Denali Park Adventures

Healy Express Run Rafting Tour

Healy Express Run Rafting Tour

Tour Provided By: Denali Raft Adventures

Tour Dates: 5/20/24–9/10/24

Tour Times:

  • 7:30 am (June 5–Aug 23)
  • 12:30 pm (May 20–Sept 10)

Tour Rates:

  • Ages 12 & up: $220

Tour Description

Get the whole enchilada on this combination of the “Wilderness Run” and “Canyon Run”. A brief break in the middle gives you time for a quick snack if you wish to bring one. Begin with the “McKinley Run”, a spectacular trip over class II, III water through the most scenic and beautiful portion of the Nenana River. This is your chance to sit back and enjoy the rugged wilderness. Continue on with the “Canyon Run”! Hang on! It’s whitewater ahead! You’ll get wet and enjoy every minute of it as we head for Healy. Get into real whitewater rafting as you hang on through thrilling rapids such as “Cable Car,” “Coffee Grinder,” and “Ice Worm”!

  • Class I, II, III, and IV
  • Suitable for ages 12 years and older
  • Tour Length is 5.5 hours

Paddle vs Oar Rafts

For all raft trips, you have your choice of oar rafts or paddle rafts (It takes 5 participants to paddle, when possible parties are combined to reach five or more). Both oar rafts and paddle rafts run the same rapids on the river. Perfect for 1st timers, an oar raft, is rowed by the guide while rafters sit, hold on and enjoy the view. In a paddle raft you will be expected to follow instructions and be an active participant by paddling the raft down river. You still have a guide but everyone has a paddle and the guide instructs you on how and when to paddle.

Recommended Clothing

  • Warm outdoor clothes
  • Dress in layers (avoid cotton if possible)
  • A wool or fleece beanie style hat
  • Two pair wool socks
  • Eye glass retainers

A Gore-Tex drysuit, neoprene booties, and a life jacket are provided.

Weather Policy

All trips depart rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for trips cancelled within seven days of departure. All trips depart rain or shine. Cancellations after time of payment with more than eight days notice will incur a 10% cancellation fee.

Child Policy

Recommended age 12 years and older.

Shuttle Availability

Our Shuttle Service provides pickup from local lodging, plus transportation to and from the river.

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