Private Anchorage mountain tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

425048


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. As long as a minor can endure a long drive then it should be suitable for them. But there will be no phone access while remote.

Friendly: Yes.
As long as you can get in & out of a truck you'll do fine. This is mostly a driving tour & when we make some random stops we can get out stretch our legs & do a little walking but this is the mountains so it will be on dirt roads & deep grassy hills. But its a great drive.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

8 hour drive tour of hatchers pass mining mountains


This is an 8+ hour tour that takes you from Anchorage & back.
We drive out of town through Wasilla & out to a town called Willow. From there, we drive up through the hatchers pass mining mountains.
We'll get to see awesome views from atop the mountains & beautiful streams wild berries & people regularly picking them.
We'll get to make a few stops at some great overviews & take some very nice pictures of the valley & whatever else you might see that catches your eye.

When we come out of the mountains we will drive through Palmer & back to Anchorage. Along the way, we can stop for lunch at a few different destinations depending on what you feel like for eating that day. There are some local favourites that are really good.
There might be some hang gliders or parasailers in the mountain flying around.
At the end of the day, you will be full of pictures & good times!

Itinerary

We'll start from Anchorage make a quick stop for some snacks if desired & head out of town.
Depending on what time we leave, we can do an early lunch or late breakfast when we get to the city of Wasilla, about an hour away.
We'll drive to the town of willow & make a turn into the mountains. From there, it is about 50 miles with a 9, 000 ft elevation gain.
We'll make a couple scenic stop & enjoy the nature as we drive through the pass then out into the city on the other side of the mountains.
From there, we drive home, about 175 great scenic miles total.

*Since this is a full day tour, it would be recommended to get a full nights rest before going on this adventure.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or place of stay as long as it's in Anchorage or on the way to the destination. Other charges may apply if I am required to go too far out of the way. Also, that can affect the time for the tour.

End location: You will be brought back to your place of stay to Anchorage, any place in Anchorage or a place that is on the way back to Anchorage. Out of the way destinations may be extra & will affect the time.

Duration: 8 hours

The duration can vary depending on weather conditions road construction & availability of the mountain pass being open, which is only a couple months out of the year. Also how many stops we might make, but the driving time is at least 5 hours worth.

Transportation

I have a 1-ton long bed crew cab 2007 diesel truck. The bed is covered with a roll-up cover, plenty of room for anything to be carried along. 1 passenger seat next to me & a bench seat in the back for 3.
Any questions please feel free to ask. Very comfortable fully loaded truck with leather seats.

What’s Included

Other: This tour will include plenty of stories & narration as I've spent over 20 years traversing & exploring these mountains we will enter into.
I will supply a cooler with bottled water & gas for the trip.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Usd - There really isn't much cost involved except if you want to purchase some snacks on the way.
Of course, lunch will be needed during a long day like this. The places accept all cards too.

What’s Extra

Other: Any snacks or personal items you might want.
A lunch at a local eatery.

* Depending on the weather you may need to bring proper clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, & smiles. We will discuss local weather when the time approaches. As many people know this is AK & we are not known for having accommodating weather all the time. But when it is good it's the best!

Restrictions

My truck can accommodate 4 passengers.
Hiking, cycling & mountain biking is best June through August. Also dependent on weather conditions.

Private tour guide Eric

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