Paddle Rafting on the Nenana Gorge

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MEETING PLACE AND TIME

If you are driving to Denali, please meet us at our office at Denali about 10 minutes prior to your trip time. We are super easy to find – we are on the northeast side of the bridge at Milepost 238, Parks Highway. Plenty of parking. If you are arriving by train or motorcoach, we will contact you to arrange a meeting place and time.

THE EXPERIENCE

The guide is located in the stern of the raft and calls out paddle commands like "forward," "back-paddle," left-turn," "right-turn," etc.in order to maneuver the raft. Passengers participate in a co-ordinated team effort as they travel downstream. It's a real adventure! 11 miles of Class III/IV whitewater down the Nenana Gorge.  3-4 hours start to finish. We provide all the special gear needed including a drysuit (PFD, drysuit, river shoes). We go rain or shine.
• Class III and IV whitewater
• All passengers paddle together under the direction of a professional guide.
• Minimum Age 14. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
• Tour Time Options: 8 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm check-in times
• Tour lasts about 3-4 hours start to finish
• Dress Smart - For rafting, you should dress for the weather. Remember to wear long pants, long sleeves, at least 2 layers on the top, and socks. Bring an extra pair of socks with you when you check in. When you take off your shoes to get dressed into your drysuit, you can put the extra pair of socks into your shoes, which will meet you at the end of the trip. Remember, also, that everything you wear will go inside the drysuit, so it’s best not to wear a top layer that has a hood because hoods can be uncomfortable inside the drysuit. If it’s chilly, you may want to bring a hat. We launch our trips rain or shine; in fact, there’s nothing better to do at the Park when it’s raining than go rafting.

Nenana Raft Adventures is located at beautiful Denali National Park, Alaska. Flowing north through the heart of the Alaska Range, the Nenana River is the most popular whitewater river in Alaska. Enjoy this ADVENTUROUS raft trip suitable for even families with older children (+10 years old). Mankind has yet to come up with a more comfortable or less strenuous method of low impact wilderness travel.
Activity Details
Experience Denali in a unique way: dig in for an adrenaline filled ride down the Class III-IV Nenana River Gorge. Paddlers work as a team under the direction of their guide. They attack a dozen major rapids, each with a story behind its name, for example, “Cable Car,” “Ice Worm,” and “Trainwork.” Become a part of Denali and challenge the river itself. Minimum age: 14
Departure & Return
Departure PointNenana Raft Adventures Inc, 238 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Professional River Guide
  • All necessary safety equipment - Dry Suits for everyone, Personal Floatation Device (PFD), & river booties.
  • Gratuities
  • Photos and Video are available for purchase after the trip. (optional)
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Minimum age of 10 years old
  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Everyone must sign a participant agreement, release, and acknowledgement of risk form. This is available on our website.
  • What to Wear:
  • You should dress for the weather. Remember to wear long pants, long sleeves, at least 2 layers on the top, and socks.
  • Bring an extra pair of socks with you when you check in. When you take off your shoes to get dressed into your drysuit, you can put the extra pair of socks into your shoes, which will meet you at the end of the trip.
  • Remember, also, that everything you wear will go inside the drysuit, so it’s best not to wear a top layer that has a hood because hoods can be uncomfortable inside the drysuit. If it’s chilly, you may want to bring a hat. We launch our trips rain or shine; in fact, there’s nothing better to do at the Park when it’s raining than go rafting.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Incredible journey downriver with Jonathan! Beautiful- glad we did it! Guides are professional, and while trip was exciting always felt safe.

  • We had a great time rafting. Us actually rafting was a 1stfor us 4 adults that went. One of the highlights of Alaska Trip. Great guide Cam. Nice class 3-4 rapids. Awesome experience.

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