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St. Elias Alpine Guides

McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 888-933-5427
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Mill tours are unique, fun, and informative

I've done several mill tours over the years and they are consistently great. Camille was our guide... read more

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Reviewed 19 July 2017
taralaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
Hiking Kennecott Glacier

As part of a planned trip with Alpine Adventures we took a glacier hike with St Elias Alpine... read more

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Reviewed 19 July 2017
Kathleen W
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Jupiter, Florida
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Explore Alaska's largest national park with the local experts, based in Wrangell-St. Elias since 1978. We offer half and full-day glacier hikes, ice-climbing, alpine hikes, fly-in hikes and rafting. We also feature wilderness adventures such as trekking, backpacking, rafting, skiing and mountaineering courses & expeditions. Our professional, personable guides love to share their in-depth knowledge of this magnificent wilderness!
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“glacier hike” (138 reviews)
“root glacier” (112 reviews)
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McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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+1 888-933-5427
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I've done several mill tours over the years and they are consistently great. Camille was our guide this time and she was lovely and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

As part of a planned trip with Alpine Adventures we took a glacier hike with St Elias Alpine Guides. The guide was informed and let our group on a fabulous half day trip onto the Kennecott Glacier. it was one of the best experiences of...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Incredible experience. We were a group of 4 on a private glacier hike and then on the regular scheduled town tour. It was drizzly and cold on the glacier hike. Perfect weather! Johnny our guide was infinitely patient (we were on a private hike partially...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

My husband and I did the half day glacier hike followed by the Mill tour in the afternoon. Both were wonderful! Our guides Brian and Benny were great! They really set a good pace for the group that was appropriate for all the different skill...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This tour was worth every penny! It was nice and long! We went all the way to the top of the mine and went through every level till we got to the bottom. The guide was kind and thorough. Amazing history and amazing people who...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Outstanding experience. Spectacular glacier hike with guides that were knowledgeable​, safe, focused and friendly. We had a 4 year old and a 74 year old that needed special attention and St. Elias guides went well beyond the normal parameters of such an outing to be...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Enjoyed our guided tour from St. Elias Alpine Guides around the historic mill town and from the top of the mill down to the bottom. That's what we came for, to see the famous copper site. Got to see lots of equipment inside and enough...More

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hello Jonny J, Thank you for your positive review. I'm sorry to hear you were somewhat disappointed in the guide's knowledge - it sounds like you had great deal of background on the subjects at hand! I hope that the guide was able to answer...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

The reality of this day excursion in not way matches the published write-up. It's a day hike among boulders. There are no waterfalls, no wonderful vista, no walking on the glacier and nothing memorable about the hike. In fact you can't see the glacier because...More

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hello KarlsN3618CO, I am so sorry to hear that you were unimpressed with the hike. Most people who go on this trip are blown away - in fact we had a couple who spend three days there earlier this summer and it was the trip...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We really enjoyed our day at Kennicott, the tour of the old mill was great really worth a visit. Staff knew there history and working of the old mill and mines. Nice cafe / restaurant in the old restored hotel. there is a food truck...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Spent a week in McCarthy, went on a river rafting trip, glacier hike, and mill tour. wish we would have had time to go on more tours with St Elias Alpine Guides. Met quite a few of the guides, they were all awesome, very Knowledgeable...More

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