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Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips

Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 800-664-4537
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Root Glacier Hike

Our airbnb host recommended KWG and we are most appreciative that she did. Only one other couple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dudleytravels57
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Extraordinary Backcountry experience with KWG

My girlfriend and I spent three incredible nights in the backcountry, led by KWG guide Jack... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
davidT2271TG
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New York City, New York
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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. Backpacking, mountaineering and more.
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“Root Glacier Hike”
1 May 2017
“Extraordinary Backcountry experience with KWG”
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our airbnb host recommended KWG and we are most appreciative that she did. Only one other couple on our trek and it is my understanding that they only take out small groups. Taylor was a personable and knowledgeable guide and never made us feel in...More

Thank dudleytravels57
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My girlfriend and I spent three incredible nights in the backcountry, led by KWG guide Jack - coordinated by Jared. Their competence and professionalism were exceptional. They demonstrated immaculate planning and attention to detail and safety. Of equal importance they were just wonderful, positive people...More

Thank davidT2271TG
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We did a hike across Root Glacier to Donoho Lake with Noah as our guide. The views were excellent and Noah was very knowledgeable so that we felt very comfortable with the experience. We even had the privilege of experiencing a jökulhlaup. You can google...More

Thank runbikekayak
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We booked a day long ice climbing trip with KWG for the last day of their season. I called their offices at least 4 times to ask all variety of questions and spoke mostly with Betsy was always wonderful, patient and helpful through every step...More

Thank Alex W
Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed Ice Climbing. I always feel particularly proud when a local from our community recommends us, so thank you for sharing that. Cheers, Betsy

Reviewed 16 September 2016

I'm a teacher with a school group that comes each year to Kennecott as an extended, immersive learning experience. The people at KWG are a big part of our students' learning experience. They provide a safe, friendly environment for us to explore the Root Glacier...More

Thank Melodie W
Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Your group is always one of the guides' favorite trips of the summer. Can't wait to see you next year. Betsy

Reviewed 13 September 2016

The guides were so helpful, and when wife was too sick to continue with a cold, they refunded trip for her. Our guide was very knowledgable and made the trip feel as if we were part of the family. Others staying at lodge alos commented...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Trust Kennicott Wilderness Guides. They are professional, knowledgeable, very safety conscious, experienced, and flexible. We had a tremendous trip ice climbing and a 6 day remote backpack Wrangell (Bremner Mine to Allie's Valley). Our guide was Jesse who was the best guide I have ever...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We contacted KWG before our trip and discussed our hiking expectations, Jarod was helpful in choosing the proper locations, Root Glacier and Fly in Hike to Steamboat. Our guide Spencer Williamson was professional and enthusiastic throughout the hikes. He has a love for the wilderness...More

Thank lonestarcars
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Loved KWG Glacier Hike!! You definitely need a guide to explore all the destinations on The Root Glacier half day hike. We saw the other guides from different companies in larger groups but we are so glad we chose KWG Spencer Williamson, he was very...More

Thank Teribark
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you are looking for an adventure designed for you that will provide a wealth of great memories then you need to contact the Kennicott team. We spent a couple of days launching from the local lodge and four days in the wilderness. There attention...More

Thank Don O
Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thanks Don! I was just looking at pictures from the trip yesterday, memories indeed!

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Mary R
My husband and I plan an mid August visit to McCarthy and will stay with friends there. We are looking for a couple of tours that are suitable for ages 65 to 70. We are in good(not excellent) physical shape and can walk/slow hike. The tours I see on line seem to be more strenuous than we would like. We hope to visit the mine. A fishing day would be good or a boat tour (not white water raft). Is there any suggestions you may have? We will be there for one week and will fly back to Anchorage (so, flight tours are not needed).
21 June 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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