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Brooks Range Rafting Trips

Porcupine River Float Trip

Join Double Shovel Outfitters on a wilderness Brooks Range river rafting trip during the long days of summer. We offer fully guided float adventures on the upper Porcupine River in June and July. The Porcupine River is rich with geological beauty, wildlife and native history. We float approximately 75 miles of the Porcupine river, beginning in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

As the Porcupine River meanders through the steep canyons of the upper ramparts, every bend reveals a extraordinary new vistas.  The 500 feet of vertical rock cliff that encompasses the water line creates a back drop of varied colors from white, red, black and yellow.  The river changes from wide sluggish sections to narrow rapids dotted with boulders and standing waves.


As the river leaves the southern foothills of the Brooks Range, it enters the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. The diverse boreal forest and boreal forest habitat attracts moose, caribou grizzly, black bear, wolves, wolverine, lynx, beaver and a large selection of water fowl and raptors. Anglers will appreciate opportunities to fish for arctic grayling, shellfish, whitefish, and northern pike.

This float is ideal for those who enjoy a slow-paced trip. We focus on sharing an experience of a lifetime.  We take our time and allow time to explore the area, watch for wildlife, and take pictures. Every bend of the river that we call home holds beauty and history that is worth appreciating.

The Porcupine River trip is a custom trip for 1 to three guests and one guide offered in June or July. Dates can be arranged to meet your group’s schedule. The trip length is typically 7 days.

The trip price is $6000 for a private, single person float trip. For groups of two or three, the cost is $5500 per person. Price includes guide, transportation to and from the river from Fairbanks, outfitting with camping and kitchen equipment, food, rafting gear, lifejackets and paddles or oars,