Rafting trips are great for groups or families.

Alaska Rafting Trips

Float Alaska’s scenic backcountry at the capable hands of an experienced rafting guide.

Group of happy rafters on the Nenana River.

Alaska Rafting Trips

Float Alaska’s scenic backcountry at the capable hands of an experienced rafting guide.

Rafters enjoying a sunny day.

Alaska Rafting Trips

Float Alaska’s scenic backcountry at the capable hands of an experienced rafting guide.

Alaska Rafting Trips

From Denali National Park's meandering Nenana River to the salmon-rich Copper River, rafting allows for a double dose of Alaska adventure coupled with stunning scenery. Many visitors to Alaska overlook rafting as an excellent way to observe the state's flora and fauna, missing out on the varied river environments and wildlife, especially during salmon runs.

The Nenana River creates part of the border of Denali National Park and is perfect for those wanting to explore Interior Alaska from the water. The McKinley Scenic Run sweeps rafts into the swift but smooth Nenana on the way to the splashy ending at the Jonesville Bridge in Denali Park. This tour can accommodate train passengers and independent travelers alike and works well as a half-day experience.

Looking for a trip with a 'wow' factor? The Denali Rafting Canyon Whitewater Run explores the wilder side of the Nenana River as it crashes through a gorge along the eastern border of Denali National Park. Expert guides traverse the rapids while you sit back, hang on, and enjoy the ride. This is a trip that requires no experience (just a sense of adventure).

The sprawling Copper River is your destination on the Copper River Scenic Float Trip that departs from Copper River Princess Lodge. This all-ages float is perfect for families, and gives you plenty of time to look for eagles, bear, moose, and Alaskan salmon.

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Visiting the Kenai Peninsula? The blue-green waters of the Kenai River are home to thousands of salmon, trout, and other fish species. Guests on this scenic float from Cooper Landing travel through the scenic Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, spotting bears and humans both vying for nutrient-rich salmon. Learn more about the history of the Kenai Peninsula as you continue to the journey's end. This is an excellent trip for independent travelers and those staying at the Kenai Princess Lodge.

Most scenic floats are designed to accommodate rafters with no experience. Some operators do have weight and age restrictions based upon safety standards, so check at the time of reservation.

Wear layers and a hat, and don't forget your camera and a pair of binoculars. Polarized sunglasses help against the river glare and also assist in spotting fish in the water.

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Alaska Rafting Trips