Nizina Canyon Raft and Flightsee
Difficulty: Beginner - anyone excited for Alaskan wilderness!
Dates: Offered Daily at 10am
June 1st to September 3rd, 2017
Price: $325 adult/$275 child
Kennicott River Headwaters: Trip starts here at the headwaters of the Kennicott River
Copper Oar / St. Elias Alpine Guides: Meet your guides here and get outfitted for an AK adventure
Flight See Highlights: Fly back over the Kennicott & Root Glaciers!
Nizina Canyon: Enjoy the fun class III rapids of beautiful Nizina Canyon
Chitina/Nizina River Confluence: Disembark the boats here, it's all-aboard the bush plane!
The Best Day Trip in Alaska
Whether you are a family, couple, or solo traveler, this trip is perfect for those of all ages! Experience the Alaskan backcountry of Wrangell-St. Elias in style, floating down the splashy whitewater of three different rivers! The trip begins just below the terminus of the Kennicott Glacier, in the rapids of the Kennicott River. It continues into a wide glacial valley where you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for animals and animal tracks! Then, hold on tight, as you navigate the twists and turns of the Nizina Canyon!
Compared to other river trips, which get picked up by van at the take-out spot, we have a fun, exciting way to return back to McCarthy. Once we pull ashore, we will turn our eyes to the sky, and listen for the hum of the DeHavilland Beaver bush plane! Enjoy a thrilling flightsee back to McCarthy as we follow the river we just rafted, and can witness the river’s splendor from the air. The pilots will take a loop over the Root Glacier before landing in McCarthy, so you can see the vastness of the landscape you may have enjoyed from a Glacier Hike. Landing in McCarthy, you should have ample time for a hot shower before heading to dinner.
These trips launch every day. Individuals, couples, friends, and families are all welcome!
- Spectacular views of the Root Glacier
- Delicious Alaska-style picnic lunch
- Fun class III Rapids
- Wildlife viewing opportunities
- Bush plane flightsee back to McCarthy