Top Ten Offbeat Whitewater Rafting Trips

Talkeetna River, Alaska

Difficulty: Class IV

Season: June through mid-September

Trip Length: Four Days

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: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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