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From Anchorage: Glen Alps Beginner's Snowshoeing Adventure

Activity provider: Go Hike Alaska

From Anchorage: Glen Alps Beginner's Snowshoeing Adventure

Activity provider: Go Hike Alaska

From US$ 99 per person

Enjoy a compelling introduction to the art of snowshoeing in Alaska on this guided trip from Anchorage to the Glen Alps in the Chugach Mountains, snowshoes and snacks included.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See including moose, hares, lynx, birds, and other roaming wildlife
  • Get an intro to snowshoeing before exploring Anchorage's Glen Alps
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Anchorage Bowl and Cook Inlet
  • Learn about Alaska's alpine spruce forests from naturalist guides
  • Enjoy included snacks, water, snowshoes, and optional trekking gear
Full description

If you have always wanted to try snowshoeing but did not know where to begin, then look no further. On this guided tour from Anchorage, get your own snowshoes and an easy lesson before venturing out into the Glen Alps to discover the natural wonders of the area.

Snowshoeing allows you to travel easily through snow-packed terrain. After a quick introduction on how to use a snowshoe, you’ll begin by walking around the parking lot until you get comfortable using them; you will get the hang of balancing and adjusting your stance almost immediately.

After your lesson, officially begin your adventure by heading to the mountainous wonderland of the Glen Alps in the Chugach Mountains, just to the east of Anchorage. Travel approximately two miles through hemlock forests and snow-covered alpine meadows.

You will have plenty of opportunities for taking photos of the magnificent South Fork Campbell Creek Valley and other memorable spots. Keep an eye out for small mammals during your trip, as well as a few birds, or perhaps even a moose.

Includes
  • Transportation from downtown Anchorage
  • Guided snowshoe trek
  • Day packs (available upon request)
  • Trekking poles (available upon request)
  • Snowshoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
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 Egan Center. There are parking garages in the area if you need them.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Snow clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • No experience is required, but you should be able to walk at least 3 miles on flat pavement or 2.5 miles on uneven rolling terrain over the course of 2 hours. Some parts of the trail are steep and hilly, placing additional stress on areas of the body not impacted by level terrain

Product ID: 410758