Alaska Whitewater Rafting - Denali National Park, The Nenana River In Denali
Most rafting around Denali occurs on the Nenana River. This river flows north through the heart of the beautiful Alaska Range, and is the most popular whitewater destination in the state. It's the perfect way to enjoy Alaska's spectacular interior, while experiencing the thrills of whitewater! The Nenana River offers all types of rafting, from calm float sections that the whole family can enjoy, to class III and IV whitewater rapids.
Different rafting tours are available in the summer from a number of companies operating near Denali National Park. And because not everyone is ready for a multi-day adventure on wild rapids, the Denali area is a perfect choice to consider for first-time whitewater paddlers.
South of the Park entrance is where scenic float trips of the Nenana River can be booked. It's an excellent introduction to rafting, and can be full of adventure!
Floating downstream, you're sure to see lots of wildlife such as bears, eagles, and cariboo - making this a favorite option for a family adventure.
If you're looking for something more than just a scenic run on the Nenana, then try the 11 plus miles of class III and IV rapids, as you snake your way through the Nenana Gorge to the town of Healy. These more challenging trips start near the Denali Park entrance.