— Fan Glacier Fly-In Hiking —
- 1 participant – $2,774 total
- 2 participants – $2,774 total
- 3 participants – $4,092 total
- 4 participants – $6,728 total
- 5 participants – $8,410 total
- 6 participants – $11,376 total
- 7 participants – $13,272 total
- Trip Length: 1 Day
- Minimal Experience Required, Customized based on goals & ability
- Dates: Daily from approx June 15th to September 11th, depending on conditions
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The Fan Glacier is found deep in the Chugach Mountains to the south of McCarthy. Your flight there crosses the vast Chitina River and dives into the mountains for spectacular views of alpine lakes, rivers, and glaciers on the way to your final destination. When you and your guide land, you’ll be surrounded by 2 major glaciers and several smaller ones that pour out of the ridges above.
The landscape at the Fan is other-worldly: Sand, rock, ice, and alpine swirling together to create just about every shape and color you can imagine. You can hike high up into the alpine next to a tumbling glacier for views down to the valley, or wander up the flats to the edge of the Bremner Glacier moraine. We commonly take packrafts or inflatable kayaks to the Fan Glacier, which allows us to cross the river to the north side where deep clear pools dot the rocks. In late August and early September, the Fan Glacier is one of the best spots for wild blueberries. Keep your eyes out for wildlife – bears like the berries as well!
Please consider that weather may cause delays, reroutes, or unexpected overnight trips. Although extremely unlikely, there is a small chance unfavorable weather conditions may require you and your guide to stay the night in the backcountry. On all of our Fly-In Trips, your guide will come prepared with an overnight bag that includes shelter, sleeping bags/pads, and food for your group. Your guide will also have a satellite phone in order to communicate with the flight service.
We strongly encourage advanced reservations for all of our activities. If you’re planning on heading out to the Wrangells this summer, please make a reservation today! You can easily book online yourself by clicking the orange “Book This Trip” button on the left or give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you!
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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