Denali Park dog mushing tour. Denali Husky Homestead Dog Mushing Tour a personal tour of Iditarod champion Jeff King's dog sled kennel. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship dog sled team and hear stories from the trail and see actual dog racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment.

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Denali Whitewater Rafting And Scenic Rafting Adventures

Your Denali rafting adventure will traverse the eastern boundary of Denali National Park. The whitewater on the Nenana River offers two sections, a Class II scenic mild-water raft trip or a Class III/IV whitewater raft trip. We offer both Paddle Raft and Oar Raft options in a spectacular Alaska mountain setting and the best whitewater rafting at Denali National Park.

On a oar raft option you just hang on for an exciting ride as your guide rows. If you desire a more hands-on adventure, with a paddle raft option everyone paddles as your raft captain yells paddling commands to get you through the rapids.

The descriptions and photos should help you and your family or group decide "Mild or Wild" and "Paddle or Oar" for a fantastic Denali rafting adventure.

Your Alaska rafting adventure will be guided by highly skilled Alaska guides that will provide exemplary customer service in commercial quality equipment. We provide every whitewater guest with the comfort and confidence of state-of-the-art drysuits. Glacial cold waters are unforgiving but with the proper outfitting you can make a splash and have fun in the water. Our prices are competitive but our suits are priceless - we think you are worth it! Check out our drysuit page for a complete description.

Denali Nenana Rafting Trips - Paddle Rafting or Oar Rafting

  • Whitewater Canyon Run - This river trip begins at the entrance to Denali National Park and journeys 11 river miles to Healy, Alaska. During this 2 hour whitewater adventure expect to encounter over 10 major Class III to IV rapids in the Nenana River Canyon!
  • Scenic Mild-Water Run - Although this trip will begin at McKinley Village in the midst of local lodges, your river raft will drift slowly away and leave only a quiet encounter with Denali's wilderness. Families with small children and those wanting a bit less splash will discover the joys of rafting.
  • Nenana Half-Day - This 4 hour tip combines the mild scenic stretch and the rapids of the canyon run. Enjoy Alaska's scenic beauty and hit over 10 major rapids for a complete morning or afternoon of river running.

Denali Tours, Transportation and Lodging

Backcountry Safaris is an Alaska Certified Expert travel agent and is also the premier Alaska sea kayaking and wilderness rafting adventure tour company. We are highly experienced at adventure travel in Alaska and we would be happy to answer all your Alaska and Denali National Park questions and help you with your Alaska vacation plans. We would also be pleased to arrange a custom Alaska tour package for you. Please contact us if you would like more information on a custom tour package.

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Backcountry Safaris
P.O. Box 1397 Seward, Alaska USA 99664
1-907-205-5900 • Fax 1-907-205-5902
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**Tour Itineraries: Backcountry Safaris and other tour operators that we work with strive to give you a high quality Alaska experience. The tour itinerary shown on our web page is an example tour itinerary. The actual tour itinerary may vary some due to weather, safety, guest abilities and other conditions. Backcountry Safaris and other independent tour contractors reserve the right to change the tour itinerary and/or make substitutions at any time and without prior notice or to cancel all or part of any tour in its reasonable discretion, for the safety of its participants or due to insufficient number of participants signing up for a tour, because of weather, for the comfort and well being of our guests, for any other conditions that might affect the quality of tour, or as deemed necessary by the tour operator or trip leader.

Limitations of liability: Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, our adventure trips involve inherent risks and dangers which are beyond our control and Backcountry Safaris shall assume no responsibility for personal injuries or deaths and loss of personal property. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will read and sign the acknowledgment and Release of Liability before the tour begins. A copy of the text is available on request.
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Tour Type: Rafting
Difficulty: Class II to Class IV Whitewater
Comfort: Good
Prior Experience: None
2012 Tour Dates
Free tour shuttle pick up at all local Denali area hotels including McKinley Village and Healy locations.

Daily Departures: May 15 - September 15
Tour Rates
Rate Options:
  • Whitewater Canyon Run
  • Scenic Mild-Water Run
  • Nenana Half-Day

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Denali Mc McKinleyDid You Know?
Did you know that Denali or Mt. McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent? Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, the mountain’s vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.
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