Chulitna River Points
Mile 185.1 is the start for the East Fork and here the river is small and rocky with the potential for occasional channel spanning obstacles to get past.
Mile 194.5 is the start for the longer West Fork section, 12 miles to where the confluence with the East Fork is. The West Fork drains the big glacier country of the south and east side of Denali and has no real put in site.
Overview The Talkeetna River is, according to almost every guidebook or reference you may consult, the most classic, wilderness, whitewater trip in Alaska. Its remote location, steep, fast-water canyon, abundant fishing and wildlife viewing make it one of the true classics for sure. It requires a bush plane to fly into the Talkeetna Mountains where there are huge views of the highest peak in North America, Denali, and in the headwaters area… ...more