Single-Day Adventures

alaska glacier hikingWhile you’re visiting the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, come join us for a fun filled day of glacier hiking, river rafting, learning to ice climb, history tours through the historic copper mining town of Kennecott, or exploring the surrounding ridges on an alpine hike. For a true wilderness experience, our guided fly-in hikes take you to the heart of the Alaskan backcountry. And, for those looking to further their knowledge of the outdoors, join our experienced mountain guides for a backcountry skills seminar. We’re excited to show you around this remote corner of Alaska. We offer some discounts for people who do multiple activities.

For those of you looking for even more adventure check out our overnight glacier adventures and short hiking and backpacking trips.

The prices listed are for small group trips at set times.
Custom times and private pricing are available – just contact us for details!

Trip Details

Price: $90 adult/$70 child
Trip Length: 4-6 hours Difficulty: Minimal experience required
Our half day Root Glacier Hikes are accessible for anyone who can hike 5-6 miles, and you will see amazing glacier features such as blue pools, waterfalls, canyons, crevasses and more. Best Glacier Hiking in Alaska!
Dates
Offered daily at 9am from May 27th to September 10th, 2017.
Other start times and/or custom/private trips available - inquire with us for details!
Price: $120 adult/$100 child
Trip Length: 8 hours Difficulty: Moderate
Spend a full day on the Root Glacier exploring features such as crevasses, blue pools, canyons, waterfalls, moulins and caves. Hike to where Donoho Falls pours under the cracking edge of the glacier and/or explore the Jumbo Creek ice cave, where you will be surrounded by blue ice. 8-10 miles of hiking in approximately 8 hours. Best day hike in Alaska!
Dates
Offered daily at 9am from May 27th to September 10th, 2017.
Custom/private trips available - inquire with us for details!
Custom times may be available.
Price: $95 adult/$75 child
Trip Length: 3-4 hours Difficulty: For the fit & experienced
Scramble down UNDER the edge of the glacier to be surrounded by surreal blue ice! This 3-4 hour scramble is for experienced hikers sure on their feet and willing to get wet and dirty for an amazing experience...
Dates
Daily from July 1st to September 10th, 2017, depending on conditions
NO PRE-BOOKING!
*Earlier season trips unlikely due to conditions - check with us!*
*This trip may NOT be booked in advance - sign up when you arrive!*
Price: $145 adult/$125 child
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: Moderate
If you want to experience the thrill of ice climbing in Alaska, this is the trip for you. Set amidst the stunning beauty of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the Root Glacier offers the perfect venue for people of all ages and skill levels to participate in this exciting and rewarding sport.
Dates
Offered daily at 9am from May 27th to September 10th, 2017.
Custom/private trips available - inquire with us for details!
Price: $325 adult/$275 child
Trip Length: 7 hours Difficulty: Minimal experience required
Our Three River Raft and Flightsee trip is a great Alaska river trip for families, solo adventurers, couples and just about anyone! Class II-III rapids, great views, a fresh and tasty lunch, the Nizina River Canyon, and topped off by a bush plane landing on the gravel bar for your ride back home over glaciers and mountains.
Dates
Offered Daily at 10am
June 1st to September 3rd, 2017
Price: $95 adult/$75 child
Trip Length: 3-4 hours Difficulty: All ages & abilities welcome!
Paddle your own inflatable kayak along the rocky "moonscape" at the toe of the Kennicott Glacier...
Dates
Offered Daily at 9:30am and 2:30pm
June 1st to September 3rd, 2017
Price: $650
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: All ages & abilities welcome!
Take a bush plane flight deep into the Wrangell Mountains backcountry, and then spend the day paddling your own inflatable kayak among the icebergs of breathtaking Nizina Lake.
Dates
Daily from June 1st to September 11th, 2017
Price: $28 adult/$14 child
Trip Length: 2 hours Difficulty: All ages & abilities welcome!
Come see what it was like to live and work in this remote wilderness as you tour the town site with one of our knowledgeable guides; listening to tales of lucky fortunes, tenacious frontiersmen, and tragic endings. And, you’ll even be able to explore INSIDE the 14-story concentration mill and several other industrial buildings as our guide service holds the exclusive concession with the National Park Service to enter them.
