Single Day Adventures

Half and Full Day Alaska Rafting, Hiking and Kayaking
in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Copper Oar offers single and multi-day Alaska Rafting, Hiking and Kayaking trips. Our fabulous full day raft and flightsee down the Kennicott and Nizina Rivers has been called one of the best one day river trips in Alaska, and our half-day inflatable kayaking trip at the toe of the Kennicott Glacier is a new and exciting shorter option!

Through our partner company, St. Elias Alpine Guides, we also offer glacier and alpine hikes, ice climbing, ice cave exploration, and historic tours of Kennecott. Please join us to plan out your adventures in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park!

 

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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Kennecott Mill Tour

Explore an Alaskan ghost town, frozen in time. In 1938, when the Kennecott Copper Corporation abandoned the town, they left behind a fascinating history full of perseverance, ingenuity, and discovery. Follow this story by joining us on a tour of the town, including the impressive 14-story copper processing mill.

Trip Length : Half Day

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

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

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Nizina Canyon Raft and Flightsee

"The Most Spectacular One-Day River Trip on Earth" is the phrase that commonly defines our popular yet isolated one-day river outing. The dramatic scenery, the fun whitewater of three different glacial rivers, the delicious riverside picnic buffet, and the return to McCarthy, AK via a bushplane flightsee with stunning views of the Kennicott Glacier and the Stairway Icefall, simply make this an unbeatable one-day rafting experience. In short, this is the highlight to any Alaska vacation.

Trip Length : Single Day

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : June, July, August

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Nizina Glacier Fly-In Kayaking

Take a bush plane flight deep into the Wrangell Mountains backcountry, and then spend the day paddling your own inflatable kayak among the icebergs of breathtaking Nizina Lake. See the beauty and power of the glaciers as it forms the headwaters of the Nizina River.

Trip Length : Single Day

Difficulty : All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Travel Dates : June, July, August, September

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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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