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

Try your hand at a new sport under the guidance and expertise of our professional guides! Whether this is your first time, or you have tried it before, the Root Glacier provides the perfect venue for people who would like to ice climb 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

Combine our favorite backpacking trip with our favorite rafting trip in the ultimate combination of Alaska wilderness adventure! Hike through the remote Alaska wilderness ending at the beautiful iceberg-filled Nizina Lake, before rafting out the Nizina River.

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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