Rafting / Camping
Alsek River Trip – 13 days – 174 miles
The Alsek River descends roughly 174 miles from Canada’s northern coastal mountains to the temperate rainforests of Southeast Alaska. This vast wilderness is punctuated by iceberg studded lakes, sprawling glaciers and some of the tallest peaks in the US and Canada.
Because of its size and remoteness this river is best accessed by a multi-day guided raft expedition. Traveling by raft can be very comfortable but this particular river trip is not for the faint of heart. The weather can vary wildly and rafts may encounter ice clogged lakes or upstream winds that make travel difficult. Participants should be in good physical and mental health. Advanced camping and rafting experience is advised.
Highlights include Kluane National Park which boasts the densest population of grizzly bears in Canada, 150 bird species , Dall sheep, mountain goats, black bears, moose, wolves, wolverines, mink, marmot, red fox, lynx, otter, coyote, beaver, snowshoe hares, and ground squirrels.
All Haines Rafting Company guided rafting expeditions are fully outfitted and include outfitter grade tents, pads, sleeping bags, rain gear, drysuits, life jackets and helmets. Our guides are seasoned professionals with multiple years of experience on these rivers.