We took our popular Extreme Week and jacked up the adrenaline a little more by adding in whitewater rafting on exciting Six Mile Creek.
You’ll also experience real expedition sea kayaking (not just a day trip), glacier trekking, ice climbing and backpacking.
A lot of variety without too much time on the road, covering Prince William Sound, Matanuska Glacier, and the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains.
Challenge Level: 4; Challenging backpacking on and off trail. Trekking and climbing on glacier ice. Primitive camping while sea kayaking and backpacking. Read more about Challenge Levels.
No experience required but you must be over 18, in good physical condition and prepared for the challenges of the Alaska backcountry.
Adventure Tour price includes all meals and activities listed. For full details see The Fine Print
NOTE: Six Mile Creek is a very serious raft trip and can only be run at certain water levels. If Six Mile cannot be run due to high water, we will try to adjust the itinerary to include rafting on the “Lion’s Head” run of the Matanuska River.
We’ll meet you in Anchorage, and after a gear check and orientation, you’ll enjoy one of the most scenic drives in the world as we head towards the small town of Whittier, the gateway to Prince William Sound. The afternoon will be spent paddling past waterfalls and bird rookeries then on to our campsite in the rainforest.
This is a big paddling day as we pass glaciers and ice bergs, look for seals, sea otters and more. Camp on a remote beach for the night.
Continue exploring as we make our way to our pick up point for a water taxi back to Whittier. Short drive to camping in Hope, AK with views of the beautiful Cook Inlet.
Whitewater rafting through Chugach National Forest on the mighty Six Mile Creek! Dropping over 50ft per mile this run features some of the most difficult and exhilarating rapids in guided whitewater through three canyons of class IV and V rapids. Then head north to Glacier View, and top off your adrenaline levels with a ride on the fastest zipline in Alaska…dropping off a 250 foot high cliff and almost a half mile long! Camping at our Base Camp overlooking the Matanuska Glacier rounds out the day.
Glacier trekking, and ice climbing with MICA Guides, the most experienced on “The Mat”, you will be sure to push your limits and come home with some amazing photos. After exploring the glacier you’ll conclude the day with an Alaska-style BBQ and another night camping at our Base Camp.
Head out for the challenging backpacking and remote camping portion of your adventure. Into the backcountry with everything we need for an overnight.
Wake up at your remote camp with fresh brewed coffee and a great view. More hiking to fill the day and get back to the van for return to Anchorage.