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Denali Outdoor Center

Mile 238.9 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 888-303-1925
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Canyon Run Whitewater Rafting in Denali National Park
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Denali Outdoor Center (D.O.C.) is a full-service outfitter offering whitewater rafting, mild-water float trips, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking adventures on the boundary of Denali National Park, Alaska. We also offer lakeside nightly cabin rentals and camping at our premier location in Healy, Alaska on the shore of Otto Lake.For convenience, we have 2 office locations, one at Denali Park and the other in Healy, just 10 minutes north of the park entrance. We also provide free shuttle service to and from all local lodging, AKRR Depot, Denali Park Visitor Center and the Wilderness Access Center.Our operating season is from mid-May to mid-September and we are open 7 days from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Our winter hours are M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm Alaska Time.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rafting trip” (29 reviews)
“nenana river” (35 reviews)
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Mile 238.9 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 888-303-1925
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

My husband and I added a post trip onto our cruise. We were able to spend two nights in Denali. One of the add-on trips was a float ride down the Nahnana River which my husband and I decided to buy. We were chauffeured by...More

Thank bpasso
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I did not want an excursion - just a bike for a day to ride around Denali area (Park and the resort). Denali Outdoor Center is right across from the resort hotels - very convenient. Abbigail was very helpful, bike - helmet - lock =...More

1  Thank KGJM
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We went on a raft trip down the Nenana River with this outfit. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and gave us a good ride. I like that you have a choice of paddling with a group or having a guide do the...More

Thank Shanna R
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We did the Nenana half day white water rafting adventure. This was really fun! All of the staff is professional and friendly. The views along the river are amazing. Our guide, Matt, was really funny and made the trip really fun. Highly recommend!

Thank Brittany H
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We chose Denali Outdoor Center for their good rating and reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not wrong. Our rafting trip was pretty amazing and our raft guide Al was wonderful. He handled the rapids like a pro making sure there was a bit of...More

Thank Neeraj J
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The Denali Outdoor Center gives you the opportunity to book different activities while being in Denali Park. One of the best activities is the Nenana River trip with a kayak - you do not need to be experienced kayaker, you can learn how to do...More

Thank Jola P
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I wanted to go mtn biking while in Denali. I am used to groomed mtn biking tracks where I live. This trip was on fire roads. We went thru areas that were one foot of mud. Others were so steep you couldn't possibly bike it....More

1  Thank rxsrule
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We did the Wilderness Run which was rated Class I-II on the Upper Nenana River. A sizeable portion of this 4 hour trip was spent, dressing and undressing in dry suits, being debriefed and waiting as the guides worked hard pumping up the rafts. The...More

Thank BelaBelaBela
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We booked this directly outside of the cruise line and highly recommend it. Guide was amazing, always felt safe and very knowledgeable.

Thank Lziashan
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I went with a large group, and three guides for some white water river kayaking down the Nenana River. The kayaking down the river itself was fun and exciting and I love almost every minutes of it. However, our guides seemed bored most of the...More

Thank Tacomancer
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7 March 2017|
Response from Kellie B | Reviewed this property |
No. It was more around the town. To get to the Park, you need to take a bus for a few hours. Both trips well worth it!!
2 January 2017|
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Response from cclum | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this place did have pick up / drop service included. Our adventure started at 6:30 pm (getting our gears and riding to the Nenana River) and finished after 9:00 pm. We saw the sun starting to set. Depending where you... More
5 August 2016|
Response from W3Z | Reviewed this property |
Hi We stayed in the main building as opposed to a cabin. Had our own bathroom within our room. Parking plentiful and right by the accommodation - good access along a short gravel drive off the road.