Sixmile Creek

Located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Sixmile Creek is a
Whitewater Rafting Paradise less than 90 minutes from Anchorage.

Rising over 300 feet in places, 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 down river 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!

Age Limits:
2nd Canyon 12 & over.
3rd Canyon 15 & over

All passengers must be physically capable of passing our paddler's practice swim.


Class V Three Canyon Run $159

Class IV Two Canyon Run $109


Class V Three Canyon Run $159

Class IV Two Canyon Run $109

Great guides & a hot tub

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Meeting Point

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Our office for Sixmile Creek river trips is located at milepost 7.5 on the west side of the Hope Highway.

To get there from Anchorage go south on the Seward Hwy. to the Hope Junction, turn right (north) and proceed 7.5 miles down the Hope Highway.

The Hope Junction is 70 miles from downtown Anchorage.

Shuttle van transportation is available for groups of 2 or more from Girdwood, Cooper Landing, Whittier and Seward.

Please contact us for pricing.

Call toll-free at 1-866-277-RAFT (7238).

Anchorage area residents can dial locally at 277-RAFT"

Equipment We'll Provide:

We provide all river gear: dry suit, helmet, river shoes and Type 5 lifejacket.

We provide Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Tea after the trip as well as complimentary Hot Tub.

Things You Should Bring:

Please dress warm (fleece top and bottom ,long underwear, thick socks).

Bring a swimsuit and towel if you wish to use the Hot Tub and of course a Great Attitude

Booking is not confirmed till you have recieved a confimation email from our staff and have a credit card on file

To secure a reservation for a day trip, we will require a 50% deposit on a VISA or Mastercard. The remainder of the trip cost will be due at check-in on the day of your trip.

Upon receipt of your deposit, we will contact you to confirm the reservation and detail what we provide, what to bring, and rendezvous locations.

We reserve the right to alter trip itineraries or change locations if necessary due to weather, changes in water level or other factors beyond our control. It is always a good idea to plan an extra day into your schedule to allow for these contingencies.

Cancellations: To receive a full refund, cancellations or changes to your reservation must be made 48 hours in advance.

Please note: You do not have a confirmed reservation until you have spoken to the office staff and put a credit card on file.

Please call to learn about Military and Group discounts!

Due to the difficulty of paddling Class V whitewater it is absolutely necessary that all passengers be physically capable of meeting this rigorous challenge.
read more about physical requirements here »

Chugach Outdoor Center is committed to ensuring your safety on the river.
read more about our safety policies here »

Make sure you are informed about Risk and Responsibility for our rafting trips.
read more about rafting risk and responsibility here »

Experience the thrill of Alaska river rafting with Chugach Outdoor Center

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