Let our naturalist guide take you on a half-day hike in the Chugach Mountains, the wilderness area most accessible to Anchorage! You’ll explore the coastal alpine range on a trip customized to your interests and fitness level.
What to Expect
Explore Alaska’s unique coastal alpine mountain range with a naturalist guide who will tailor the hike to your fitness level. You’ll see and learn about the flora and fauna of the area, its geology, and about animal tracks as well.
Some of the sites you’ll take in during this half-day adventure include Mt. McKinley, the Cook Inlet and the Turnagain Arm. You’ll see glaciated volcanoes and wildlife such as bear, moose, marmot, red fox and migratory birds, and many more.
Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will ensure that your excursion includes plenty of new experiences. You’ll learn to identify bird songs and animal behavior, and also learn about the history of Alaskan and Native Peoples.
In most cases the hikes begin at the Glen Alps Trailhead. The starting point and location of the hike may be modified, however, based on conditions, safety, activity level, and your special interests – such as birding, photography or whale migration, for example.
- Transportation (hotel pick-up and drop-off)
- Natural history interpretation
- Rain gear
- Water & snack
Know Before You Go
One departure daily.
Ages: 7 and up.
Children’s rate applies to kids under 11 years old.
Advanced reservations of at least 1 week are recommended.
This trip operates in all weather conditions.