denali view raft adventures

Backcountry Flag Stop Rail n’ Raft Tour

Combine the Flag Stop Train with a Raft Tour

Distance: 12 miles
Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Rated: Soft Adventures


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Talkeetna River Float Trip

A serene float on the Talkeetna River

Distance: 5 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Rated: Soft Adventures


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What to expect

All float tours offer spectacular scenery, mountain vistas and excellent opportunities to view wildlife.
Our family owned/operated business takes pride in providing a personalized float tour to all of our clients. Float tours are enjoyed by most age groups.

What you bring

Summer days are often quite warm, but a breeze on glacial rivers can be chilly. Therefore, we suggest you bring along a sweater or jacket as well as a hat, camera and sunglasses.
Fall days can be very chilly -- please plan accordingly and dress with layers.

Backcountry Rail n' Raft Tour

Our premium tour. A perfect combination of the last flag stop train in America with a relax raft tour on the mighty Susitna River.


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Denali View Raft Adventure is locally owned and operated, by Matt Kaso and Heather Collins. We are both born and raised in Alaska. Matt in Talkeetna and Heather in Juneau.

Matt began his river rafting career well before he graduated from High School eventually guiding whitewater trips on Eagle River, and overnighters for most of the summer on the Chulitna. His life long love affair with rivers eventually let him to help the original owners of Denali View Raft Adventures form their business. Matt has been a river guide for DVRA since the beginning.

Heather grew up in Juneau Alaska, where she started working in tourism when she was 17 as a State Capital Building tour guide, Princes Tours staff and eventually for TEMSCO Helicopters as a glacier guide. In 2005 she met Matt and he introduced her to river guiding and Talkeetna.

Frank; is a cardigan welsh corgi, our best friend, and Denali View Raft Adventures mascot. He has an unquenchable thirst for rafting and zest for life that knows no bounds. If you meet him, he’s friendly, loves pets, barking, and hanging out with all of our awesome guides!! Feel free to give him a scratch he’s very sweet.

In 2011 we took over Denali View Raft Adventures and enjoy showing off our beautiful area thru the natural setting of the rivers. We look forward to meeting visitors and locals alike who jump at the chance to experience these awesome rivers. In the off season you can usually find us fly fishing for rainbows, skiing powder, climbing peaks, running rivers, or plotting some outdoor adventure!
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