Alaska Whitewater Rafting
Alaska is known for its vast wilderness. Because it’s so big, roads are few and far between. They are clustered around cities, but are scarce otherwise. What it does have plenty of is water. Traveling by boat is one of the best ways to maneuver this beautiful state. But, it doesn’t always have to used as a means of travel. That same water can provide fun activities. That’s why we think an Alaska whitewater rafting tour should be on your list of Alaskan adventures.
Rafting is one of the best ways to really experience Alaska’s raw wilderness. Whitewater rafting steps up the game to an excitement and thrill level you don’t want to miss. Looking for that adventure? Alaska provides some of the best class 4 and class 5 rapids in the world. Imagine yourself raging over the rapids using calm passages for sightseeing.
For those unfamiliar with rapid ratings, they are put on a scale of 1-6 regarding level of difficulty. Classes 1-2 are for beginners. These are great for children and adults that are less adventurous. Class 3 rapids are a great as introduction rapids. Challenging, but not overwhelming. We’d suggest experiencing 3 before trying out Class 4. Difficulty rises a bit, but it’s perfect for those who’d like a bit of a challenge. 5 is considered advanced and requires rafting experience. Finally, there’s 6, which are rapids that are considered “unrunnable.” These are too dangerous for safe passage.
In conclusion, knowing your ability level is the first step in booking your tour. Some tours include a stop for a meal at areas that usually take a hike to get to. You can even do a multi-day tour with overnight camping. No matter which you choose, you won’t soon forget your Alaska whitewater rafting adventure.