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Kennicott Wilderness Guides

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About Kennicott Wilderness Guides
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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Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When planning our trip to Alaska, the one thing I wanted was to walk on a Glacier! Dear hubby contacted Kennicott Wilderness Guides and got it all set up. On 9/9/18 we were picked up by Payton, she was awesome and our guide for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank funcatperson
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Jared and the folks at KWG provide world class service with a small-time personal feel and made my experience exceptional! Jared even took one of my calls, without hesitation, while he was cooking dinner for his family. He worked with my variable schedule and experienced...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank delaysounds
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We did this tour through get up and go mountain and glacier tours. It was breath taking and a once in a lifetime experience. Hazel, our guide, was awesome. We really enjoyed spending the day with her. She was very knowledgeable and informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank luv2sunOIB
Reviewed September 10, 2018

My whole experience was pleasant and efficient. The booking process was easy and the office is located right across from where we were staying at Kennicott Lodge. Our guide Hazel was the best! My husband and I did a 1/2 day hike, (in the rain.)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucy P
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We had a group of 6, all in our 60s and in fairly good shape. Our guide was extremely informative and set a pace that worked for everyone. She gave us a lot of background on the town of Kennicott and described how glaciers work...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neil R
Reviewed August 23, 2018

At the beginning of August I participated in an icewalking tour of Kennicott Wilderness Guides at Root Glacier. Walking a glacier is a special experience and definitely recommended if you have never done that before. The world looks so different, impressive and unforgettable. Immediately on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AngeliqueK190
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Our guide Hazel was terrific and we felt very safe trying our first ice climbing with her on belay. The walk to see the glacier sights was pretty cool too. We had to borrow stiff boots, crampons, and climbing harness. The borrowed gear was in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mocchihiker
Reviewed August 21, 2018

KWG & McCarthy/Kennicott are a MUST while in Alaska. We started our road trip with four nights in McCarthy and it was such a highlight of our two week adventure. KWG/Jared arranged to take us pack rafting, glacier hiking and ice climbing. Our three kids...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mollie K
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Jared was very helpful from the get go, took the time to cater to our needs and experience to develop an individualized trip for us. We did a 1 day of ice climbing and 3 days in the back country at Nizina Glacier. Our ice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lionel C
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Jack was awesome. We hiked the glacier for 4 miles. Loved the experience. The next day we rafted the glacier lake. SOOOO peaceful and beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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