Alpine Hikes

Alaska day hikes with expert guides to local mines and ridges near Kennecott-McCarthy

Do you love to climb up above the trees for that bird’s eye view of the valley? Interested in checking out some of the human history of the area as it is re-absorbed back into nature? Want to scramble up to a rocky ridge and stand on top of the world? Join us for a day hike out of Kennecott!

Our day hike options are a great way to explore Alaska’s natural scenery and learn about the history of our area.

Trip Details

Price: 95
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 24th to September 15th, 2014
Price: 95
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 24th to September 15th, 2014
Price: 95
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 24th to September 15th, 2014