Full-Day Glacier Hike

Trip Description

This is one of the best all around single day Alaskan adventures!  Much like the ½ day glacier hike, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on an interpretive tour through historic Kennicott, and then on a hike down the two mile trail that leads you to the incredible white ice of the Root Glacier.

Once here you will learn to use your crampons and take your time exploring the glacier.   Having a full day to explore will give you more opportunity to go further and deeper into the glacier wonderland then the ½ day hike allows.  This is also a great trip to escape the crowds and let your guide show you some of their favorite places on the glacier!

7-8 hours

medium hard  (medium – hard)

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Uneven trail walking surfaces with some loose rocks, and uneven glacial surface with short, steep gain or loss of elevation while using crampons. All day hiking and moving in the elements.

Anyone can enjoy this hike. No prior experience is necessary

Group hikes leave at 9:30 am. Private hikes leave whenever you want! Both trips include a shuttle from McCarthy (if that is where you are staying). The shuttle will meet you in McCarthy area at 9:00 for the 9:30 hike.

This trip leaves from the KWG office, which is located on main street Kennicott, across from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.

2022 Pricing

2022 Group Pricing
(Max Group Hike Ratio 1 Guide : 6 Clients)
$145 per person

2022 Private Guide Pricing

Private trips allow you and your guide to design the day that meets your goals and objectives.
$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$5/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)

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