Six Mile Creek
Located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Sixmile Creek is a whitewater rafting paradise less than 90 minutes from Anchorage.
Set in the Chugach National forest near Hope Alaska, Sixmile 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, Sixmile Creek, near Anchorage and Seward, has cut its way through three separate canyons offering memorable Class IV and Class V Alaska whitewater rafting.
Rising over 500 feet in places, these towering canyon walls are draped in a lush carpet of old growth rain-forest with cascading waterfalls pouring in from the sides. Crystal clear water with healthy salmon runs make this a river runner's dream. Safely running Sixmile's narrowly constricted passageways takes a coordinated team effort with technical and precise paddling. Working closely with your guide, you'll be paddling while (s)he handles the oars. This oar paddling combination gives you power when you need it, as well as precise maneuvering capability.
For those who want the most excitement we offer paddle rafting, everyone paddles with the guide sitting in the back giving paddle commands. Sixmile has such an abundance of whitewater that one rapid will quickly fade from memory as you anxiously look downriver preparing for the next. Precipitous drops, thundering hydraulics and powerful waves follow one after the other in quick succession. With each succeeding canyon, we'll encounter whitewater of increasing difficulty. With rapids known as "Staircase," "Suckhole," "Merry-Go-Round" and "Jaws," the third and most difficult canyon has six rapids rated at Class IV+ and Class V. We offer two choices on Six Mile Creek. You can do the Class IV Two Canyon Run or the Class IV and V Three Canyon Run.
For those up to the challenge, Sixmile is the ride of a lifetime!
All passengers must be physically capable of passing
our paddler's practice swim.
Alaska Whitewater Trip Itineraries
offer two launches a day 9:00am and 2:00pm.
Call our office at 1-866-277-Raft to make reservations.
Van shuttles from Anchorage to the Six Mile are available
with advance reservations.
Whitewater Rafting Physical Requirements
Due to the difficulty of paddling Class V whitewater it is absolutely necessary that all passengers be physically capable of meeting this rigorous challenge.
At the river expect to perform a practice swim into the river current and then into an eddy.
Raft trips on Sixmile Creek are Class IV and V white water ( see Whitewater Classification System), so be sensible about your physical limits. Due to insurance restrictions persons with heart conditions, epilepsy and pregnant women can not participate.
For those of you looking for a float trip with no whitewater, we offer our Turnagain Pass Float Trip daily at 9am and 2pm. Some of you can raft the whitewater of Six Mile Creek and some can do the Float Trip in Turnagain Pass all from the same location. Both trips offer world class rafting near Anchorage and near Seward, Alaska.