Root Glacier Hike with Kennicott Mill Tour

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

  • Starting at: $123 / per person
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 9:00am
  • Dates: May 23 - September 13, 2020 (except July 4)
  • 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 descend multiple sets of stairs with handrails that are steep and uneven, with low headroom.

Tour Overview

On this 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-hour tour of Kennicott Mill and the old mining town Kennicott. This is the only Kennicott-McCarthy day tour permitted to enter the historic buildings.

NOTE: One of the buildings (main mill building) is closed in Summer 2020 for renovations.

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).

Starting at: $3209 / per person

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