This tour begins and ends with a helicopter ride to skip any bushwhacking. There are a few variations to the tour which allow us to minimize or maximize altitude gain and loss depending on what type of hiking you wish to do. People considering this tour should be comfortable with heights and steep terrain, and have good balance. While most of the terrain is fairly mild, there are sections that may worry some people uneasy with heights.
Spend the whole tour away from cell phone service and people. This tour gets you isolated and able to immerse yourself in the beautiful alpine nature of Valdez, as we hike roughly 8 miles through the Chugach mountains.
Highlights of the tour include amazing mountain views, hiking through the alpine, chances to get up close to mountain goats, northern lights viewing in late August and September, beautiful lakes, and abandoned gold mines.
While we have the minimum age set to 8 on this tour, it might not be the best fit for youth that don't truly enjoy hiking and are strong enough to pack their own gear. Please talk to us when considering this for younger participants.