Rafting in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park River
Famous for its scenic natural landscapes, wide variety of wildlife and majestic mountain ranges. Alaska has been a favorite holiday destination for thousands of visitors since ages. While those looking for the perfect relaxing getaway can opt for trips by the gentle rivers of the Brooks Range. Other preferring adventurous rafting trips can opt for whitewater trips in the more tempestuous waters of southeast Alaska. The river of Wrangell St. Elias National Park offers you both the options in their best forms. Whereas, the gentle waters of the Cooper River is perfect for a relaxing floating trip with your young children and other family members. If you are in the mood for a more exciting whitewater rafting experience, you can opt for the more dramatic Six Mile Creek.
Cutting through the Wrangell and Chugach ranges, the Cooper River flows through 287 miles to reach the Pacific Ocean. Depending on your time on hand, you can opt for single or double week long trips. Both by river rafting and helicopter aided sightseeing tours. As you raft along the gentle Cooper River, you can see a variety of wildlife amidst their natural habitat. This includes beavers, seals, eagles, water fowls and so on. The best time to travel on the Class I-II waves of the Cooper River is the long Alaskan summers. If you are lucky, you can also view the beautiful Northern Lights across the Alaskan skies as you float along the Cooper.
In contrast to the Cooper River, the Six Mile Creek with its Class IV-V waves is the perfect option for veteran rafters looking for adventurous whitewater rafting experience. Situated near the Hope Alaska, the Six Mile Creek is surrounded by lush green vegetation. The fast water, steep falls and rapid currents of this Alaskan river promises adventurous whitewater rafters some of the best experiences of their lives.