Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
The 1.1 Million acre watershed of the Charley River is the only complete watershed managed by the federal government. Located within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, the Charley River is a cold, clear, intermediate stream that flows from its headwaters at approximately 4000 feet elevation to its confluence with the Yukon at about 700 feet. Designated as a National Wild and Scenic River, the Charley offers varied and spectacular scenery as well as unspoiled wilderness. The upland valleys drain a rugged mountain area where peaks over 6000 feet are common and with a gradient of 31 feet per mile and a rating of Class 3, the Charley has been called the best whitewater river in Alaska’s vast interior. Wildlife in the corridor is abundant and peregrine falcons, sheep, caribou, moose, and bears may be encountered along the narrower sections of the river. For one of Alaska’s best rafting adventures, choose Alaska’s best wilderness guides and our guided trip down the Charley River.
Yukon Charley Trips
Charley River - Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve
Duration: 10 days Intensity: Level 2 R Season: Summer
Rafting the Charley River in Alaska is one of the most amazing multi-day whitewater rafting trips anywhere! The Charley River is a cold, clear, intermediate stream that flows from its headwaters at ap...
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