Half-day Glacier Hike

Best Glacier Hiking in Alaska!

Our Root Glacier hike is most likely the best day hiking trip in Alaska, and almost certainly the best glacier hiking in Alaska! After meeting your guide and getting fitted for crampons, you'll start out on the 2 mile hike to the "white ice" of the Root. Along the way your guide will share interesting details on the local natural and human history. Once on the ice you will explore other-worldly formations unlike anything else you have ever seen: blue pools, waterfalls, canyons, crevasses and moulins - holes drilled hundreds of feet deep into the ice by the flowing meltwater.

Trip Highlights:

  • Moderate hike to the glacier (with some steep sections), suitable for anyone who can hike approximately 5 - 6 miles
  • Amazing glacial formations such as blue pools, canyons and crevasses
  • Knowledgeable guides who will share detailed information on local natural and human history
  • Stunning views of the 7,000ft high Stairway Icefall and 16,394ft Mt. Blackburn

There is no set route so you and your guide can explore what is most interesting to you. After a picnic lunch on the ice (we'll bring pads for you to sit on), you'll head back by a different route and return on the trail to Kennecott. Glacier Hiking in Alaska at it's finest!

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