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Address: 1000 Arlberg Avenue, Hotel Alyeska Front Lobby, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907-783-3600
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Alaska Backcountry Access is a multi-sport adventure company dedicated to...
Alaska Backcountry Access is a multi-sport adventure company dedicated to providing unique adventure activities in the Chugach National Forest and around Alaska. Access to the remote lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers and trails is key to exploring the mountains surrounding this remarkable glaciated area. 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, snowshoeing, sled dog mushing, Iditarod and snowmobiling.
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Canyonerring

Just finished our trip with Cory and Hans. This is not one of the large excursion outfitters. It is very personalized and is ran out of the passenger van. My two daughters and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Just finished our trip with Cory and Hans. This is not one of the large excursion outfitters. It is very personalized and is ran out of the passenger van. My two daughters and I spent the morning repelling and climbing throughout some of the most beautiful areas. My youngest is 13 and was hesitant to try the first rapel (vertical... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stumbled on this business online and boy, we could not have been happier. From the ride out to the launch with Cory (who my sons kept talking about the rest of our trip, I think they dug his beard and easy going nature) to the jet boat ride and glacier tour with Andy, everything was amazing. This was seriously... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Family of five went, had lots of fun. Appropriate for kids 10+ and adults. Just the right amount of challenge and truly amazing scenery. I mean really amazing. Worth the hike. Bring bug spray.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We did two excursions with Alaska Backcountry Access. The weather was absolutely gross, but we still had a super time! We did the Canyoneering and Jet boat Kayaking excursions on June 2nd and June 3rd. Even in the foggy rain, Andy and his team made sure we laughed and had a good time. I highly recommend this company if you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Andy you and your crew were amazing we had a wonderful time with you. Canyoneering is awesome, just the best. It was challenging without being too much. Repelling past the waterfall was definitely the highlight for me. Our group couldn't stop talking about our afternoon with you. Thanks so much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had fun snowmobiling at hatchers pass. Beautiful scenery and peaceful area surrounded our group. We were warm in all of the winter gear that was provided for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Andy and his team took great care of us and took us panning for gold and hiking and repelling through the canyon to some of the most amazing and gorgeous scenery imaginable. They were very knowledgable, kind, helpful, patient and fun. We are a family of 4 and we all really enjoyed this most special day! This was one of... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband, two kids (8 and 13) and I did this trip over the summer, and it was amazing. First, you visit the historic Crow Creek Goldmine and try your hand at panning for gold--kids especially enjoyed this. Then you rappel into a lush canyon, where you hike along a beautiful trail, picking and eating watermelon berries pointed out by... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a great experience the 20 min hike to the river is totally worth it, is a moderate hike, the guides are great, you can ride the hand tram while you wait for the raft to be ready, is really easy to use and a great photo opportunity, the river is really easy ti navigate it looks harder that... More 

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Greenbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This trip was definitely the highlight of our many excursions in Alaska. The owner of the company and his employees are so knowledgeable about the back country and make this trip worth every penny! Enjoy an exhilarating ride up Twenty Mile River zipping upstream while taking in views of beaver lodges and bald eagles fishing for salmon and tending to... More 

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AKBackcountryAccess, Owner at Alaska Backcountry Access LLC, responded to this review

Hi Sarah-- Thank you for the kind words, It was our pleasure to spend the day with your family. I remember encouraging you to take a whole day to enjoy the solitude of the Alaskan backcountry. We are honored that it was the highlight of your vacation. The all day Jetboat Kayaking with the beachside BBQ is one of our... More 

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