Alaska Day Hikes – Single-Day Adventures

While 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 Alaska day 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.

We also offer Custom hikes for groups wishing to have their own private guide.  This option is great for photographers, families, or folks with travel time constraints. With a private guide, you can dictate the pace of your hike, and have the ultimate flexibility for your trip. Contact us for custom pricing!

Trip Details


Kennecott Mill Town Tour

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.

Price : $28

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Half Day Glacier Hike

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!

Price : $90

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Ice Climbing

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.

Price : $145

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Full Day Glacier Hike

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!

Price : $120

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Raft and Flightsee

Raft three Alaskan rivers, get picked up by bush plane, and enjoy a flightsee on the way back. Expect incredible views and a day full of adventure!

Price : $325

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Kennicott Glacier Kayak

Paddle your own inflatable kayak along the rocky "moonscape" at the toe of the Kennicott Glacier...

Price : $95

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Ice Cave Exploration

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... No pre-bookings.

Price : $95

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : July, August, September

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Jumbo Mine

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.

Price : $100

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Erie Mine

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.

Price : $100

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : For the Fit and Experienced

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Bonanza Mine

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!

Price : $100

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Wrangell Plateau Fly-In Hiking

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.

Price : $795

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Tebay Lake Fly-In Kayaking – New for 2018!

Enjoy a breathtaking bush plane flight to the serene waters of Tebay Lake, where you can spend the day hiking meadows of tundra, or paddling through it's crystalline waters.

Price : $995

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Nizina Glacier Fly-In Hiking

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.

Price : $595

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Kennicott Glacier Fly-In Hiking

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.

Price : $435

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Iceberg Lake Fly-In Hiking

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.

Price : $795

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : July, August, September

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Fan Glacier Fly-In Hiking

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.

Price : $775

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : July, August, September

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Nizina Glacier Fly-In Kayaking

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.

Price : $695

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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Backcountry Skills Seminar

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. Schedule this seminar the day before you leave on your trip, and then tackle the Wrangell-St. Elias backcountry with confidence. Spend a day with a guide and receive expert instruction!

Price : Varies - Contact us for details

Length : Single Day Adventures

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!, Customized Based on Goals and Ability

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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