Nabesna River

Class I-II
A rainbow appears on the flight out to the Nabesna River for some classic Wrangell-St. Elias rafting.

Some of the most rugged and beautiful mountain wilderness in Alaska can be seen from a raft floating the Nabesna River. You will be in the company of 16,000' mountain gods and numerous lesser peaks with colorful red, orange, green, and blue rocks that reveal the geologic variety of the Wrangell St. Elias Range. The put-in is at the terminus of the longest inland glacier in North America; the Nabesna Glacier. As you inflate your raft you will see icebergs floating in a blue/green glacial lake and feel the cold breeze flowing off the glacial ice. From the ice of the Wrangell Mountains to the taiga of the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge this float trip offers incredible wildlife viewing including Dall sheep, moose, and bears as you float out the mild class I-II rapids to the Native village at Northway.

Drop-Off Pick-Up Distance Time
Orange Hill Strip Private vehicle, Northway Village 81 Miles 5-7 Days