McKinley Run Rafting Experience

McKinley Run Rafting Experience in Denali, Alaska (Nenana River)
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $125.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromDenali (Glitter Gulch) area. Complimentary pickup from Denali area hotels is provided. Please select your desired hotel pickup location from the list above (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing layers suitable for being outdoors for hours at a time. Synthetic materials, such as fleece, polyester, polypropylene, or wool, will keep you far warmer than cotton. We also recommend wool or fleece hats, gloves, and two pairs of socks. Children must be able to fit into a dry suit.
RestrictionsThe minimum age to participate is 5 years of age, and guests must be a minimum of 15 years or older to paddle. All participants 17 years and younger must have a release waiver filled out by a parent or guardian. If the parent or guardian is not accompanying the minor, the waiver must be notarized and mailed in advance. Guests with neck, back, or hip issues, or women who are pregnant may not participate. Cameras and video equipment are not recommended, and glasses should be on a strap or retainer. Children must be able to fit into a dry suit.
Tour Details

McKinley Run Rafting Experience

The McKinley Run is a great introduction to whitewater rafting. You will float through predominately class I and II rapids (currents, small waves, and obstacles but also calm water) with one class III rapid (medium waves) for some added excitement. You may see moose, sheep, caribou and bear, as you raft downstream 11 miles along the most scenic portion of the Nenana River. This is a great trip for families!

Your first adventure is getting into your provided Gore-Tex drysuit. Drysuits were developed for people working and/or playing around freezing cold water, providing you with a waterproof exterior layer to wear over your own insulating layers. This provides the most comfortable rafting experience possible. Gore-Tex drysuits come with latex gaskets at the neck and wrists, and latex socks to keep your feet dry. Raft in comfort in and out of the water with full range of movement. We provide neoprene booties that slip over the latex sock, allowing your feet to warm themselves with your own body heat. A Coast Guard-approved Type V lifejacket is provided.

You will be led by a knowledgeable river rafting guide on a great rafting experience. If you wish to paddle during your adventure, please be aware that it requires a minimum of five or more paddlers. Raft types (oar or paddle) cannot be mixed; the guide will try to accommodate you on the same paddle raft or oar raft. Please indicate "number of guests wanting to paddle" when placing your order only if you want to paddle. Paddling is based on a minimum and cannot be guaranteed.

Please Note: If you are staying in the Talkeetna area (McKinley Princess Lodge, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, etc.), you are approximately 100 miles from the Denali Park main gate area, from where this tour departs. You are responsible for your own transportation to the Denali area.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Denali (Glitter Gulch) area. Complimentary pickup from Denali area hotels is provided. Please select your desired hotel pickup location from the list above (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing layers suitable for being outdoors for hours at a time. Synthetic materials, such as fleece, polyester, polypropylene, or wool, will keep you far warmer than cotton. We also recommend wool or fleece hats, gloves, and two pairs of socks. Children must be able to fit into a dry suit.
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 5 years of age, and guests must be a minimum of 15 years or older to paddle. All participants 17 years and younger must have a release waiver filled out by a parent or guardian. If the parent or guardian is not accompanying the minor, the waiver must be notarized and mailed in advance. Guests with neck, back, or hip issues, or women who are pregnant may not participate. Cameras and video equipment are not recommended, and glasses should be on a strap or retainer. Children must be able to fit into a dry suit.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Rafting down the river
September 09, 2019
We did the shorter version on the upper leg and had a great time. Our whole group paddled, the guide was excellent, the trip was just the right length and difficulty for us. Worst part was getting into and out of the dry suit although the staff had the process down to a science!!!
Reviewer: Buster Bradberry
5 Stars