Denali Raft Trip Schedules & Options

The Nenana River flows Northward through the heart of the Alaska Range
and forms the Eastern border of Denali National Park


Upper Nenana
Scenic Wilderness Run

Upper Nenana Scenic Raft

  • An 11 mile scenic run
  • Class II and III whitewater
  • Guide controls the boat with oars
  • Suitable for kids 5 years and older
  • 8 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm check-in times
  • 3-4 hours start to finish
  • $95 per person
    $65 per child ages 5-9

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    Nenana Gorge
    Whitewater
    Oar Raft

    Gorge Whitewater Oar

  • An 11 mile whitewater raft trip
  • Class III and IV whitewater
  • Guide controls the boat with oars
  • Suitable for kids 10 years and older
  • 8 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm check-in times
  • 3-4 hours start to finish

  • $95 per person

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    Nenana Gorge
    Whitewater
    Paddle Raft

    Gorge Whitewater Paddle

  • An 11 mile whitewater raft trip
  • Class III and IV whitewater
  • All passengers paddle together under the direction of a professional guide
  • Suitable for kids 14 years and older
  • 8 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm check-in times
  • 3-4 hours start to finish
  • $95 per person

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    Denali
    Double

    Denali Double

  • Class II, III, IV whitewater
  • Take both the Upper Nenana Wilderness Run and the Nenana Gorge Whitewater
  • Suitable for kids 10 years and older
  • Your choice of times
  • $135 per person

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    Nenana
    Overnight

    Nenana Overnight

  • Helicopter and road access options available
  • A 33 mile raft trip
  • Class II, III, IV whitewater
  • We provide tents, sleeping bags/pads, cook gear and all meals
  • 9 am check-in till noon next day
  • $1500 per person Heli-Raft
    $375 per person Road Access
    4 Person Minimum

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    Nenana
    Heli-Rafting

    Nenana Heli-Rafting

  • 20 mile, Class II, III, IV whitewater
  • Paddle or oar-rafting both available
  • We provide lunch
  • Suitable for kids 10 years and older
  • 10 am check-in time
  • 8 hours start to finish
  • $1000 per person
    This trip requires a minimum group size of 4 persons

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    Denali National Park is world famous for Mt. McKinley, at 20,320 feet, the tallest mountain in North America. Resulting from the massive collision occurring as the Pacific Ocean plate grinds its way beneath the North American continent, Mt. McKinley dwarfs the mountains surrounding it, reigning as the crown jewel of the Alaska Range. With numerous active glaciers pouring off its flanks, Mt. McKinley is still locked in the last ice age. Containing over six million acres, Denali National Park was set aside to preserve not only the mountain itself, but the pristine alpine terrain in the surrounding lands.

    We have several rafting options available for visitors to the Denali Park area. With over 60 miles of river to choose from, the Nenana has peacefully calm, non-whitewater sections as well as large volume Class IV whitewater.

    Trips can vary in length from 2 hours whitewater thrillers through the Nenana Gorge to multi-day helicopter supported trips which launch within sight of the Nenana's source glaciers.

    For visitors on tight schedules, we have several half day and full day trips to choose from, with several departure times daily.

    For visitors desiring small groups and wilderness settings, we suggest taking an overnight trip, camping along the river as you go. On our overnight trips you can choose from several options. For visitors looking for the exotic, a 2-day/1-night helicopter supported raft trip putting in on the Yanert Fork of the Nenana is a must. For those on smaller budgets, we can still camp on the river, but can hold down costs by accessing the main fork of the Nenana by road.

    Regardless of the time you have available at Denali National Park, we'll provide you with a raft trip that meets your schedule as well as your budget.

    Experience the thrill of rafting Denali with Nenana Raft Adventures

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