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Address: Eagle River, Anchorage, AK 99577-8111
Phone Number:
+1 907-694-4294
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Girdwood/Bird Creek Tour Description

There are no road signs marking...

Girdwood/Bird Creek Tour Description

There are no road signs marking the special entrance to this part of the park, most locals don’t even know about this wild scenic area. There is no need travel many miles out of town searching for the same riding experience. Alaska ATV Adventures focuses on the small group experience, providing excellent wildlife viewing and spectacular scenery to accompany a ride specifically tailored to the group. This awesome trail winds through the Northern reaches of the Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest about ½ way between Anchorage and Girdwood. The Girdwood/Bird Creek 3-hour tour includes a hike down to spectacular waterfall where salmon come to spawn mid-June through September. During this time there is a very good chance of seeing bears from the overlook and high alpine meadow.

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This was Great. I have a good amount of experience riding an ATV, but not with scenery like this. Bob was great letting us get off the ATV's several times and spotting bears, a... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was Great. I have a good amount of experience riding an ATV, but not with scenery like this. Bob was great letting us get off the ATV's several times and spotting bears, a goat, moose tracks, and an eagle, but also allowing us to hike down to a waterfall and also taking pictures and videos. I was torn between... More 

1 Thank cliff2026
West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We had the absolute best time on our excursion. Our tour guide was phenomenal, and went out of his way to make our trip enjoyable. We saw some wildlife and truly enjoyed the beautiful scenery. We felt completely safe during the entire trip and would do it again in a heartbeat. It was the perfect way to experience the Alaskan... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Anyone who gives this adventure less than a 5/5 should be checked for a pulse. BOB IS THE MAN! Hands down the best value in the area. Our tour lasted for almost 3 1/2 hours! You will see bear....you will see salmon....you may see eagles....you may see Moose (if the locals haven't shot it yet)....you will get wet....you will get... More 

Thank gregory c
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We took the Bird Creek morning ATV tour. On the tour was me and my husband, and two families with two kids each which worked out to be six ATVS and our tour guide Bob. It was a lot of people, but not too many. Our guide handled the group well and made sure everyone got the attention they needed.... More 

Thank K8lyn-L
New Brunswick, Canada
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Edit: While my partner considered the trail to be 'beginner's level', I personally think it could be closer to moderate, due to the large number of rocks. Rocks can easily cause someone to lose control of the ATV if they're going too fast. That being said, you won't need the winch for this ride. ---- Bob really lives up to... More 

1 Thank Monique H
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I'm a fan of riding ATV's anywhere, but this was a special treat because it was on the side of a mountain in beautiful Alaska. Our guides (Bob and Caela) were fantastic! Bob was awesome, he really made us feel welcome and took the time to show us what a wonderful place Girdwood was. The ride was so much fun,... More 

1 Thank bsolomonco
Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

We did an afternoon ride in the Girdwood/Bird Creek area. Neither of my sons had driven them previously, but the guide offered good instructions. He clearly knew what he was doing and we felt comfortable and safe. This experience ended up being a favorite for our sons out of the entire trip. Initially, I wasn't sure what to expect. We... More 

2 Thank bgrk
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Took the afternoon Bird Creek tour with guides Bob and Caela. Very scenic tour and both were very helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend booking with them. They will do everything in their power to make sure you have fun, stay safe, and enjoy your time. They provided valuable information on other local activities and food which was above and beyond.... More 

1 Thank Nate D
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had a blast with this group. We did a private 2 hour trip and our guide was great. The riding was bumpy, but fun. He took us to a wonderful spot by the creek where we were able to see the salmon in the water and a beautiful waterfall. Excellent time.

1 Thank wrmurnane
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Four of us in our early 50s rode to Bird Creek with two other tourists and our guide. I'm kind of small and was driving myself and I had a bit of experience with motorized vehicles in Florida, but nothing like this trail! It was a wild ride, but so fun and so scenic. The guide was great and spotted... More 

1 Thank TulipSoup
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Thank you so much for your review! The information you provided regarding your experience is excellent! More 

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