With no trails, campgrounds, or other facilities—indeed, almost no sign of human impact whatsoever—visitors to Aniakchak must create their own adventure. In this dynamic, ever-changing landscape, whatever activity visitors choose to do has likely never been done the same way, nor under the same conditions. Expect the unexpected, and do not attempt to plan and carry out a trip based solely on the information contained in this website. Solo travel is not recommended.
Did You Know?
The Aniakchak (Big) River drops more than 1,000 feet in elevation within the first 15 miles leaving the caldera. The final 12 miles of the 27 mile river is a smooth, winding float along the open tundra. Watch for bears, moose, and other wildlife as you float.