— Nizina Canyon Raft and Flightsee —
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
To keep in accordance with recent Alaska State mandates, we are requiring advanced reservations for all of our activities at this time. While in the past we have prided ourselves on always having availability for walk-ins, we are hopeful that this required measure will help continue to curb the spread of the virus as the state begins to open back up. So if you’re planning on heading out to the Wrangells this summer, please make a reservation today! You can easily book online yourself by clicking the orange “Book This Trip” button on the left or give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you!
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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