We offer Alaska raft trips that offer scenic views, wildlife viewing, fishing, and whitewater.
Custom group Alaska rafting adventures are available on request. If have interested in something special or participating in an exploratory expedition, please contact us with your ideals or to see what plans are being made.
Kongakut River - 10 day Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Rafting Safari. Explore Alaska's remote Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) by raft on the "river of caribou". Our trip coincides with the annual migration of the 130,000-strong Porcupine caribou herd and passes through some of the world's most pristine wilderness.
Lake Creek - 7 day Whitewater Rafting and Fishing Adventure. Our favorite fly-in wilderness adventure river, great combination exciting whitewater and great Alaska fishing. Lake Creek offers almost continuous Class II/III whitewater with a few Class IV rapids, five species of salmon, rainbow trout and arctic grayling.
Chulitna River - 4 day Denali Raft Adventure. An excellent family adventure and sampling of Alaska's best wilderness and geography at a casual pace. We travel through Denali State Park, upper Susitna Valley and take out near Trapper Creek, a historic gold mining town.
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Jeff King's Husky Homestead Dog Mushing Tour
Step back from the crowds and join an intimate group for a personal tour of the homestead and kennel of four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King and his wife, well known wildlife artist Donna Gates King.
- Meet champion sled dogs.
- Cuddle with our puppies and see summer training in action.
- 1 1/2 hour narrated kennel tour.
- Transportation provided from most Denali area hotels
This tour is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 35 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome with a champion Iditarod team. Be greeted by cuddly puppies and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as they explode from the kennel on a training run. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska's Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska's most rugged terrain.
Jeff King is recognized as the "Winningest Musher in the World". His victories include not only the 1,049 mile Iditarod Sled dog race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006, but also over two dozen first place finishes all across Alaska, including the Yukon Quest. During the past 20 years, Jeff has logged more than 100,000 miles on a dog sled.
Donna is a well-known artist whose art portrays her intimate involvement with mushing and her love and respect of nature.
Also included is a kennel of more than 75 friendly, energetic Alaska huskies ready to share with you their enthusiasm for the sport of sled dog racing and love of the outdoors.
"This 'inside story' about the race, how the dogs are raised and the Kings' relationship with the dogs is amazing. To experience it is to understand it."
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Tour Type: Dog Mushing Demonstration
Difficulty: Easy, Wheelchair Accessible
Prior Experience: None
Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of four-time Iditarod dog sled race champion Jeff King.
You'll get an authentic look into rural Alaskan lifestyle and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship dog sled team.
Husky Homestead buses pick up our guests at Denali area hotels between mile 229 and 239 of the Parks Highway. Pick-up times will vary by location.
We offer three tours daily. Reservations are required for this tour. Tour length is approximately 2.5 hours including transfer time.
Three tours are offered daily 8:30am, 12:30pm, and 7:00pm. Tour length is about 2 1/2 hours.
Departure location. Husky Homestead buses pick up guests at Denali area hotels. The pick-up times varies a little depending on which hotel you are staying at.
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Daily Departures: May 15 - September 15
Tour shuttle picks up at most Denali area hotels between Milepost 229 and 239 of the Parks Highway.
The pick-up times varies a little depending on which hotel you are staying at.
Additional Denali Add-On Options
Includes river rafting on the Nenana River, ATV guided tour, dog mushing tour, heli-hike featuring a scenic helicopter flight and guided nature hike, flight seeing, and a guided interpretive jet boat tour on the Nenana River.
Not recommended for children under 3 years.
Child fares under Age 12.
Adult: $59 each
Child: $39 each
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P.O. Box 1397 Seward, Alaska USA 99664
1-907-222-1632 or toll-free 1-877-812-2159
Backcountry Safaris and other tour operators that we work with strive to give you a high quality Alaska experience. The tour itinerary shown on our web page is an example tour itinerary. The actual tour itinerary may vary some due to weather, safety, guest abilities and other conditions. Backcountry Safaris and other independent tour contractors reserve the right to change the tour itinerary and/or make substitutions at any time and without prior notice or to cancel all or part of any tour in its reasonable discretion, for the safety of its participants or due to insufficient number of participants signing up for a tour, because of weather, for the comfort and well being of our guests, for any other conditions that might affect the quality of tour, or as deemed necessary by the tour operator or trip leader.
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Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, our adventure trips involve inherent risks and dangers which are beyond our control and Backcountry Safaris shall assume no responsibility for personal injuries or deaths and loss of personal property. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will read and sign the acknowledgment and Release of Liability before the tour begins. A copy of the text is available on request.