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Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     4.7 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alaska are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway section of Glacier River is 4.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty
    of spots for that. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but
you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The nature scenery of Alaska and the cool fresh water have people coming here. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. When you're paddling down a Chugach Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway section is one of a few paddling sections  
in this river system. The campgrounds here at Glacier River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Glacier River without first going for a hike along the Sheridan Mountain Trail. There's delightful hiking along the Lake Elsner Trail. Throughout the summer, highs frequently are in the 60's at Glacier River. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 40's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Glacier River. A good deal of rain falls at Glacier River. The month of September is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month is July.

Glacier River, Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Glacier River.
 Whitewater Near Glacier River:
Glacier River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 2 miles away
      Class III - 4.7 miles long (Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway)
Power Creek, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Feeding Eyak Lake Close to Cordova)
Tasnuna River, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 20 miles away
      Class II+ - 23 miles long (Upper gravel bar to Copper river)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 26 miles away
      Class III+ - 1.5 miles long (Richardson Highway to above Stuart Creek)
Tiekel River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 27 miles away
      Class V+ - 16 miles long (Stuart Creek at Richardson Highway to Copper River)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 27 miles away
      Class V - 7.2 miles long (Tsina Roadhouse on Richardson Highway to Richardson Highway below Tsina Canyon)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 28 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Heiden Canyon)
 Campgrounds Near Glacier River:
Pete Dahl Cabin - Chugach National Forest, Anchorage, 7 miles away
Tiedeman Slough Cabin - Chugach National Forest, Anchorage, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Glacier River:
Sheridan Mountain Trail, Valdez-Cordova , 3 miles away
Lake Elsner Trail, Valdez-Cordova , 7 miles away
McKinley Lake Trail, Valdez-Cordova , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Glacier River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 49 miles away

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