CHICKALOON RIVER WILDERNESS RAFTING

PRICE FROM $1350/PERSON

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GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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 back country.

This Alaska wilderness raft trip offers exciting small plane flight-seeing as you fly into the Chickaloon River put-in. Views abound of the river valley and the rugged Talkeetna Mountains. Once landed, lunch will be freshly prepared by your guides.

The rafting starts on a fun Class III segment 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 prepare dinner. You have time to relax or explore the area. There are several excellent short hikes available featuring beautiful waterfalls and rock formations. enjoy the evening as the night envelops with the cozy campfire and dinner. The next day starts with a leisurely breakfast before embarking on the busiest stretch of river.

This trip includes several mandatory stops to scout the most challenging sections such as “Hotel Rocks” and “Eight Mile Canyon”, then finishing with some lively Class III segments before hitting the confluence with Matanuska River.

All whitewater and camping gear provided. NOVA will provide you a complete itinerary and Must-Pack list prior to departure.

2020 TOUR DATES. PARTIES OF 4 OR MORE MAY REQUEST OTHER 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.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.
ADVENTURE LEVEL Moderate to Challenging view classifications

Tour Details

RIVER CATEGORY: CLASS III & IV WHITEWATER

PRICE: $1550 FOR 4 -5, $1350 FOR 6+

LOCATION: TALKEETNA MOUNTAINS, MATANUSKA VALLEY
DATE: AUG 1 – AUG 31, 2020

AGE LIMIT: AGES 12 AND UP

START TIME: 8:00 AM

DEPARTS FROM: HICKS CREEK FACILITY, 38100 W GLENN HIGHWAY, GLACIER VIEW, AK

DURATION: 3 DAYS

DISCOUNT: GROUPS (10+) DISCOUNTS: 10% OFF

What our Clients Say

We would like to thank you again for the 2 day Matanuska rafting trip. You gave us a great time in Alaska. Keep us on your mailing list for a longer trip next year.
WERNER COPRAY
GERMANY

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