Canyon Whitewater Raft Run
Hang on! It’s whitewater ahead! On the Canyon Wave Raft Tour, you’ll journey through 11 miles of awesome rapids on the Nenana River with spectacular views of Denali National Park gems, like Mount Healy and Sugarloaf Mountain. Join the team as a Paddle Rafter or play it cool and be an Oar Boat Rider — whatever floats your boat. Get into real whitewater rafting as you hang on through thrilling rapids such as “Razorback”, “Coffee Grinder”, and “Ice Worm”!
Why take this tour?
Both options (the Oar Rider and the Paddle Rafter) will be on the same stretch of river, running the same waves.
OAR BOAT RIDER
This option allows you to play it cool and ride along. With an Oar Boat Rider, you can hold on and enjoy the adventure as your guide navigates you downriver. This option allows rafting in Alaska to be feasible for almost anyone. In an oar boat, guests are less likely to fall out because they are holding on.
This option allows you to heat it up and actively paddle through the waves with your guide. We ask that guests are 15 years of age or older to paddle. In a paddle raft, you'll ride with a professional guide steering you from the back, while you and your team paddle together. There are plenty of breaks from paddling for you to relax and enjoy the views of Denali National Park. The Paddle Rafter demands a higher activity level than riding along in an oar boat. This option is the best for the more adventurous crowd.
AGES: 12+ (15+ to paddle)
CHECK-IN: 8:00am, 10:00am & 2:00pm & 6:00pm, 3-3.5 hours start to finish
LOCATION: Denali National Park, Alaska
RIVER: Nenana River
LEVEL: Class III-IV rapids
- Non-cotton base layers, like polyester or wool, yoga pants, long johns, or snug-fitting clothes to wear underneath the drysuit
- 2 pairs of non-cotton socks to help stay warm (your feet will be dry but, they will be sitting in the bottom of the raft)
- Rain jacket
- Eyeglass retainers like Chums or Croakies