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Alaska whitewater, Canyon Creek

Kenai Peninsula county, Seward HigHighway at outlet of Lower Summit Lake to Seward Highway at Hope Junction section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     6.5 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Anchorage, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Alaska scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alaska tend to be more challenging than the national
    average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Whether you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Seward HigHighway at outlet of Lower Summit Lake to Seward Highway at Hope Junction stretch of Canyon Creek is 6.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV section.

Briefly about the general area:
There are fine places to discover along the Carter Lake Trail; don't leave Canyon
 
Creek without first going for a hike along the Bird Creek Trail. Canyon Creek gets very little rainfall. The wettest month of the year is typically September, that's the one that rains the most while April is the month with the least amount of precipitation. All through the warm days of summer at Canyon Creek temperatures are commonly in the 60's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's. Daytime highs all through the winter are in the 10's with temperatures at Canyon Creek dipping down into the 0's through winter nights.

Canyon Creek, Seward HigHighway at outlet of Lower Summit Lake to Seward Highway at Hope Junction road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Canyon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Canyon Creek:
Canyon Creek, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 6.5 miles long (Seward HigHighway at outlet of Lower Summit Lake to Seward Highway at Hope Junction)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outdoor Center, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Sixmile River, Kenai Penninsula Borough, 8 miles away
      Class V - 9.3 miles long (East Fork of Six Mile to Sunshine)
Bird Creek, -blank- Borough, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (5 miles upstream to Turnagain Arm)
Ship Creek, Anchorage Borough, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Artic Vally Road to bridge)
Campbell Creek, Anchorage Borough, 20 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Powerline pass to Hilltop Ski area)
Whitewater Outfitter - Alpacka Rafts, Anchorage Borough, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Backcountry Safaris, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 21 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1.5 miles long (Bridge to Bridge)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 22 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Upper)
 Ski Areas Near Canyon Creek:
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 22 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 24 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Alyeska, Alaska , 26 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
 Hotels Near Canyon Creek:
Trail Lake Lodge, Moose Pass , 2 miles away
Midnight Sun Cabins, Moose Pass , 3 miles away
Harborview Inn Seward Alaska, Seward , 20 miles away
Van Gilder Hotel, Seward , 21 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Edgewater Hotel, Seward , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Canyon Creek:
Coeur D'Alene Campground, Kenai Peninsula County, 7 miles away
Henry's One Stop, Hope, 8 miles away
Trail River - Chugach National Forest, Anchorage, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Canyon Creek:
Carter Lake Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 7 miles away
Bird Creek Trail, Anchorage , 10 miles away
Devils Pass Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 11 miles away
Grant Lake Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 11 miles away
Johnson Pass Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Canyon Creek:
Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward - AK , 19 miles away
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 30 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 23 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Canyon Creek:
Moose Run Golf Course, Fort Richardson , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Canyon Creek
Crescent Lake, Kenai Peninsula , 10 miles away
Johnson Lake, Kenai Peninsula , 15 miles away

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