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Alaska whitewater, Mineral Creek

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Upper Canyon to coast section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     5.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alaska are harder than the national norm, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The Upper Canyon to coast stretch of Mineral Creek is 5.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II+ section by American Whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.
    The beautiful Chugach Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Lodging is available
near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The nature scenery of Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Mineral Creek is a reasonably wet place generally
 
with a large amount of rain. For the period of September this area sees the most rain, and June on the other hand is the driest. Summertime highs at Mineral Creek regularly tend to be in the 60's; the overnight is rather colder of course, ordinarily in the 40's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 20's; after the sun is down through the winter temperatures at Mineral Creek fall into the 10's.

Mineral Creek, Upper Canyon to coast 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 Mineral Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mineral Creek:
Mineral Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.5 miles long (Upper Canyon to coast)
Mineral Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 2 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Mineral Creek Road to Lower Canyon)
Whitewater Outfitter - Keystone Raft & Kayak Adventures, Valdez Cordova Borough, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Valdez Glacier Stream, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 12 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Valdez Glacier to Richardson Highway)
Whitewater Outfitter - Keystone Outfitters, Valdez Cordova Borough, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tazlina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 28 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 45 miles long (Tazlina Lake to Copper River)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 29 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Below Keystone Canyon)
 Hotels Near Mineral Creek:
Valdez Harbor Inn, Valdez , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn, Valdez , 2 miles away
Totem Inn, Valdez , 2 miles away
Mountain Sky Hotel And Suites, Valdez , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mineral Creek:
Eagle's Rest RV Park, Valdez, 2 miles away
Glacier Campground, Valdez, 2 miles away
Sea Otter RV Park, Valdez, 2 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mineral Creek:
Pipeline Inn, Valdez , 2 miles away

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