- River Category:
- Class III & IV whitewater
- $950 per person in June & Aug; $1,100 per person in July
- Talkeetna Mountains, Matanuska Valley
- June 15 - Aug 31, 2016
- Age limit:
- Ages 12 and Up
- Start time:
- 8:00 AM
- Departs From:
- Hicks Creek facility, 38100 W Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK
- 2 days
- Groups (10+) 10% Off
Get off the beaten track
...or river in this case. This fly-out/float-back overnight rafting adventure offers amazing views, great hiking opportunities as well as some really fun whitewater! NOVA runs the only trips in this rarely-visited piece of Alaska backcountry.
This Alaska wilderness raft trip offers exciting small plane flightseeing as you fly into the Chickaloon River put-in. Spellbinding views abound of the mountain river valley and the rugged Talkeetna Mountains. Once landed, lunch will be freshly prepared by your guides. Due to the remote nature of this trip, we operate with two boats and two guides for safety purposes.
The rafting starts on a fun Class III river with a couple of Class IV rapids followed by many miles of continuous fast water. At the end of day, your guide will set up camp and get a sumptuous dinner going. You have time to relax or explore the area. There are several excellent short hikes available featuring beautiful waterfalls and rock formations. Enjoy the cozy campfire and dinner. The next day starts with a leisurely breakfast before embarking on the busiest stretch of river. This day includes one mandatory stop to scout 8 Mile Canyon and some lunch, finishing with some lively Class III segments before hitting the Matanuska River confluence.
All whitewater and camping gear provided, as well as one dry bag per person. NOVA will provide you a complete itinerary and Must-Pack list prior to departure.
2016 Tour Dates
Please contact us to check specific dates of availability; midseason trips are pretty full, but we still have some early season and late season availability.
Moderate to Challenging – view classifications
- Pristine wilderness.
- Small plane flightseeing,
- Thrilling and fast moving whitewater through a section called 'Hotel Rocks'.
- Add a day of backcountry hiking to your Chickaloon River adventure and make it a 3-day tour for just $400/person.