KNIK GLACIER FULL-DAY ADVENTURE
$400 per driver / $285 per passenger
Downtown Anchorage shuttle included
Great for Most Ages
(be aware, there will be bouncing and dirt)
DURATION: 6 - 8+ HOURS
Varies with trail conditions
40 mile drive to the trailhead
Approximately 50 trail miles round trip
Well-defined trail with water crossings, mud bogs, small hill climbs and trail obstacles
Our world famous 49th State Salmon Quesadillas
If you prefer veggie, gluten/dairy-free, paleo, or have allergies, let us know when you book and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Water Crossings, Dirt and Mud
Up-Close Glacier Views
Moose, Wolves, Dahl Sheep, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, and Other Wildlife
The Knik Glacier, located on the northern edge of the Chugach Mountains, is over 28 miles long and 5 miles across, making it one of Southcentral Alaska's greatest rivers of ice. This is our first choice tour for adventurers wanting an amazing and truly Alaskan experience.
The glacier lies at the end of a beautiful 22 mile long ATV trail where you’ll enjoy an Alaskan meal and hot drinks before the ride back. This amazing trail covers many different environments; wooded forest, sand dunes, dried riverbeds, meadows and a glacial lake. Along the way, you will see Knik Glacier, Knik River, Pioneer Peak, Jim Creek, Friday Creek, Metal Creek, and finally, iceberg-filled Lake George. The trail itself is well-defined yet rugged. You'll cross streams and other obstacles as our expert guides show you the way. Please be aware that Knik River is currently on the move. River conditions will dictate how close we get to the glacier.
Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking for adventure or a family group looking for a very fun day trip, this is the trail you want. The vast trail system here allows us to cater the experience to you and your current offroading skill level.
As with all of our trails… be prepared! Dress warm, wear clothes you don't mind getting muddy and wear multiple layers (no open-toed shoes, rainboots are preferred). Helmets, goggles and gloves will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
When scheduling, please let us know and allow additional time if you need to make a flight or other scheduled connection.
Shuttle service to and from the downtown Anchorage Visitor Information Center is included from May 15 to August 15. Shuttle service for other locations within the Anchorage bowl or from August 16 to May 14 is available for a fee.
Wolf Point Update:
Wolf Point is a rock outcropping that is our "half way" point on the trail. It is also a narrow pinch-point where the trail is “pinched” between the mountain and Knik River. We had a major earthquake this winter which will cause changes in the path of Knik River throughout the summer. This may cause the river to wash out the trail at Wolf Point. However, so far things are holding steady and the riding is great! If Wolf Point does wash out, we will still have opportunities to see Knik Glacier in the distance, but access to the moraine will be cut off. If you have a full-day tour booked with us, we will contact you. Full-day tours will be shortened to half-day tours with the difference refunded.