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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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This area offers many hiking options.

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This day tour was a great experience - it gets you away from the day crowds at Brooks Camp, and a ranger provides even more interesting information about Katmai NP on the bus... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 16, 2016
stephsk8s
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I decided to go to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes as a day trip from Brooks Lodge at a cost of $96 (with lunch or $84 without lunch). I went on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. I knew in advance that there was an optional 3 mile hike down into the Valley that was part of this tour. I knew that... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This day tour was a great experience - it gets you away from the day crowds at Brooks Camp, and a ranger provides even more interesting information about Katmai NP on the bus ride, during catered lunch, and the (moderately strenuous) hike down to the valley. I didn't realize that none of the fissures were still active, but I guess... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a flight seeing tour while on a fishing trip to Brooks Falls.. We have visited Brooks Falls and fished on surrounding rivers but never visited Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.. Apparently a clear day is a rarity and we hit it just right.. The crater lake was beautiful, very interesting flight..

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This day trip is definitely worth taking if you have time. it's a short bus ride/drive, and about 2 hour round trip walk. The sights are so breathtaking, and the learning center is really well presented.

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Thank Tonya W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Escaped for a weekend with a girlfriend and we cannot wait to start planning our next stay. Will include hiking and camping at the Valley. Had a great tour of the area and a nice hike with a ranger. What an awesome place. The views are unbeatable and the geological significance is unimaginable. Can't wait for next time

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We stayed at Brooks Lodge for two nights. We did this day trip with a park ranger. The bus ride out was fun with river crossings and wildlife. We saw a lynx along the road. The hike into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was pretty. We enjoyed the side trail to the confluence. That was a beautiful spot. The... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is almost an all day trip but well worth it. Able to get some hiking in but only for a couple of hours. Would have liked to spend more time.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This valley is the reason Katmai NP exists and the reason you should visit! The day trip to the valley was well worth the cost. I can't wait to return for a backpacking trip.

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Onoway, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We did the Valley of 10,000 Smokes tour on June 29, 2016 during our 3 day visit to Brooks Lodge. It starts with a bus ride that was over an hour long, with stops for photo opportunities of the valley and mountain ranges along the way. We were very fortunate that we had a beautiful sunny day and you could... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Ride out to the Valley after flying over on a flight seeing trip gave a different, though no less spectacular view. From the visitors center we hiked down into the caldera.

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