Kennicott Glacier Kayaking

Alaska Glacier Kayaking Trip

You'll start your day with a leisurely walk from our base in McCarthy to the lake at the toe of the Kennicott Glacier. During the half mile hike to the lake, your guide will share interesting local natural and human history, with a focus on the geology and glaciology you are about to experience up close.

When you reach the lake, after a brief safety talk, you'll launch your kayaks and head off. The route changes daily, depending on the location of the best scenery, icebergs and cliffs. As you go, your guide will explain aspects of the glacial features you are seeing, and how this surreal landscape was formed. There are spectacular views up the valley towards Mt. Blackburn, the Stairway Icefall and the town of Kennecott. Part way through the paddle we'll stop for some hot drinks.

These trips launch every day and reservations are highly recommended as we have limited capacity. Individuals, couples, friends, and families are all welcome!

Highlights Include:

  • Paddling past icebergs
  • Fascinating stark landscape of rock and ice
  • Views of the 7,000ft high Stairway Icefall and 16,394ft Mt. Blackburn
  • Knowledgable guides with lots of information to share!

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