Nenana River Raft Scenic Wilderness Run

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Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Approximately 3 1/4 hours
Price From
$125.95 Adult
$59.95 Child
  • Moderate Activity Level
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There’s no better way to experience Denali than by rafting in Alaska’s top whitewater rafting destination—Nenana River. After hearing safety instructions, gear up in a life jacket, neoprene booties and a one-piece dry suit specifically designed for whitewater. You’ll be travelling in an oar-powered, self-bailing raft piloted by an experienced guide. No paddling necessary as your guide will do all the driving, so sit back and let the beauty of nature seep into your bones. You’ll be rafting on a section of the Nenana River that is a prime habitat for moose, Dall sheep, caribou, and grizzly bear. Your guide will offer insights of the region’s natural history and entertain you with interesting tales of local lore. The Class II and III rapids offer a beginner’s level introduction to whitewater rafting and can be enjoyed by the entire family—this is one of the best ways to connect with nature and experience wild Alaska!


Minimum age is 5. Maximum height is 6’8″. Maximum weight is 280 lbs. Pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate. Dress in warm layers. Bring extra pair of socks. Time on raft is approximately 2 hours.

CALL 888.425.1737 TO BOOK


An array of optional tours is available at the McKinley Chalet during the summer season. To add an activity to your stay, please call 1-888-425-1737 for reservations or visit the Tour Desk at McKinley Chalet.


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