Dates
Three times a day from May 27th to September 10th, 2017: 9:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
Additional tour time of 11:30am from July 1st to August 15th, 2017.
Custom times available on request for groups of 8 or more.
Price: $100
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: Moderate
Follow a wagon road then foot trail 4,000 vertical feet above Kennecott for spectacular views of the valley, Root Glacier, Donoho Peak and Mt. Blackburn. Visit the historic Bonanza Mine site and imagine what it was like to live and work there!
Dates
Daily from May 27th* to September 10th, 2017
*There may be snow up high in early season
Price: $100
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: Moderate
Don your hiking shoes and climb over 4,000 vertical feet from Kennecott to the bunkhouse at the Jumbo Mine. Leave the trail and head up a rock glacier into a broad cirque and beyond to the jagged ridge. Along the way visit the tram angle station and fields of wildflowers.
Dates
Daily from May 27th* to September 10th, 2017
*Early and late season trips may have snow up high
Price: $100
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: For the fit & experienced
Walk 4 miles along the Root Glacier, then head UP, steep UP, to where the Erie Mine bunkhouse is amazingly perched on a cliff above the Root Glacier. Steep and challenging climb is rewarded with stunning views of the Stairway Icefall and the Kennicott Valley.
Dates
Daily from May 27th* to September 10th, 2017
*Early season snow may prevent trip due to rock-fall
Price: $410
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
Land in the "Fosse", a small valley between steep green alpine and the mighty Kennicott Glacier. With stunning views of Mt. Blackburn and surrounding peaks and glaciers as your backdrop, explore the alpine and ice of this vast wilderness.
Dates
Daily from approx June 15th to September 10th, depending on conditions
Price: $550
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
Land next to a lake full of icebergs with banks covered in wild-flowers. Hike along the glacier's edge or the banks of the river or climb into the alpine for waterfalls and views of the valley below.
Dates
Daily from June 1st to September 17th, 2016
Price: $635
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
Surrounded by magnificent hanging glaciers, huge alpine peaks, and home to caribou, dall sheep, and bear, Skolai Pass is an ideal destination for a guided fly-in day hike in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Dates
Daily from approx. June 25th to September 10th, depending on conditions
Price: $680
Trip Length: 1 day Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
Fly deep into the Chugach Mountains to land between the Fan and Bremner Glaciers. Fabulous alpine hiking, great blueberries (in the fall!), and crystal swimming holes nestled in glacial moraine.
Dates
Daily from approx July 1st to September 10th, depending on conditions
Price: $680
Trip Length: 1 day Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
Fly deep into the Chugach Mountains by bush plane and land in a valley surrounded by hanging glaciers at the edge of the Bagley Icefield. Moderate to strenuous hiking in spectacular scenery.
Dates
Daily from approx. July 1 to September 10, depending on conditions
Price: $740
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
With breathtaking views in every direction, hiking out at Wrangell Plateau is perfect for folks of all ages and abilities. Enjoy the icy magnitude of Mt. Wrangell, an active volcano of 13,887 feet, while you hike across the alpine tundra.
Dates
Daily from approx. June 25th to September 10th, depending on conditions
Price: $415 adult/$345 child
Trip Length: 2 days Difficulty: Minimal experience required
Combine our Half-day Glacier Hike, Kennecott Town Tour and Raft & Flightsee Trip for 2 days of great activities at a discounted price!
Dates
June 1st - Sept 3rd, 2017
Price: Varies - Contact us for details
Trip Length: 1 Day Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
This seminar is perfect for those who are planning to backpack through the Alaskan backcountry without a guide, but would like instruction in glacier travel, stream crossings, bear safety, and navigation. Spend a day with a guide and receive expert instruction!
Dates
Offered daily at 9am from May 27th to September 10th, 2017.