1592-Rafting 6-Mile – Hope, AK

One of my boys, Chris and I went whitewater rafting on Six Mile Creek with the Chugach Outdoor Center near Hope, AK. Six mile Creek is a run for whitewater enthusiasts desiring the highest difficulty level in a guided whitewater trip. Dropping over 50 feet per mile as it flows out of the Chugach Mountains, Six Mile Creek, cuts its way through three separate canyons offering amazing Class IV and Class V Alaska whitewater rafting. I have rafted before in several spots around North America, but this was the most challenging and satisfying of any whitewater rafting I have done. The water was glacial melt around 36 degrees and at times was over a hundred yard wide decreasing to fifteen feet wide in some of the canyons and shoots. Chris and I were the paddlers in our raft and had the best time hitting the rapids head-on. This raft trip was more than I had imagined was available here in Alaska. The water level was just below what is allowed for safe rafting. The river was fast, cold, and challenging for our guide and the others on board.

For a gallery of rafting photos, click here.

[googlemap width=”620″ height=”480″ src=”<iframe src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m16!1m12!1m3!1d57389.87730554134!2d-149.4978096529119!3d60.87124989968812!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!2m1!1s6+mile+creek%2C+ak!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1530062370019″ width=”600″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”]

[vimeo id=”277170506″ width=”620″ height=”360″]

[vimeo id=”277165324″ width=”620″ height=”360″]

Chris is in the red helmut and I am in front with the white helmut.

Had to do a river swim at the beginning to prove we could swim.
Swim was fun but freezing cold.

Going underwater soon.

Over the ledge.