Experience all that Alaska has to offer in just two days!
Our Two-Day Adventure Package combines our three most popular day activities at a discounted price. Do a Half-Day Glacier Hike along with our Raft & Flightsee day trip and get the Kennecott Town Tour for free!
Hike on one of the most beautiful glaciers in Alaska, where you’ll see blue pools, canyons, crevasses, and moulins. For more details on this hike, go to our Half-Day Glacier Hike page. End your day by exploring the old mining town of Kennecott with a highly trained interpretive guide who will bring the history to light as well as explain details of the fascinating mining process from the early 20th century. For more details about this tour, go to our Kennecott Mill Town Tour page.
Raft down the surging and fast Class II Kennicott River, enjoy a multi-course lunch on a riverside gravel bar, and wind your way through the spectacular Class III Nizina Canyon all before being picked up by a bush plane for a breath-taking flight home over the rivers and glaciers of the Kennicott Valley. For more details, go to our Raft & Flightsee page.
The order in which you do your activities will vary depending on the flight services availability. If you have a preference, please let us know and we will try to accommodate it!
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!
Daily from June 15th – September 1st
Must be age 8 or older for rafting
Limited availability – maximum 12 guests to 2 guides for rafting
- Experience everything Alaska has to offer in just two days!
- Hike on the incredible Root Glacier
- Raft down glacially-fed rivers and see unique geography
- Explore the historic townsite of Kennecott, Alaska
- Fly in a bush plane for incredible aerial views!
- Experienced and knowledgeable guide
- Rafting – Neoprene top, rain boots, and a PFD (personal floatation device)
- Glacier Hike – Crampons
- Roundtrip transportation!
What’s Not Included?
Once you book your trip, you’ll receive a confirmation with all the information you need!
Come prepared with the following for Glacier Hiking:
- Rain Gear – Both jacket and pants!
- Extra Layers – Warm sweater and/or jacket
- Hat and Light Gloves – Gloves are used to protect your hands from the jagged ice!
- Sunglasses and Sunscreen – The reflective nature of the glacier makes these an absolute necessity!
- Hiking Boots or Other Sturdy Walking Shoes
- Lunch, Snacks, and a Water Bottle
- Camera/Phone to Take Pictures!
- Backpack – Please make sure it is big enough to carry your extra layers, lunch, water, and the crampons we lend you
Come prepared with the following for Rafting:
- Rain Gear – both jacket and pants!
- Warm Layers – NO COTTON!
- Warm Hat and Sun Hat
- Sunglasses and Sunscreen
- Rain/Rubber Boots – We do have loaner boots available if needed. The shoes you arrive in will be stored in a waterproof bag if they are not waterproof.
- Water Bottle – lunch is provided!
- Camera/Phone to Take Pictures!
Absolutely! We recommend joining us for a Full-Day Glacier Hike if you’d like to jump into a Blue Pool, as the pools are not always accessible on a Half-Day Glacier Hike. If you’re interested in jumping into a Blue Pool, you may want to bring a bathing suit, change of clothes, and towel. But don’t worry, if you forget a suit or change of clothes, you can always jump in the buff!
Wondering what a Blue Pool is? It’s an area on a glacier where water collects. The water in the pool emits a beautiful turquoise color! These pools can often be very deep – perfect for diving into or doing a big old-fashioned cannonball!
We do not recommend trekking poles for the glacier portion of your trek. Trekking poles can be helpful for the 2-mile hike to the glacier, but are not required or necessary for all hikers. If you decide to bring trekking poles with you for your trek, please make sure they can easily break down so that you can store them on/in your pack while exploring the glacier.
Tipping is customary in the guiding industry and always appreciated. Our guides are paid professionals but tips make up a significant portion of their income and can go a long way toward making guiding a feasible long-term career choice. For our day trips, a good estimate is between 10% and 20% of the trip cost. So if you go on a day hike or climb with us, that would come to between $10 and $35 per person, depending on the trip and the percentage. As in any industry, your tip should be based on the service you feel you received. If you had the time of your life, the sky’s the limit! You can tip your guides in cash, via Venmo or you can leave a gratuity on your card. If your trip includes a flight you should plan on tipping your pilot independently, any amount that you pre-tip will go to your guide directly. Thank you for considering this ahead of time!
Meet the incredible guides that are the heart of our trips!
Who are the guides that make up the St. Elias Alpine Guides team? They are a diverse and competent group of people from all across the country. Their extensive outdoor experience, wilderness medical training, and great personalities make them stand out from the crowd. We put them through a thorough training program unique to our area – glaciology lessons, backcountry navigation, and training trips on the slopes of the Wrangell Mountains add to our guides’ abilities to adapt and dominate in the diverse terrain of WSENP. From a glacier hike to an 8-day expedition, they’ll be sure to make it a trip of a lifetime!
Because our schedule is as dynamic as the environment we live in, we usually assign guides the night before for our Day Trips. And while we can’t guarantee who your guide will be – we love and trust every one of them and we know you will too!