenna Scenic Wilderness. A third option is the Upper Kenai River through the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Wildlife Refuge.
Each river has its own special charm that makes it unique. Similarly, they all involve beautiful scenery and great times. This is a wonderful and relaxing way to see Alaska.
Flights out of Alaska typically depart anchorage in the late evening. We often recommend these rafting trips to our guests on their last day of travel. It can be challenging to fit in a full day fishing, return for belongings, and still make the return trip to Anchorage in time for the flight. A rafting expedition is a perfect complement to your last day. It’s a great trip and you’ll still have a relaxing drive to the airport. From the Kenai Riverside Resort the whitewater rafting is even on the way to the airport.
6 Mile Creek - 2 Canyon & 3 Canyon
Available May 25 - August 31
Six Mile Creek is one of the most popular whitewater rafting trips in Alaska. It’s also one of the best offered anywhere in North America. Six Mile Creek offers a variety of water flowing through the Chugach National Forest. Located on the Kenai Peninsula, it is a short drive from Anchorage. While not a particularly high volume of water it offers 3 unique canyons with class III to class V rapids. All 3 canyons make up about around 15 miles of river. The total trip will take 2.5 hours for the 2 canyon trip and 4 hours for the 3 canyon trip once we start the trip down the river.
Six Mile Creek is set in the Chugach National Forest near Hope, Alaska. Whitewater enthusiasts desiring the highest difficulty will enjoy this guided trip. Dropping over 50 feet per mile as it flows out of the Chugach Mountains, Six mile Creek, has cut its way through three separate canyons offering memorable Class IV and Class V Alaska whitewater rafting.
This is a highly participatory trip. Everyone will be expected to paddle and follow the rowing instructions from the guide. There are age limits of 12 & over for the two canyon trip. The three canyon trip has 15 & over requirements. Guests will need to pass a short swim test.