Root Glacier Hike (full day)

An expert guide leads a hike from Kennicott for an in-depth day of exploration on this massive ice flow in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

  • Starting at: $145 / per person
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure Time: 9:00am
  • Dates: May 27 - September 11, 2022 (except July 4)
  • Physical Activity: No experience necessary but participants should be able to hike about 8-10 miles on uneven terrain.

Tour Overview

On this glacier hike day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, enjoy all the benefits of the half day hike but with additional time to explore the Root Glacier‘s dynamic features. After “lunch with a view”, the possibilities are endless. You and your guide may decide to head up the glacier towards the massive 7,000 Stairway Icefall. You may also set your sights to Donoho Falls and the thundering cave it creates as it tunnels its way under the Root Glacier. Either way, this Alaska hike is sure to leave you spellbound and eager to share your discoveries for years to come.

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 (see under "Physical Activity" for more details).


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