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Address: Hotel Alyeska,Hotel Captain Cook, Alaska Railroad and Girdwood Transit Center, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907-783-3600
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Adventure on the river

Even though, admittedly, our guide was not the most personable he was with out a doubt the most skilled at manoeuvring the very windy and difficult 20 mile river. He seemed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2016
Stephany B
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Even though, admittedly, our guide was not the most personable he was with out a doubt the most skilled at manoeuvring the very windy and difficult 20 mile river. He seemed to know this river like the back of his hand! A true outdoorsman with great skill and accuracy he had all the equipment and clothing needed to stay warm... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Great tour to book for mini-thrill-seeker adventurers like my sons, and safety-first worry warts like Mommy-me. ;) My sons have done a couple indoor rock walls, but the indoor version totally and utterly pales in comparison to Alaska Backcountry Access's canyoneering and rappelling! ABA conveniently transported us from our hotel's lobby (Alyeska Resort) and geared us up. Before we reached... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

My family were coming to Alaska and trying to find something to do with a varying age range this was a perfect option (white water rafting) for all. My nephews(14-16) have never been white water rafting so this was definitely a good choice for a beginners course as it is a level 2-3. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience! Views were incredible, snowmobiles excellent, glacier experience unique and Andy was a fantastic guide. We had access to snowmobiles within a range of handling and speed. Andy works with all types of experience and allowed my husband and I to reach top speeds and have fun playing around on them. Memorable experience that my husband and I highly... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We went jet boating with Andy and it was so fun, even in the rain! We met up at 20 Mile Creek near Portage and geared up. Because it was rainy, they gave us fleece and an outer layer for our legs. We had that for our upper half, but could have borrowed that, too. We also got hats and... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

When I first signed up for the Canyoneering I was not 100% sure what to expect. I knew there would be some rappelling, but I was not prepared for the steepness of it, nor aware that there would be 3 instances of it. My husband and I are very much "in our box" most of the time and let me... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Andy knows what he is doing and provides a great experience while keeping you safe! I learned so much about respecting the wilderness as well as about the area and the Alaska country. Andy is fun, informative, patent and knowledgeable! I will be using backcountry every time I go to Alaska. Highly recommend!

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Thank ConnieFO66
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My wife an I were very skeptic about this tour..it costs about $300 and there weren't enough pictures to convince us to pull the trigger. But Andy uploaded a few pictures to his FB page and we decided to go ahead. Boy was that a good decision. It was one of the most unique experiences of our lives. Though it... More 

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Sioux Rapids, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

My mother and I went on an AMAZING snowmobiling adventure in March of 2016! Alaska Backcountry Access has top of the line snowmobiles, snow gear, and people! The day before it snowed a bunch so we had fresh powder and we were out on the trail for a little over 5 hours. The owner (Andy) was very patient (we tipped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I booked this adventure easily online for my 15 year old daughter and myself. Andy did a great job contacting me and making sure we knew exactly what to expect and need. It was an easy drive from Anchorage along the Seward Highway. We saw a seal, bald eagle, and dahl sheep just on the drive to the meeting spot.... More 

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