Colville River Points
You will have to fly by chartered aircraft to the river’s headwaters. There is scheduled airline service to Deadhorse, Kotzebue or Bettles where you can charter flights to your chosen put in site. Or you can drive to Coldfoot, Alaska where charter flight operators are located and begin and end your trip roadside.
You will need to arrange a pickup by small plane at Nuiqsut before Harrison Bay.
The river below this point is, often pounded by headwinds and progress downriver can be difficult and rafts should not attempt it. To get back to Deadhorse, Kotzebue, or Bettles, a chartered flight will be necessary.