Root Glacier Hike with Kennecott Mill Tour

Guided hike to the nearby glacier to explore its fascinating frozen landscape, then tour the historic Kennecott Mine.

  • Starting at: $118 / per person
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 9:00am
  • Dates: May 27 - September 11, 2017
  • Physical Activity: Difficulty level is moderate to difficult. No experience needed, but must be able to hike about 5-6 miles on uneven terrain and climb stairs of a 14-level building.

Tour Overview

On this half-day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, experience the best of Kennicott with this hiking and sightseeing combination tour! First enjoy a spectacular half-day hike on the Root Glacier, searching for deep crevasses, shimmering blue pools and waterfalls. After about 5 hours of hiking, you will return to Kennicott where you will have a short break before stepping back in time on a historic 2.5 hour tour of Kennecott Mill and the old mining town Kennicott. This is the only Kennicott-McCarthy day tour permitted to enter the historic buildings.

What's Included

  • Guide services
  • Ice crampons
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals 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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