Root Glacier Hike (half day)

An expert guide leads a hike from Kennicott onto the ancient glacial ice flowing out of the surrounding Wrangell Mountains.

  • Starting at: $90 / per person
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 9:00am
  • Dates: May 27 - September 11, 2017
  • Physical Activity: No experience necessary but participants should be able to hike about 5-6 miles on uneven terrain.

Tour Overview

On this half day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, depart Kennicott on a two-mile trail that was originally built in the 1920’s as a wagon road. Along the way, stops will be made to discuss glaciology and local geology and enjoy spectacular views of the rock-covered Kennicott Glacier and the surrounding mountain peaks. At the base of the Root Glacier, you will strap on crampons and, with some instruction, begin walking on the glacier. Numerous glacial streams cut deep ravines in the ice, forming shimmering blue pools and waterfalls. After enjoying “lunch with a view” you and your guide start making your way back to the town of Kennicott. This tour will return you to Kennicott in time to relax before dinner or join an optional historic Kennecott Mill tour.

What's Included

  • Guide services
  • Ice crampons
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Lunch and gratuities.

Required at Booking

Date of birth.

Special Terms

There is a 2-person minimum for this tour to operate. The tour is not suitable for young children.


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