Alaska River Trips: Talachulitna River & Coal Creek | Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

River Trips in Alaska

Located moments from some of the best river country in North America, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the perfect jumping-off point for epic Alaska river trips. We can easily access many nearby rivers by helicopter in a matter of minutes. Our river trips include something for all types of water sports adventurers, whether you want epic white water rafting or scenic river rafting and fishing. Browse the information below to learn more about the different types of river trips we offer. To reserve a package, fill out our Inquiry Form.

a group of people rafting coal creek in the tordrillo mountains

River Floats & White Water Rafting

Our helicopters provide an easy flight to the best section of the beautiful rivers on Tordrillo Mountain: Talachulitna River and Coal Creek. Whether you want an epic white water rafting experience, or a peaceful river float ride with no rapids, our one-day Alaska river trips can provide you with the water adventure that’s right for you. Our experienced guides will navigate your boat through class 3-4 whitewater, or mix it up with a little fishing to top things off. We provide all the gear needed for a warm and comfortable Alaska kayaking and rafting experience. Have a larger group? We have multiple rafts for a group river experience.

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River Float Fishing

Want to experience more than just kayaking and white water rafting? You’re in luck. When you choose a heli rafting package, access to our fishing equipment is included in your package. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or wetting a line for the first time, these remote waters provide an unforgettable experience. Expect the waters to always be interesting with our access to rainbow trout, king salmon and silver salmon. Enjoy float fishing in Alaska with our knowledgeable and experienced guides. Contact us today to inquire about our summer packages and book accommodations.

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Water Sports on Judd Lake, Alaska

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is located on the banks of the Talachulitna River and right on Judd Lake, making it the perfect place for all types of water sports like canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding, and foil boarding. With the long daylight hours, water sports are a great summer highlight at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. All of the lake-based activities and river activities are an ideal experience for families and first-timers alike. Come enjoy the water with us!

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Alaska River Trip FAQs

What do you wear for whitewater rafting?

When you choose a heli rafting package, all the necessary gear for white water rafting is included. We’ll outfit you with life vests, helmets, and more to stay safe during your rafting adventure.

How many people fit in a raft?

Rafts for white water rafting are designed to fit 5-7 people. If you have a large group we have multiple rafts available for a group river trip.

How far is Tordrillo Mountain Lodge from the rivers?

Talachulitna river is just minutes from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge when traveling by helicopter.


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A group of guests from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge get dropped off by helicopter for a day of Alaska rafting.

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What Others Are Saying

“Positioned at one of the most diverse mountain ranges in Alaska, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is a true bucket list destination for all sports enthusiasts. Located in the foothills of the Tordrillo Mountain range on the crystal clear Judd Lake and the opening of the Talachulitna River, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers up the most exclusive heli-fishing/heli-skiing and glacier hiking experiences in the entire U.S.”


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