Kenai River Canyon Rafting
The Upper Kenai River boasts some excellent whitewater, with Class II – III rapids churning as the river rushes toward Skilak Lake. Our Canyon rafting float will get your heart pounding on these rapids, while also providing stretches of relaxed drifting so you can take in the scenery and wildlife. With a short hike at the end of the trip, this 20-mile trip is a great mix of excitement and easy-going adventure.
All ages are welcome to participate in the Canyon trip. See our rafting page for more information on rafting the Kenai Canyon (link)
For the even more adventurous…
Six Mile Creek
Six Mile Creek, just 40 minutes from Drifters Lodge, is a whitewater paradise. With a series of Class IV, IV+ and V rapids set in lush fern covered canyons, you get it all. A crystal-clear salmon stream and the most difficult whitewater you can run.
Six Mile drops out of the Chugach Mountains and plunges 50 feet per mile, carving 3 canyons each with increasingly difficult rapids. With rapid names like “Suckhole,” “Merry-go-round,” and “Jaws” you know you’ll be facing heart pounding drops and waves. Are you up to the challenge?
To safely run this whitewater, expert guides direct you to paddle for momentum while they maneuver using the oars. Everyone must pass a swim test, in which you swim out into the river and follow commands to swim to the raft on the far bank. Please be mindful the physical demands when considering this trip.
Daily starts: 9am, 2pm. Trip lasts 3-4 hours.
You can do all three canyons, or end your trip at two, cutting off the last, most difficult canyon.
Due to insurance restrictions, those with a heart condition, epilepsy, and pregnant women cannot participate.