The Wildland Glacier Tour delivers glaciers in all shapes and sizes. Highlights include the largest accessible glacier in Alaska, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Valdez, and Prince William Sound. Hike on a glacier, ice climb, hike around a ghost town, sea kayak to the face of a glacier, the choice is yours. Finally, we'll ferry across Prince William Sound past the massive Columbia Glacier.
We’ll depart Anchorage in the morning and head to the largest road accesable glacier in Alaska. We'll camp within walking distance of the Matanuska Glacier
Scenic drive to Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Our destination within the park is McCarthy, near the Kennecott copper mines. En route we’ll stop along the famous Alaska Pipeline, cross the mighty Copper River and travel the old railway path to McCarthy.
We’ll camp at the end of the unpaved McCarthy Road near the Kennicott River. A short walk across a footbridge brings us into McCarthy and, 4 miles up the hill (shuttle services available), the old town of Kennicott. The turn of the century architecture of the copper mills in Kennicott is impressive even by today’s standards.
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A full day to explore the park.
Recreational opportunities include glacier hiking, ice climbing, flight seeing, river rafting, historic mine tours and great day hikes.
Scenic drive to Valdez. En route we’ll see the Alaska Pipeline and stop at the road accessible Worthington glacier for a short hike. Later, we’ll cross scenic Thompson Pass and arrive in Valdez in time to explore the harbor.
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Valdez is located at the base of the towering Chugach Mountains on the shores of Prince William Sound and is often referred to as the “Little Switzerland” of Alaska.
Optional recreational activities include sea kayaking, river rafting, helicopter tours, glacier/wildlife cruises and fishing.
We’ll look for wildlife and enjoy magnificent glacial scenery as we travel the Alaska State Ferry across Prince William Sound on our way to Hope.
Hope is the best preserved gold rush community in Alaska. Optional activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, and hiking.
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