Classic Alaska Backpacking Adventure
- Views of Denali
- Iconic Tundra Hiking
- Alaska Range Views
- Lakes & Rivers
- Amazing History
- Iconic Wilderness
This unforgettable backpacking adventure traverses an alpine ridge with dramatic views of the surrounding Alaskan wilderness and the famous Alaska Range. Known to Athabaskans as ‘The Ancient One’, the ridge we traverse boasts better views of Denali than any other trail in the state of Alaska. At 20,310 feet, Denali is North America’s tallest mountain, and one of the coldest mountains in the world. The climate surrounding its summit is notorious for hiding the mountain from view much of the time. When the weather permits, this trip provides unobstructed views of of the mountain – towering almost 17,000 above us – every single day as we hike.
Beyond its views of Denali, this trip embodies the vastness, grandness and breathtaking, wild beauty that has made Alaska iconic. We hike across rugged tundra, past lakes and rivers, and above the forests, river deltas and vast expanses of wilderness that characterize Alaska. Join us for an adventure you’ll remember forever!
$2065 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip is between Level 3 and Level 4 difficulty, erring slightly toward Level 4. The most difficulty is on Day 1, with elevation gain of 2500 feet over 8 miles. The rest of the trip has moderate daily distances and elevation changes, and trends downhill.
Up to 8 miles
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 2500 feet
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill and downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 5-7 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Alaska backpacking adventure a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
PRIVATE RATES FOR THIS TRIP
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person