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CANYON RUN PADDLE RAFT WHITEWATER RAFTING

Highlights
  • Experience white water canyon rafting on the River Nenana in Denali National Park
  • Take advantage of the river rapids, with instruction and equipment laid on
  • Paddle a shared raft over 10 Class III-IV rapids on a captain’s commands
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CANYON RUN PADDLE RAFT WHITEWATER RAFTING
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Overview
Make the most of Alaska’s river rapids on a white water rafting expedition along the River Nenana canyon in Denali National Park. With full instruction and equipment such as a drysuit, life vest, and helmet provided, it’s an easy way to give this adventure sport a go. Board a shared raft, paddle the churning rapids with commands from your captain; and soak up the park’s mountain-and-forest scenery along the way.
What to Expect
Your adventure begins at one of two conveniently located offices:  Mile 238.9 Parks Highway in Denali Park or Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Road in Healy. You will check in with our friendly office staff who will have you sign our Acknowledgement of Risk form.  The next step involves getting into one of our custom made drysuits.  These drysuits have a latex neck, latex wrists and waterproof zipper to ensure maximum protection from the glacial water.  These drysuits do no insulate you, so we require that you dress in warm, long sleeved layers and warm socks underneath the drysuit for comfort and hygiene.  Once outfitted, you will be taken to the river by van or bus, where you will receive a safety talk from the trip leader.  

During this 2 Hour whitewater adventure expect to encounter over 10 major Class III to IV rapids in the Nenana River Canyon! The Denali National Park frontier will be the setting on your river left shore with Mt. Healy rising over 3,000 feet to the summit. Exciting wave-trains and powerful hydraulics will create rapids like “Razorback,” “Iceworm,” “Cable Car,” “Royal Flush,” and “Coffee Grinder!”
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2018
Fun...even for locals!

I am a Healy resident and I have rafted with DOC twice now. It is always so much fun and the guides are really wonderful. I especially love being able to slide out of the raft and float in the river during the calm parts....More

Thank landuyt0218
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Awesome! Thank you so much for your support!! We love to hear about the local community enjoying what our fun and beautiful area has to offer.

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Unforgettable Experience

Taylor was an excellent guide. From the time we were picked up until the time we returned Taylor was very informative, funny, and cared for everyone's safety. We forgot our camera and Taylor used his camera so we could remember this inspirational experience. It was...More

Thank Carol C
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with our guests. Taylor was a new guide with Denali Outdoor Center this season and brought a great attitude to work and excellent skills to the river. We're glad to hear our staff was helpful and friendly. Thanks again!

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Fun for all ages

We had 8 adults ranging in age from 60 to 25, but the paddle run down the canyon satisfied everyone. The water was a bit lower than normal as it is this time of year, so that kept things a little tamer. Our guide Al,...More

1  Thank Brian S
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Al is in a league all his own! He is a fantastic guide with a wealth of local knowledge and a character for the ages. Whitewater rafting is such a great shared experience for multi-generational groups so we are happy to hear everyone enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile
...."Let's See, Rafting in Denali or a 4 hr. Nature Bus Ride"?

Definitely a whitewater raft ride was our choice. After touring in Alaska and seeing its beautiful wildlife and nature, it was time for some adventure and fun. Canyon Run Whitewater Rafting suited us up in dry suits and Matt, our guide, led us on a...More

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Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Sounds like a great trip! The Nenana Half-day Trip is a great combination of scenery and whitewater action, for sure. When you add Matt as your guide and a moose encounter it's a pretty special Denali experience! Thank you for sharing and thanks for the...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Great place to stay and raft!

Our family stayed at Otto Lake Cabin #4 for 2 nights while we visited Denali National Park. We also had a rafting adventure with Jason as our guide. We all enjoyed our time on the water. As for the cabin, there's a main cabin (very...More

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