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17435 Marcus Baker Dr
Palmer, AK 99645
Craig Saunders used to be a guy who just loved riding his ATV, but didn’t have enough time to do it. To make more time, he started this tour company and hired other locals —not seasonal workers from farther afield— to help him.
There's no better way to explore the backcountry than with a local who knows it intimately and loves it just as much. With Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours, you get to ride an ATV, led by local experts, while driving over rocks, splashing through mud, and exploring Alaska terrain that’s otherwise inaccessible by roads. It's a an easy passion to share: Driving an ATV is something most anyone can do, from kids to seniors. After a short training session, you’ll be in command of your ATV, and your guide will lead you and your group (typically 4-6 people) as you steer your machine through the Alaskan wilderness. You’ll drive through forested trails, across open valleys, up old mining claim routes, past waterfalls, and through streams. Your ATV powers through—and over—just about anything.
Your destination is deep in the backcountry, away from tourists and civilization. On the three-hour tours, the huge Knik Glacier will still be a few miles off in the distance. But on the full-day tour, you’ll drive right up to the face of the glacier: It’s a towering river of ice 28 miles long, some 5 miles wide, and more than 1,000 feet thick. You’ll take a break and have lunch while gazing around at the peaks of blue ice that surround you. Then hop back on your ATV for a thrilling, careening ride home. Ether way, you’ll see wildlife, awesome mountain scenery and feel the wind on your face – definitely an Alaskan backcountry experience.
Transfers: Will pick up from local hotels and downtown Anchorage area.