Located in Interior Alaska, Yukon-Charley Rivers offers exploration in a largely untouched landscape. Whether you float the mighty Yukon River or paddle the Charley River's whitewater, your memories will last a lifetime. Geology, cultural history, gold rush remnants, wildlife, and vast scenery will be a part of your experience. But, the strongest element will be solitude. Your adventure awaits.
History and Wildness
- 15 minutes, 52 seconds
"Freedom... it's very difficult to explain the feeling when you are here. You have to come and see and live here to know of the real feeling of when you are here." -Eric Petitalot, upriver kayaker
A journey on these rivers passes through an ancient landscape. Here, the shallow crystal clear waters of the Charley meet the mighty silt laden Yukon. Stunning cliffs and rock formations rise above the river basins, home to the Han Athabascan people. Aspiring miners came here in the 1898 Gold Rush, leaving behind ghost towns and dreams. Peregrine falcons nest in the high bluffs overlooking the rivers. Visitors float the rivers for the solitude and for glimpses of historic sites left after the gold rush era.
Last updated: November 28, 2018