Denali Park dog mushing tour. Denali Husky Homestead Dog Mushing Tour a personal tour of Iditarod champion Jeff King's dog sled kennel. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship dog sled team and hear stories from the trail and see actual dog racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment.

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Nenana Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Adventure

This 4 hour excursion combines the mild scenic wilderness stretch and the rapids of the Canyon Run. Enjoy Alaska's scenic beauty and hit over 10 major rapids for a complete morning or afternoon of river running. Oar Raft or Paddle Raft available.

The adventure starts out with the scenic mile-water section beginning at McKinley Village. Your river raft will drift slowly away and leave only a quiet encounter with Denali’s wilderness. Enjoy the Alaskan splendor as we view the Yanert Fork River merging with the waters of the Nenana River below the Musher's Monument, a natural rock formation distinctly resembling a musher driving a sled and team of dogs. While passing by Mount Fellows and Pyramid Mountain, watch for a variety of wildlife and enjoy class II and mild class III whitewater rapids.

Entering the canyon adventure we'll encounter over 10 major Class III to IV rapids. Exciting wave-trains and powerful hydraulics create rapids like "Razorback," "Iceworm," "Cable Car," "Royal Flush," and "Coffee Grinder". No experience is required; ages 10 and up are welcome. Choose an Oar Raft and hold on or a Paddle Raft (minimum age is 14) for extra hands-on excitement.

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Backcountry Safaris is an Alaska Certified Expert travel agent and is also the premier Alaska sea kayaking and wilderness rafting adventure tour company. We are highly experienced at adventure travel in Alaska and we would be happy to answer all your Alaska and Denali National Park questions and help you with your Alaska vacation plans. We would also be pleased to arrange a custom Alaska tour package for you. Please contact us if you would like more information on a custom tour package.

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Backcountry Safaris
P.O. Box 1397 Seward, Alaska USA 99664
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**Tour Itineraries: Backcountry Safaris and other tour operators that we work with strive to give you a high quality Alaska experience. The tour itinerary shown on our web page is an example tour itinerary. The actual tour itinerary may vary some due to weather, safety, guest abilities and other conditions. Backcountry Safaris and other independent tour contractors reserve the right to change the tour itinerary and/or make substitutions at any time and without prior notice or to cancel all or part of any tour in its reasonable discretion, for the safety of its participants or due to insufficient number of participants signing up for a tour, because of weather, for the comfort and well being of our guests, for any other conditions that might affect the quality of tour, or as deemed necessary by the tour operator or trip leader.

Limitations of liability: Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, our adventure trips involve inherent risks and dangers which are beyond our control and Backcountry Safaris shall assume no responsibility for personal injuries or deaths and loss of personal property. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will read and sign the acknowledgment and Release of Liability before the tour begins. A copy of the text is available on request.
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Tour Type: Rafting
Difficulty: Class IV Whitewater
Comfort: Good
Prior Experience: None
2014 Tour Dates
Free tour shuttle pick up at all local Denali area hotels including McKinley Village and Healy locations.

Daily Departures: May 15 - September 15
Departure Times  
8:00 AM
12:00 PM

Plan to join us for 5 to 5 1/2 hours
Tour Rates
Oar Rafting or Paddle Rafting

Adult: $117 each
Child: $57 each (age 10-13)

Ages 10 and up are welcome, paddle rafting option minimum age is 14.

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Denali Mc McKinleyDid You Know?
Did you know that Denali or Mt. McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent? Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, the mountain’s vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.
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