Backpacking & Hiking

Alaska Hiking Tours

Copper Oar offers a wide variety of Alaska hiking tours and backpacking trips in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park through our partner company, St. Elias Alpine Guides. You can visit their website for detailed information on these trips. Copper Oar also offers customized multi-sport adventure travel trips throughout the state. Our trips include (but are not limited to!) rafting, hiking, sea kayaking, boat trips, wildlife viewing, flightseeing and more! You can sign up on one of our scheduled trips or design your own custom Alaska adventure. Below are some of our multi-sport trips that include hiking or backpacking. Visit the St. Elias Alpine Guides website for even more options!

 

OUR TRIPS


Full-Day Root Glacier Hike

If you have only one day to spend in Kennecott, than this is the hike to do. Prepare to spend about 8 hours on your trip, as you explore blue pools, crevasses, waterfalls, moulins, and caves. This hike is perfect for anyone who can hike 8-10 miles in a day, and is ready to get out and explore the glacier. The best day hike in Alaska!

Trip Length : Half Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Half-Day Root Glacier Hike

Glacier hiking on the Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska. The best glacier hiking in Alaska!

Trip Length : Half Day

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September

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Nizina Glacier Hike & Kayak

Located within a short bush plane flight of McCarthy, AK; the Nizina Glacier hike offers a spectacular setting for a remote, wilderness camping adventure.

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : Minimal Experience Required

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Root Glacier Ice Climbing

For those who wish to experience the thrill of ice climbing in Alaska, the Root Glacier Ice Climbing trip is for you! Whether you’re new to the sport or have previous climbing experience, our guides will show you the “ropes” and provide expert instruction while you climb in one of the most beautiful locations in Alaska.

Trip Length : Single Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : May, June, July, August, September, Custom dates

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Skolai to Nizina Multi-Sport

If you can’t decide between exploring the Wrangells by foot or on the water, why not do both? This trip combines an impressive 7 day backpacking trip with 3 days of rafting to create an amazing wilderness experience. Prepare to traverse some of the most beautiful terrain in the park, exploring high alpine passes and splashy Class II-III whitewater in this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, Custom dates

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Ultimate Wilderness

St. Elias Alpine Guides and Pangaea Adventures have teamed up to create the most spectacular, off-the-beaten-path wilderness adventure in Alaska.

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : July, August, Custom dates

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White River Backpack, Float and Fly

For someone looking for an epic historical adventure, this trip would start with a flight, progress by foot, and end in a packraft, having covered nearly a hundred miles, starting in the United States and ending across the border in Canada.

Trip Length : Multi Day

Difficulty : Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, Custom dates

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