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Alaska whitewater, Valdez Glacier Stream

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

 

CLASS II     3 miles
  The scenic beauty of Alaska and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. This stretch of Valdez Glacier Stream is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Valdez Glacier to Richardson Highway section is one of them. This section is quite short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The average Alaska
    whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The campgrounds here at Valdez Glacier Stream are pretty good. The
river winds through the Chugach Mountains and you get great scenery. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
The high level of
 
precipitation makes Valdez Glacier Stream a relatively wet place. The month of September is the wettest with most of the rain; June is when it's the driest. For the period of the summertime highs here at Valdez Glacier Stream get into the 60's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 40's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 20's, and after the sun is down throughout the wintertime temperatures at Valdez Glacier Stream descend into the 10's.

Valdez Glacier Stream, Valdez Glacier to Richardson Highway road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Valdez Glacier Stream.
 Whitewater Near Valdez Glacier Stream:
Whitewater Outfitter - Keystone Raft & Kayak Adventures, Valdez Cordova Borough, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Valdez Glacier Stream, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 2 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (Valdez Glacier to Richardson Highway)
Mineral Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 5.5 miles long (Upper Canyon to coast)
Mineral Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Mineral Creek Road to Lower Canyon)
Whitewater Outfitter - Keystone Outfitters, Valdez Cordova Borough, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 19 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Below Keystone Canyon)
Browns Creek, Near Valdez Borough, 21 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Browns Creek Canyon)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 24 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Keystone Canyon)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 28 miles away
      Class III+ - 12 miles long (Tsina Glacier to Tsina Lodge on Richardson Highway)
Tazlina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 29 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 45 miles long (Tazlina Lake to Copper River)
 Hotels Near Valdez Glacier Stream:
Valdez Harbor Inn, Valdez , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn, Valdez , 10 miles away
Mountain Sky Hotel And Suites, Valdez , 10 miles away
Totem Inn, Valdez , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Valdez Glacier Stream:
Bayside Rv Park, Valdez, 2 miles away
Valdez Mobile Home and RV Park, Valdez, 2 miles away
Bear Creek Cabins and RV Park, Valdez, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Valdez Glacier Stream:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 63 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Valdez Glacier Stream:
Pipeline Inn, Valdez , 10 miles away

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