Enjoy Wilderness Rafting on the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers
With their swift currents, the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers have become extremely popular spots for whitewater rafting. Many people visit the wild and rugged regions of Northwestern British Columbia and the Yukon Territory just to experience the thrill and adrenaline brought on by the rivers' rushing waves. Apart from the excitement of the Alaska rafting trip, the Tatshensini-Alsek area's diverse plant and animal life, glacier-cloaked mountain peaks, and stunning sceneries will leave you with memories of the great outdoors.
Pristine Alpine Views
The Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers will lead you to the alpine wonderlands of the largest non-polar ice field in the world. The rivers connect to adjoining parks and preserves in Canada that cover 60,000 square miles. With its connected channels, you can get a glimpse of the unspoiled wilderness from the Yukon region to the Gulf of Alaska.
Home to Diverse Plant and Animal Life
The best thing about Alaska rafting through the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers is the experience of seeing the diverse flora and fauna. The area brims with nesting grounds and wetlands for beavers, moose herds, grizzly bears, and different species of birds. With the astounding wildlife values of the Tatshensini-Alsek area, the United Nations declared this destination as a World Heritage Site in 1994.
If there's anything to look forward to in your Alaska rafting trip, the breathtaking scenery of the Tatshensini-Alsek area is at the top of the list. The floating icebergs and snow-covered peaks provide a stark contrast to the lush forests and impressive landscapes of the northern mountain range. With such wonders to admire, you'll feel as if you're in a completely different world.
The Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers provide the perfect wilderness retreat for those who are looking for the ultimate outdoor getaway. Contact Colorado River & Trail Expeditions for more information about this trip.Tatshenshini River Video
Alsek River Video
Alsek & Tatshenshini River ExpeditionsMeet in Haines, Alaska
Our Alaskan wilderness rafting expeditions begin in Haines, Alaska. We drive from there to the put-in locations in Yukon. All trips end at Dry Bay in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. The price includes a bush filght from Dry Bay to Yakutat, Alaska, and an Alaska Airlines commercial flight from Yakutat to Juneau. (Alaska Brochure available on request.)
July 15-25 - TATSHENSHINI RIVER EXPEDITION
Dalton Post, Yukon Territory to Dry Bay, Alaska
Aug. 4-15 - ALSEK RIVER EXPEDITION
Haines Junction, Yukon Territory to Dry Bay, Alaska
Alaska Rafting Gear and Equipment
Our 18-foot row rafts accomodate 4-5 passengers plus the guide who rows the boat.
To many people the off-river hiking is as spectacular as the river corridor itself. We specialize in off-river hiking on all of our river expeditions. We are certain you will see places on our expeditions most river travelers miss.
Each guest will receive two dry bags.
Each participant will also receive an ammo can. It is always readily accesible during the day and is the best place to keep sunscreen, cameras, notebooks, etc.
Our Kitchen includes everything we need to make delicious food. Dutch Ovens, Fire Pans, Propane Stove, Tables, Drink Coolers, and Under-Table Tarps to help us "Leave No Trace." Our boats carry everything we need for the entire trip.
You may bring your own air mattress or use one of our foam pads.
We supply four season North Face tents and sleeping bags.
North Face VE 25 Tents are the tents we use in Alaska.
A handwash device is set-up at lunch and in camp. It is mandatory for guests to wash hands before meals and after using the bathroom.
Our Alaska Toilet is clean and stocked with plenty of toilet paper and lysol.
Speak With An Alaska Rafting Expert
We've done our best to design a website that is informative and easy to use, but we realize you may still have some questions. If that's the case, please call our office and get the information you need right away. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been on all of the river trips offered by our company and can speak to you from experience. You won't have to press a sequence of buttons, and there's even a good chance one of our owners will answer the phone directly and assist you.
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. We also check for messages over the weekend. Call us at (800) 253-7328
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