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Knik River, Anchorage

Knik River, Anchorage

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Anchorage Area: Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour

1. Anchorage Area: Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour

Soar over Alaska on a spectacular helicopter ride above glaciers and icebergs. Search the skyline for moose, black bears, Dall sheep, and mountain goats. Land on a glacier snowfield and enjoy a whole hour with Alaskan sled dogs and their mushers who live here all summer long. Take the dog team for an exhilarating dog sled ride through snow, surrounded by amazing scenery. Overboots so your shoes stay dry, extra jackets and warm gear can be provided. Stand on the runners and mush your own dog team, or sit on the sled and let the mushers run the team. The length of this tour makes it perfect for any traveler. After the dogsled tour, meet the canine athletes that pulled your sled, listen to stories about running sled dog races of over a 1,000 miles long, meet the puppies and take pictures with your favorite dogs. After the dog sled experience, take a helicopter ride over the lower glaciers where you can see the blue melt pools and the crevasses on your way back to the lodge. Weather can effect the operation of this tour due to the high altitude location. if your tour is effected you will always be given options to rebook to a different tour (may involve a partial refund or increased charge depending on the newly chosen experience), option to reschedule to a different time/day or cancel for a refund.

From Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Guided Musk Ox Farm Tour

2. From Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Guided Musk Ox Farm Tour

Take a drive from Anchorage as you set out to explore the historic Musk Ox Farm nestled amongst the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. Marvel at scenic views as you drive up the Knik Arm towards the pastoral Matanuska Valley. On the way, listen as your guide shares fun facts about the area. Once you arrive at the farm, join an expert guide on a 45-minute walking tour. Learn about the farm's 60-year legacy and discover more about the history of musk oxen, their sustainable domestication, and the benefits of musk ox farming in the region. Called Oomingmak or "bearded one" by the Inupiaq people in Arctic Alaska, this Ice Age mammal once roamed the earth alongside wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. Today, the oxen are used to produce an annual harvest of qiviut, the finest wool in the world. At the end of your farm tour, hop back into the van and take the scenic road back to Downtown Anchorage.

Anchorage: Heli Snowshoe Adventure

3. Anchorage: Heli Snowshoe Adventure

An adrenaline-packed winter adventure. Enjoy a 20-minute scenic helicopter tour as the helicopter zips you over the mountains to the astonishing Knik glacier where you'll spend the next 1.5 hours romping through the snow-covered paradise, stopping to take pictures of anything that captures the imagination. What goes better together than peanut butter & jelly, salt & pepper, or a pepperoni & cheese pizza? Helicopters and snowshoes of course! It’s even better when dropped off just miles away from one of the most picturesque landscapes in Southcentral Alaska, the astonishing Knik glacier. We will spin you up to just above the tree-line and head towards an alpine wonderland on a thrilling helicopter ride. All the while, take in the sights of the glamorous Knik River Valley while listening to an in-depth narrative from your world-class pilot and guide. After reaching our destination, you will unload and strap on snowshoes. Before heading into the wild, our guide will provide tips on how to properly “shoe” if you’ve never experienced the sport. You and the guide will then spend the next 1.5 hours romping through the snow-covered paradise, stopping to take pictures of anything that captures the imagination. After taking in all the realm has to offer, you will return to the Knik River Lodge again on an exhilarating ride, exploring the valley from new angles. Provisions include a yummy snack courtesy of our local Anchorage partner “Kat’s Epic Trail Bites” (they’re naturally gluten-free).

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The best thing we did in Alaska. This felt Like a once. in a lifetime experience…. Because it was! Many people never see the glaciers from this vantage point…and it’s worth it! We climbed over water filled crevices and even drank water from them and the water was the best we’d ever had Sledding with the dogs was also an amazing experience to get a taste of what these dog sled teams do to prepare for the Iditarod

This was amazing, suggest planning it towards the end of your trip so it is a highlight. Dogs run in the Iditarod!

Amazing tour, you get to see up close some incredible and cool prehistoric looking animals

Me and my family really like it the pilot was perfect and all of the stuff

I would like to have dogsled a little more time, and longer sledding.