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Kennicott Wilderness Guides

Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Glacier hike was pretty amazing!

We recently did a half day glacier hike with KWG. Hazel was our guide. Hazel did an amazing job of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jamie_Ew
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Tyler, TX
Awesome Glacier Hike and making new friends

My girlfriend and I spent a whole day with our guide Austin and two other people on the Root... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frederic B
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We are a small group of dedicated, knowledgeable guides enthusiastic about the beauty and diversity of Wrangell-St.Elias National Park. We offer 1/2 and full day glacier hikes. Beginning to advanced Ice Climbing instruction, packrafting courses and adventures, as well as basecamping & backpacking trips. We also offer customized full service package trips as well!
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“ice climbing” (27 reviews)
“glacier hike” (29 reviews)
“root glacier” (27 reviews)
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Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently did a half day glacier hike with KWG. Hazel was our guide. Hazel did an amazing job of leading the group. She was informative, in control, funny, patient, sweet, and she definitely knew what she was doing. However, the best part was that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I spent a whole day with our guide Austin and two other people on the Root Glacier. Not easy to add something new to the other posts here, because the trip itself was (simply said) awesome as you can imagine by reading...More

Thank Frederic B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 days with these guys, the first day Ice climbing with Jack. We had a great time out on the glacier both climbing and just learning about the area. Definitely a great experience all on its own, the second day we were back...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming out to see us, guys. We had a great time with you, and appreciated your flexibility during our late winter conditions. We hope that you have a chance to make it back here again someday, or that we can come visit you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have done the half-day glacier walk with the these folks. We always recommend them to our friends who come and stay with us. You don't need any equipment and just need to be able to walk a couple of miles. Fabulous, safe experience

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Our group worked with Jared from Kennicott Wilderness Guides on planning our 5 day backpacking trip near Donoho Lakes and he was the best. He was very friendly and was excellent in guiding us on how to make the best trip possible for our skillset....More

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Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you for the kind words Sai. We were sorry to hear that wou were unable to make it. Hopefully you can make it out to this amazing place someday. We will be looking forward to working with you again!

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Kennicott Wilderness Guides offer a variety of adventures to choose from. They are a reputable and safe outfitter. Heck, just being in Kennicott is an adventure all it’s own!

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Thank you so much for coming out to visit us! We hope to see you again someday. Until then, have fun!

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Our family went with KWG on August 10th for their Full-day guided glacier hike. Our guides, Spencer and Austin, were excellent with their knowledge of the glacier, geology, the history of Kennicott and many other sundry topics. They were also very good with the very...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

My wife 3 kids and I spent the day hiking to the Glacier, then across it and also doing some ice climbing. The guides were great and the views were unforgettable. We also spent a 1/2 day doing some pack rafting. Would definitely use them...More

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

KWG Guides were outstanding. We flew by bush plane from McCarthy (8 hours driving east of Anchorage) to the Fan Glacier, landing on a bush airstrip in a remote valley where we set up camp and went day hiking for 3 days. Our guide Taylor...More

Thank Krish P
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

This review is really for people looking for THE backcountry experience. We came to the area two years ago and booked three days with KWG. Jared, a co-owner, took a personal interest in our trip and worked hard with us to put together different segments...More

Thank Suzanne L
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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

You guys are the best! You really make this easy for me to plan with your flexibility, smiles, and trust. I look forward working with you for years to come!! Until next time... have fun!

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Mary R
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Betsy B | Property representative |
Mary, Thanks for your interest in our trips! Our half-day glacier hike is a great option for what you are looking for. Hiking on a glacier is often the highlight of many people's trip to Alaska. Our half-day covers 5-6... More
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