Talkeetna River Rafting
Price: $$
River Rapid Class: III-IV
Trip in Miles: 54 miles
Trip Duration: 1 to 3 days
Season: June-September
Raft Types: Oar Raft, Paddle Raft
River Sections: Stephan Lake to Susitna River at Talkeetna Village
Nearby Towns: Valdez (AZ)
Gateway City: Talkeetna (AK)
Driving Times: Fly to put-in by bushplane from Talkeetna (AK) or Valdez (AK)

The Talkeetna offers the chance to experience the interior of Alaska on a shorter river trip. The Talkeetna starts near Denali National Park, famous for both its wildlife and its eponymous peak, the highest in North America. The Sluice Box is the whitewater highlight of this trip—a riotous 14 miles of Class III to IV whitewater through a narrow slot canyon. Four species of salmon spawn in this river, so no trip on this river is complete without a grilled salmon dinner.

Published: 18 May 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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