Tatshenshini River Rafting

Rafting: Tatshenshini River, Alaska
Rapid on Alaska's Tatshenshini River (Corel)
Tatshenshini River Rafting at a Glance
Price: $$$
River Rapid Class: II-III
Trip in Miles: 184 miles
Trip Duration: 9 to 12 days
Season: June-September
Raft Types: Oar Raft, Paddle Raft
River Sections: Dalton Post (Yukon) to Dry Bay (Alaska)
Gateway City: Whitehorse (Canada)
Driving Times: Whitehorse (Canada): 3 hours

The Tatshenshini—known as the Tat to its growing group of aficionados—has been called America's wildest river. The reference isn't to the rapids (most of the time, the water slides along at a controlled rollick); but to the surrounding country. There are no towns, roads or bridges between the put-in at the Yukon's Dalton Post and the take-out 180 miles downstream at Dry Bay in Alaska. The Tatshenshini and the Alsek are major migratory corridors for bears and moose traveling from interior Yukon and British Columbia to the Gulf of Alaska.

Published: 4 May 2011 | Last Updated: 25 Aug 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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