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From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Guided Alpine Trek

Activity provider: Go Hike Alaska

From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Guided Alpine Trek

Activity provider: Go Hike Alaska

From US$ 149 per person

Embark on a quintessential guided Alaska hiking experience through Chugach State Park. Ascend to heights offering 360-degree breathtaking views of Anchorage and the interior of the Chugach Mountains.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Trek one of Chugach State Park's finest ridgelines with an expert guide
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Anchorage and the interior of the Chugach Mountains
  • Learn about Alaska's alpine forests and tundra environment from a naturalist
  • Be on the lookout for wildlife including bear, sheep, marmot and bald eagles
Full description

Enjoy a classic Alpine hike in Chugach State Park as you admire the scenic views around Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Gaze at deep, glaciated, u-shaped valleys, and giant ridgelines defining the landscape.

Start the day by meeting your expert guide at the meeting point in Anchorage. Travel by minivan to the trailhead, before setting off on your hiking adventure. Trek through pristine, treeless, tundra loaded with vegetation that you can touch, taste, and feel.

On the way, keep a look out for native animal species including moose, Dall sheep, mountain goats, or maybe even a bear. Try to spot reclusive small mammals like arctic squirrels and marmots. You may also see birds soaring overhead, such as bald eagles, thrushes, chickadees, and jays.

Learn about the native flora and fauna from your expert guide. Enjoy plenty of stops to enjoy the amazing scenery, with panoramic views all around you. On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Denali hundreds of miles away.

After a full day of hiking, head back to the bus for a convenient transfer back to central Anchorage.

Includes
  • Transportation from downtown Anchorage
  • Hiking guide
  • Backpack (available upon request)
  • Trekking poles (available upon request)
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Pickup from hotels and accommodation
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center. There are parking garages in the area if you need them.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you have a small amount of hiking experience before attempting this hike, or, be in good physical condition
  • Participants should be able to walk at least 8 miles on flat pavement, or 5 miles of uneven rolling terrain over the course of 4 hours
  • Parts of the trail are steep and hilly, placing additional stress on areas of the body not impacted by level terrain
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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July 18, 2022

The guide Rebecca slowed the pace down for me and taught me about the vegetation and was friendly and personable. She didn’t make the activity a race but an experience. Thank you.

July 8, 2022

July 5, 2022

Product ID: 410803