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These can be your go to guys in Wrangell-St Elias.

We did the mine tour and a glacier hike with St. Elias Alpine Guides and loved them both. Great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Willy78746
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Austin
Ice climbing, glacier hike and mill tour!

Took an ice climbing tour with Sam and had the time of my life! We started out on an easier ice... read more

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muchocaliendo
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Explore Alaska's largest national park with the local experts, based in Wrangell-St. Elias since 1978. We offer half and full-day glacier hikes, ice-climbing, alpine hikes, fly-in hikes and rafting. We also feature wilderness adventures such as...more
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McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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+1 888-933-5427
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Reviewed yesterday

We did the mine tour and a glacier hike with St. Elias Alpine Guides and loved them both. Great guides. Knowledgeable and helpful. Our 2nd time to Kennicott and our 2nd time with them. Recommended.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took an ice climbing tour with Sam and had the time of my life! We started out on an easier ice wall to get me acclimated with climbing and the basics with ice climbing. Sam was extreme knowledgeable and taught from experience. After I was...More

Thank muchocaliendo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an excellent time on our tour of the mine - taking the tour with these guides is the only way to get into the 14-story mine and the power house. Tour was reasonably priced at $28/per person and we were able to get on...More

Thank OwlYaDoing
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything about St. Elias Alpine Guides was exceptional! Gaia, the owner helped us choose a backpacking trip that was everything we wanted. A 5 day/ 4 night trip which included a short flight where we were dropped off in the wilderness with backpacks and extremely...More

Thank SueB110
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I took our 9 year old daughter for a day trip to Kennicutt and hiked the Root Glacier all day. She loved exploring and hiking all over the glacier, and we all had a great day with our guide Tyler and learned...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 5 days ago

With our two boys (3) and (6) we took part in the Kayak Tour. Our guide daniel was very nice and competent. We were also allowed to see 2 bears from the kayak. a beautiful trip, which everyone will remember

Thank gekko_ch
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you go to McCarthy, don’t miss both these activities. The hike to the glacier is pretty strenuous dispite the booking agent saying it was not, but well worth it. The history surrounding the Kennecott Mine was worth every step after the long glacier hike....More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This summer I did the “Seven Pass Route” with Guide Max and one other guest. This is the third backpacking trip I have done with this company in the last 4 years, and I will be back!! They are always extremely friendly and helpful with...More

Thank TrondC
Reviewed 6 days ago

4 days backpack, all I could handle, but not too much more...Alaska summer weather is quite pleasant for this old Colorado backpacker, be sure to be ready for rain. Lots of route finding, our young guides handled that like old pros. Our 2nd day out...More

Thank bertcat64
Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my wife undertook the Root Glacier half day hike. Since it was an afternoon hike there were just the 2 of us with our guide. The guide Ana was knowledgeable regarding the glacier and geographical features in the National Park. It was a...More

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