— Alaska River Journey —

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Our family of 4 (kids aged 8 and 11) did a 3day/2night wilderness rafting trip with Copper Oar that was fantastic. Top notch all the way. We've done multiday rafting trips in Utah and Idaho before and the trip we took in Alaska compared very Read More >

Nicola W. Alaska River Journey - 2010

Alaska River Rafting Trip in True Wilderness on the Chitina River

Rafting in Alaska is a unique and unforgettable experience. Expansive views, amazing rivers, towering mountains, and wildlife sightings are just the very beginning. Since Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is part of the largest protected wilderness area on earth (and six times the size of Yellowstone National Park), you’ll be able to escape the crowds and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

With stunning views of the Root Glacier, the Stairway Icefall, and Bonanza ridge as a backdrop, the Alaska River Journey trip starts in McCarthy, AK and heads off down the splashy and fun Kennicott River. After negotiating the rapids of Nizina Canyon, pass on into the enormous Chitina River valley. Now this is wilderness at a scale that is difficult to comprehend! Spend the next two (or three) days floating down the broad river taking the time to explore the banks of the river. Watch for bald eagles. Keep an eye out for bears ambling along the shore. Then relax at night on the banks of the river and enjoy fresh delicious meals prepared by your professional guide. The trip ends at the town of Chitina, Alaska, famed for its dipnets, fish wheels, and the delicious Copper River Red Salmon.

An economical and unbelievably rewarding adventure, the Alaska River Journey is a perfect fit for anybody considering a multi-day Alaska rafting experience.

Highlights Include:

  • Expansive scenery
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Class III Rapids of Nizina Canyon
  • Pleasant side hikes
  • Delicious food

“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

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