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Alaska Backcountry Access LLC

PO Box 1721, Girdwood, AK 99587
907-783-3600
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Ranked #4 of 11 activities in Girdwood
Type: Tours
Owner description: Alaska Backcountry Access LLC is a multi-sport adventure company dedicated to providing unique activities for small groups and families in the Chugach... more » Owner description: Alaska Backcountry Access LLC is a multi-sport adventure company dedicated to providing unique activities for small groups and families in the Chugach National Forest. Andy Morrison lives and guides in Girdwood year-round and his backcountry pursuits shape the operation. Finding the real Alaska is difficult so let the guides at Alaska Backcountry Access share their backyard with you. Get away from the crowds, off the beaten path and into world class, backcountry adventure! Specializing in jetboating, canyoneering, rafting, gold panning, hiking, kayaking, ski trekking, snowmobiling, Iditarod and sled dog mushing. « less
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Willits, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I took the jet boat blue ice tour of the 20 mile River and it was a blast. Andy was great and informative and personable. We even got to walked out on land and walk up 2 the glacier and touch it. We saw two bald eagles along the way. The scenery was amazing. Worth every penny.... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We signed up for this excursion on our recent Alaskan Cruisetour, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Owner and boat captain Andy provided us with a fun, scenic and at times thrilling boat ride upriver to the beautiful and scenic Carmen Lake. We had some time to explore the shoreline, walk on the lower section of... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Today was the most amazing trip we've had in Alaska. Andy was very friendly, greeting us at the resort and providing local insight in the Girdwood Area. He provided extra layers of clothes and waterproof pants and coats for us to use. Riding the jet-boat up the 20 mile river, we were immersed in the backcountry between large mountain chains... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were able to go on the glacier snowmachine tour with Andy and a few of his employees and the trip was absolutely amazing! Andy really listened to everything I wanted when we were exchanging e-mails and texts before the trip, and he really came through with a tour that was mind-blowing and personalized. I think he really likes the... More

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San Diego
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I happened upon Andy while photographing the hooligan fish run. After talking briefly with Andy about his tour, I was all-in. Taking the jetboat up the river and back, and kayaking on the pristine lake at the end of the 20 mile river run, and looking at the myriad eagles along the way, made for the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Andy and Mr.D were awesome! We signed up for the Dog Sledding and snowmobiling and the dogs were so much fun as well as informative! Mr. D took us around, gave us some background history about dog sledding, let us visit his kennel and answered all of our questions. (We always have lots). Although we have never met this guy,... More

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Petaluma, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went on the 20 mile jet boat ride and it was spectacular. We went up about three different rivers. A trip up one river arrived at a beautiful lake that was surrounded by mountains and was fed by a glacier. Zooming across the water early in the morning was spectacular and the water was as still as glass. Going... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We was in Alaska searching for something to do and Andy helped us and supported us a lot. He gave us all options and guided us in a incredible hiking to the glaciers. I recommend 100%

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Sale Creek, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We did the gold panning and rafting with Ashley and Opie. They were great fun and helpful. Nice hike to the creek with lots of info on the old mine co. We injoyed the rafting. Its a good run for kids and beginners. Thanks guys

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We booked a package with akback.com the owner and assistants were extremely competent informative, they gave us an amazing adventure one we would never forget.

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