Alaska offers a spectacular array of rafting opportunities, from southeast Alaska to the states interior, from short half day guided river floats to multi day fly in raft trips to Alaska's backcountry. Few locations, however, are more popular for Alaska rafting than Denali National Park. In the summer time there are a half dozen or so Denali rafting companies operating near Denali National Park, taking tens of thousand of Alaska visitors rafting on the Nenana river each summer.
Denali National Park covers more than 6 million acres, and is home to 20,300 foot Mt. McKinley, abundant wildlife and some of Alaska's best rafting. Nearly all raft trips travel the Nenana river which flows to the north through the Alaska range and borders the eastern side of Denali National Park. The Nenana river offers great Alaska rafting adventures, from calm float sections to class III and IV whitewater rafting. While longer trips are available, most Denali rafting participants choose one of the two to three hour raft trips, which operate within 10 to 12 miles of the Denali Park entrance. These trips include float trips to the south of the Denali Park entrance and Alaska whitewater rafting trips to the north. Rafts are typically around eighteen feet long and hold six to eight passenger plus an experience Denali rafting guide. Usually the raft guide is at the oars, but paddle trips are available if you want part of the action.
Alaska Tour and Travel offers more information on Alaska Rafting with prices and schedules at their web site.
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