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Lions Head - Whitewater Rafting Trip
Trip Type: Half Day Whitewater
Season: June 1 - August 31
Start Time: 9:30 am & 2:00 pm check-in
Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours
Location: Matanuska Glacier off Glenn Hwy.
River Grade: Class III & IV whitewater
Age Limit: 12 yrs min.
Price: $95/person
Save $20/person when combined with our "Matanuska Glacier Trips".
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Our most popular Alaska whitewater trip for 39 years!

The perfect Alaska whitewater rafting trip for first-timers or experienced river runners! An exciting, glacier fed, class III & IV Alaska whitewater rafting trip is just 2 hours drive NE of Anchorage via the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway and next to the 27 mile long Matanuska Glacier. The main rapids are several miles long and the result of a squeeze play between the glacier lateral moraine and “Lion Head”, a massive basalt rock wall from an ancient volcanic plug. The remainder of the trip is swift water, exceptional scenic vistas and intermittent class II and III rapids. 

We have several options available for running this river trip and to fit most desires. 

  • Oar rafts controlled just by a guide for those who just want to hold on.
  • Oars with paddle assist for those who want some participation with the guide.
  • Full paddle rafting where it is necessary for all to paddle in a guided team effort.
  • We can also adapt the trips using larger or smaller rafts depending on water levels and participant desires, giving us the ablity to customize the experience your looking for.  

NOVA provides all necessary river gear including dry-suits to wear over your clothing. Group discounts available for 10 or more! For more information on team building trips or groups to 35 or more, give us a call. We have lots of experience with helping both large and small groups; friends, wedding parties, business retreats, family gatherings and conventions.

Combine this river trip with any of our Matanuska Glacier adventures for a full day outing and get $20 off the river trip.

Ask about free RV and tent camping where the river trip ends at our Hicks Creek facility, for NOVA clients only.

Your guides were all friendly, capable, fun and did a wonderful job. I will definitely recommend this Alaska trip to anyone headed your way.

Deanna Dailey - Texas

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