Calling all travelers with an adventurous spirit, this whitewater rafting trip on Alaska’s Six Mile River is sure to get your adrenaline levels soaring. Alongside a veteran river guide, you’ll conquer exhilarating Class IV and V rapids while passing forests filled with black bears and wild deer. Thunder over waterfalls, paddle through three dramatic canyons, and choose either a morning or afternoon departure time on this rafting adventure. No previous rafting experience is required however participants must be competent swimmers with a moderate level of fitness.
Whitewater rafting adventure in Anchorage
Conquer the Class IV and V rapids of Alaska's Six Mile River
Thunder over waterfalls and paddle through three dramatic canyons
Pass forests filled with black bears and wild deer
No previous rafting experience required
Suitable for competent swimmers and those with a good level of fitness
Kick off your rafting adventure at the rafting training facility, located at milepost 7.5 on the left side of the Hope Highway. Here, you’ll greet your experienced guide and receive an orientation talk to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable.
After donning a lifejacket and helmet, clamber into your raft and prepare to paddle over thundering Class IV and V rapids. Under the guidance of your instructor, navigate your way over roaring whitewater, passing forests abundant with black bears and wild deer.
As you progress further down the river, the difficulty level advances and rapids increase to Class V just before the third canyon you conquer. Then exit the river and travel back to the training facility by van.
Booked to do this for myself, 17 y/o , friend, her husband and 13 y/o daughter. First of all.... it is definitely an exhausting experience. The 13 y/o didn't make it to the canyon she got too overwhelmed and a bit scared after the swim test. The swim test, yes there is one, no it's not a joke. You are throwing yourself into creek and swimming against current until you flip on your back and then swim to the boat or the side if the creek in 38 degree water. It was very very hard, and a bit scary. The guides do a great job of truly explaining the extent of what the experience can be to give everyone the option to bow out. But you truly can't imagine until you experience it. I am so glad I did the first 2 canyons but I never did the 3rd, by that point I was just DONE, so exhausted and really cold. Definitely layer up good. My drysuit was not dry... probably had some pinholes in the sock part because I had water get in from the beginning of just stepping into the creek but everyone else in my group stayed pretty dry. Every guide was really nice but think ours Neal was the best... because he got us through it and no one fell in... that means alot in my book lol Actually he was really informative, friendly and extremely helpful. Everyone should definitely experience something like this atleast once :)