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Kennicott Wilderness Guides

Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 800-664-4537
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Ice Exploration

We went out with Hannah H — absolutely amazing! Our most memorable & fun day in Alaska this summer... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ben S
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Best glacier hike with KWG

Nick from KWG, gave my family the best glacier hike experience. He was fun, patient, and very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
eduventure
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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We are a small group of dedicated, knowledgeable guides enthusiastic about the beauty and diversity of Wrangell-St.Elias National Park. We offer 1/2 and full day glacier hikes. Beginning to advanced Ice Climbing instruction, packrafting courses and adventures, as well as basecamping & backpacking trips. We also offer customized full service package trips as well!
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“ice climbing” (27 reviews)
“glacier hike” (31 reviews)
“root glacier” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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+1 800-664-4537
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"ice climbing"
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"glacier hike"
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"root glacier"
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"day trip"
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"my husband and i"
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"great trip"
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"an adventure"
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"these guys"
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"an amazing experience"
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"wilderness guides"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"glacial lake"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went out with Hannah H — absolutely amazing! Our most memorable & fun day in Alaska this summer. Thanks for the expertise and help guiding us with the ice climb!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nick from KWG, gave my family the best glacier hike experience. He was fun, patient, and very knowledgable. He let us explore as much as we wanted to. The best part was that he took time to explain things to our two sons. He also...More

Thank eduventure
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so lucky to be the only people on the glacier hikei, so we had our own guide. It was a fantastic experience to walk a whole day on the glacier. There is so much to see like small rivers, ponds, small mountain and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the opportunity to travel to Kennicott (I highly recommend a visit), you must take a trip with KWG. I grew up in the area and had some initial angst about hiring a guide in my own back yard, but I would do...More

Thank Deborah F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the real deal. As a former Alaskan backcountry guide I can say with confidence, this is the best guiding outfit in the biz. The routes they cover, the guides they employ, and the level of stoke they all share with their guests is...More

Thank Christophe N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate to be able to join a packrafting trip (kayaking + hiking) in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, but I didn't know just how fortunate I was until we met our guides, Spencer and Jared (the owner of KWG). These guys never run...More

Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A superlative experience, from planning stage through to the end. Jared took the time to get to know us and help craft the perfect trip, with commitment to detail and logistics before, during and after. Even more important, he connected us with Jack, our guide...More

Thank kgrin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently did a half day glacier hike with KWG. Hazel was our guide. Hazel did an amazing job of leading the group. She was informative, in control, funny, patient, sweet, and she definitely knew what she was doing. However, the best part was that...More

Thank Jamie_Ew
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

My girlfriend and I spent a whole day with our guide Austin and two other people on the Root Glacier. Not easy to add something new to the other posts here, because the trip itself was (simply said) awesome as you can imagine by reading...More

Thank Frederic B
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 days with these guys, the first day Ice climbing with Jack. We had a great time out on the glacier both climbing and just learning about the area. Definitely a great experience all on its own, the second day we were back...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks for coming out to see us, guys. We had a great time with you, and appreciated your flexibility during our late winter conditions. We hope that you have a chance to make it back here again someday, or that we can come visit you...More

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Mary R
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Betsy B | Property representative |
Mary, Thanks for your interest in our trips! Our half-day glacier hike is a great option for what you are looking for. Hiking on a glacier is often the highlight of many people's trip to Alaska. Our half-day covers 5-6... More
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