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McKinley Scenic Run2018-11-21T21:25:50+00:00

Enjoy a scenic rafting trip near the entrance of Denali National Park, Alaska with a taste of whitewater rafting.

McKinley Scenic Run

A great trip for families! Hold on and enjoy your introduction to rafting in Alaska. You may see moose, sheep, caribou and bear, as you raft downstream 11 miles. The most scenic portion of the Nenana River gives you thrilling, and enjoyable rafting.

You have your choice of Oar Rafts or Paddle Rafts (It takes 5 participants to paddle, when possible we combine parties to reach five or more).
Both oar rafts and paddle rafts run the same rapids on the river.  Perfect for 1st timers, an oar raft, is rowed by the guide while rafters sit, hold on and enjoy the view.  In a paddle raft you will be expected to follow instructions and be an active participant by paddling the raft down river.  You still have a guide but everyone has a paddle and the guide instructs you on how and when to paddle.
Our Shuttle Service provides pickup from local lodging, plus transportation to and from the river.

The McKinley Run:

  • Two hours on the water.
  • Class I, II, with one III.
  • $97.00 per person oar raft.
  • $97.00 per person paddle raft (12 & older, requires 5 paddlers).
  • $72.00 children ages 5 to 11.
  • Recommended age 5 years and older.
  • Plan to be with us for 3 hours.
  • Daily Check in times:
    • 7:30 a.m. (May 20th to Aug 23rd)
    • 12:30 p.m. (May 20th to Sept 10th)
    • 6:30 p.m. (May 20th to Aug 23rd)
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Recommend clothing:

  • Warm outdoor Clothes
  • Dress in layers (avoid cotton if possible)
  • A wool or fleece beanie style hat
  • Two pair wool socks
  • Eye glass retainers

We provide a Gore-Tex drysuit, neoprene booties, and a life jacket.

Booking & Cancellation Policy

To book a raft tour a 50% deposit is required at time of booking. Cancellations after time of booking will incur a 10% cancellation fee, there will be no refund available for trips cancelled within 48 hours of departure time. All trips depart rain or shine. If you would like to apply a discount please note it in the comments and questions portion during the reservation process and we will apply the discount to your reservation. All Drysuits have latex gaskets on the neck, wrists and socks. Please inquire if you have a latex allergy.

All rates are for 2019 rafting season. 
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Trips are offered from May 20th to September 10th seasonally.
 

We offer discounts for AAA, Military, and groups of 10 or more. Call or email for more information. Last minute arrivals are always welcome, but to guarantee space on the trip of your choice, reservations are highly recommended. Trips fill up quickly, so please make reservations early.

Try it for fun! Experience rafting in Denali at its finest!

Choose the Denali Rafting Adventure that’s Right for You!
Whitewater rafting, or a mild water float down the Nenana River.

McKinley

$97
  • 2-3 hours
  • MildWater
  • Class I to III
  • Recommended age 5 years and older.$72 children 5-11

Canyon Run

$97
  • 2-3 hours
  • Thrilling Whitewater Rapids
  • Class III to IV
  • Recommended age12 yearsand older.

Healy

$138
  • 4-5 hours
  • McKinley + Canyon Run
  • Class I to IV
  • Recommended age12 yearsand older.

1/2 Day Scenic

$151
  • 6.5 to 7.5 hours
  • 12 miles of mild water+ McKinley
  • Class I to III
  • Recommended age 5 years and older.$131 children 5-11.

Full Day

$195
  • 8.5 to 9.5 hours
  • 1/2 day Scenic+ Canyon
  • Class I to IV
  • Recommended age12 yearsand older.
“Denali Raft Adventures was exciting. Although we had planned to take the easier raft trip, they encouraged us to try the class III and IV rapids. Peacock (yes, that was our guide’s name) was excellent in helping us practice and then giving step by step instructions for riding the rapids.”

SUE H.
AUSTIN TEXAS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016