Tour Highlights

  • Day hikes in four different mountain ranges and explorations of three glaciers
  • Our nation’s largest National Park, the incomparable Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • Hatcher Pass and end-of-the-road delights of McCarthy, Valdez and Hope
  • Glacier hiking with crampons on the Matanuska Glacier
  • Crossing of Prince William Sound by ferry
  • 4 nights lodging; 3 nights camping at our own secluded creekside inholding near McCarthy
  • Optional: flightseeing; river rafting; and ice climbing in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Note: An independent Denali excursion can be added to this itinerary if desired.

Alaska Wild Adventure Tour Map

Wild Alaska Adventure Abbreviated Itinerary

Day 1 Anchorage – Matanuska Glacier: travel through Palmer to the high country of Hatcher Pass; explore extensive Independence Mine Historical Park; lunch above treeline; continue eastward for an otherworldly trek on the Matanuska Glacier (w/crampons!); dinner overlooking the glacier; overnight cabins of Nelchina Lodge

Day 2 Nelchina – McCarthy: volcanoes of Sanford, Drum and Blackburn enroute to the Visitor’s Center of the Wrangell – St. Elias National Park (our country’s largest Park!); picnic by Liberty Falls; follow abandoned railroad grade to heart of park; private riverside camp near McCarthy; glacial moraine evening hike

Day 3 McCarthy/Kennicott: travel four miles to abandoned town/mine of Kennicott; exploration; hike to the Root Glacier and onto the face; continue along lateral moraine to the Erie Mine; dinner in the ghost town of McCarthy; campfire, riverside camp

Day 4 McCarthy: scheduled hike up the west side of the valley/glaciers; optional day rafting on the Kennicott River w/bush plane pickup, or optional flightseeing; evening island stroll; riverside camp

Day 5 McCarthy – Valdez: morning forested hike in the Crystalline Hills; depart Park and cross spectacular Thompson Pass; arrive coastal Valdez for exploration/museum; B & B

Day6 Valdez-Hope: board ferry for spectacular trip across Prince William Sound to Whittier, passing Columbia Glacier; drive through mountain tunnels; road through Kenai Mtns. to end of the road frontier town of Hope; overnight Discovery Cabins along Bear Creek

Day 7 Hope: day hike to alpine lake country high in the Kenai Mountains; evening barbecue; “wildlife” of oceanside watering hole favorite, the Seaview Bar; overnight in Discovery Cabins

Day8 Hope-Anchorage: optional gold panning; museum; travel to Girdwood; rainforest hike along Winner Creek; lunch at Alyeska Bakery; late afternoon return to Anchorage

Note: An independent Denali excursion can be added to the itinerary if desired


2017 Tour Dates & Pricing

Dates Trip Code Comments
June 4 – June 11 8W1
June 22 – June 29 8W2
July 5 – July 12 8W3
July 15 – July 22 8W4
Aug 5 – Aug 12 8W5
Aug 14 – Aug 21 8W6
Cost per person: $2725
Group Size: Maximum of 8
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Thanks again for leading us on an adventure through the last frontier. It took me a while when we got home to get used to seeing more robins than bald eagles, no moose wandering along the streets and seeing the stars when it actually got dark!
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