So…what activities do I have time for?

alaska hiking guideWe’re here to help! Whether you’re in the McCarthy-Kennecott area for a few hours or a week, the opportunities for exploration are endless! Here are some suggested activities and trip combinations based on the time you have available. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions!

Only here for a couple of hours?

A Kennecott Mill Town Tour is a great way to learn the fascinating history of mining in the area from our passionate, knowledgeable guides! This approx. 2-hour long tour is offered daily (9:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm), with an additional 11:30 am tour from July 1st – August 15th. 

Here for a half-day?

Check out the tour options below to make the most out of your time in the area!

Tour Times Offered Duration Difficulty Level
Half-Day Glacier Hike 9 am, 1 pm ~4-6 hours Moderate
Kennicott Glacier Kayaking 9:30 am, 1:30 pm ~3-4 hours Most ages & abilities welcome!

Spending a full day in McCarthy-Kennecott?

We have a variety of full-day tours depending on your interests. Click on the links below to learn more about the options!

Tour Times Offered Duration Difficulty Level
Glacier Hike/Mill Tour Combo 9 am ~7-8 hours Moderate
Full-Day Glacier Hike 9 am ~7-8 hours Moderate
Ice Climbing 9 am ~8 hours Moderate
Alpine Hike 9 am ~ 7-8 hours Moderate
Fly-In Hike Varies ~8 hours Customized based on goals/ability
Raft & Flightsee 10 am ~7 hours Minimal experience required

Here for two days?

Combine two of our day trips together or spend a night out in the backcountry!

Tour Times Offered Duration Difficulty Level
Two Day Adventure Package 9 am 2 days Moderate
Root Overnight Backpacking 9 am 2 days Moderate

Here for three or more days?

river rowing alaskaWe’d love to have you join us for a multi-day hiking or rafting trip, and have options available to accommodate most abilities, timeframes, and budgets. You’re also welcome to combine several of our day activities together to maximize your experience in Wrangell-St. Elias! Contact us for more information!


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