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The Snake River is an intermediate whitewater river in the remote alpine region of northeast Yukon. The Snake is known for exciting, but manageable, whitewater and exceptional hiking. Access to the surrounding mountains is often easier than on other northern canoeing expeditions. The scenery is spectacularly diverse – with painted mountains, green valleys, craggy glaciated spires, rocky scree slopes, canyons, and austere grey alps.
The river starts fast and shallow, and features rock gardens, small canyons, and tight corners. At Reptile Creek, there is a great hike to Painted Mountain. The river then widens, and the current eases. This relaxing paddling is interspersed with moments of high excitement when the river offers a challenging rapid or a technical run through a canyon. We emerge from the river channels to our take-out point at the confluence with the Peel River.
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