The stretch of road along the Turnagain Arm of the Gulf of Alaska is one of America's National Scenic Byways... and one of the most beautiful drives in Alaska. This tour will highlight the natural beauty of the area, provide historical facts, and a give chance to see Alaskan wildlife up close. Tour includes: - Drive south along the Turnagain Arm. With stops along the way for Beluga whales, the bore tide, mountain goats or sheep, and filling up our water bottles at a natural spring.- Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) to see bears, moose, caribou, bison, lynx, wolves, and other Alaskan animals. - Your choice of either (A) Easy-Moderate 2 mile RT hike to Byron Glacier -OR- (B) Moderate 2.5 mile RT hike on the Winner Creek Trail, crossing a deep gorge on a hand-tram and viewing a waterfall- Dinner/Drinks at your choice of restaurant in Girdwood, AK. - Drive north, back to Anchorage - with stops for wildlife, bore tide, or pictures of amazing views*Seasonal Optional Add-on: Hike and blueberry picking at Alyeska Ski / Summer Resort. We can take a tram to the top, then hike down and pick blueberries along the way. Price includes $12 admission per person to the AWCC. Additional cost for dinner to be provided by guest. Host will provide a day pack (if needed), water, snacks, and bear spray for each guest.
WI > UT > WA > AK I've lived all over the Lower 48 and now call Alaska home. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, camping, wildlife watching, and exploring new places. I worked for the tour industry for a few years in AK so I know a lot about what to do in Alaska and when to do it. I've been to 5 of the 8 Alaskan National Parks- including 2 of the 4 that you can only access by float/bush plane. I've been on numerous day and overnight trips in the Alaskan Wilderness. I have an adventurous spirit and I love helping others to enjoy the wilderness as much as I do. Whether your looking to see Denali close up, kiss a glacier, watch bears catch salmon, or want to know the best place to view the Northern Lights- I got you covered.