Our Guided Trips

Our guided adventures are ideal for packrafters with previous paddling & backpacking experience.

Our staff are pros on both the land & water- guidance with the hiking route as well as instruction & support on the river.

 

These trips are experiential opportunities to grow your backcountry travel skills & paddling ability.  Guides strive to create an epic & fun outing, but also share tools to build your ability & confidence to execute your own Alaskan packraft trips.

 

The Last Frontier has plenty of challenges- the “Alaska Factor,” can surprise you, kick your butt & make you real humble.  Bears, Moose, harsh weather, route finding, remoteness, mosquitos & cold water are real & can be intimidating!  Our team spends tremendous amounts of time adventuring in Alaska- bringing situational awareness, expert judgment & risk assessment from their time & experience.

 

2024 Trips

Crow Pass Traverse

Hiking the Crow Pass Trail then paddling Eagle River offers all the best parts of Alaska: traveling the Historic Iditarod Trail, viewing historic mining areas, taking in waterfall views & epic glacial scenery in the high alpine before floating downstream.

Week of Rivers: Class II

The “Week of Rivers” offers a blend of exploration & skill progression. This is a frontcountry tour, showing you a different river each day, a mix of roadside runs & others we hike into.

Week of Rivers: Class III/III+

The “Week of Rivers” offers a blend of exploration & skill progression. A frontcountry trip where we packraft a different river each day, a mix of roadside runs & others we hike into.

Related Courses

Level 1: Packraft Foundations

Perfect for the “never ever” packrafter or those who have paddled a few times, but without formal instruction. This course exposes you to the essentials of packrafting- both the hiking & paddling aspects. You’ll leave with a strong foundation in packrafting basics.

Level 2: Whitewater Essentials

For paddlers with previous packrafting experience wanting to strengthen their ability to read & paddle class II-III rivers.  River safety, rescue skills & risk assessment is also practiced.

Level 3: Adv. Whitewater Skills & Safety

This course is for those with previous whitewater packrafting experience wanting to strengthen paddle skills & boat control in class III whitewater. Geared towards the aspiring class IV boater, or those seeking to refine & build their whitewater paddling technique & rescue skills.