Alaska has some of the best glacier/whale watching kayaking and white-water rafting there is. Get ready to scream your lungs out as you hit rapids from Class II to Class III (there are heavier ones for the even more daring). As you hit the calmer water with a sigh of relief to take your next breath only to find it once again swept away at the magnificence of the surreal surroundings. Winding your way through the calm surrounded by majestic mountains and un-spoilt wilderness as you dodge glaciers floating around you.
Whitewater rafting adventures in Alaska
Six Mile Creek
A challenging five-hour white water rafting trip set to test your metal as you thunder down Class V rapids. As you raft past some of the most beautiful scenery taking in the fresh un-spoilt air of the wilderness you descend down from the Chugach mountains at more than fifty feet per mile. The trip winds you through three canyons of abundant wildlife of black bear, salmon spots and deer.
This trip spans approximately three-hundred milesstarting from the Wrangell, through the Chugach mountains to the Gulf of Alaska.
This river is named Copper River for its abundance of copper deposits and has a large salmon production.
This river raft trip is usually one that is taken over a day to three as there are excellent camping spots along the way filled with hiking trails to take in.
If you are a beginner this trip, although a long one, has a few clusters of Class I to II rapids so it is a milder trip.
If it is mountain scenery mixed with some exhilarating Class II to III rapids for a strenuous day out this is the rafting ride. The trip usually takes about three to five hours, but it will get your adrenaline flowing and your mind buzzing as you take in breathtaking mountains, wilderness and fresh air.