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Alaska whitewater, Mineral Creek

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Mineral Creek Road to Lower Canyon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The Mineral Creek Road to Lower Canyon stretch of Mineral Creek in Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough is 3 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The Mineral Creek Road to Lower Canyon stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Getting some good exercise and just
    hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. When you're paddling down a Chugach Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'll have
to walk back to the start over and over. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around  
here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There's camping available near Mineral Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here at Mineral Creek, checking out Mineral Creek Glacier is a must. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 60's to Mineral Creek with night lows in the 40's. During the wintertime highs are commonly in the 20's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Mineral Creek. A great deal of precipitation falls at Mineral Creek. Throughout the month of September you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is June.

Mineral Creek, Mineral Creek Road to Lower Canyon road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Mineral Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mineral Creek:
Mineral Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 0 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Mineral Creek Road to Lower Canyon)
Mineral Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 0 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.5 miles long (Upper Canyon to coast)
Whitewater Outfitter - Keystone Raft & Kayak Adventures, Valdez Cordova Borough, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Valdez Glacier Stream, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 11 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Valdez Glacier to Richardson Highway)
Whitewater Outfitter - Keystone Outfitters, Valdez Cordova Borough, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tazlina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 26 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 45 miles long (Tazlina Lake to Copper River)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 28 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Below Keystone Canyon)
Browns Creek, Near Valdez Borough, 29 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Browns Creek Canyon)
 Hotels Near Mineral Creek:
Valdez Harbor Inn, Valdez , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn, Valdez , 4 miles away
Totem Inn, Valdez , 4 miles away
Mountain Sky Hotel And Suites, Valdez , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mineral Creek:
Eagle's Rest RV Park, Valdez, 4 miles away
Glacier Campground, Valdez, 4 miles away
Sea Otter RV Park, Valdez, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mineral Creek:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 69 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mineral Creek:
Pipeline Inn, Valdez , 4 miles away

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