Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours

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Owners Matti and Dan love the beauty Alaska has to offer, and love to share that beauty with visitors. In the summer they're on ATV's and in the winter, they're exploring the same scenic country on snowmachines. No matter what time of year you find yourself in Alaska, they can set you up for an adventure.

Drive your own ATV in the Alaskan backcountry outside Anchorage.

Drive your own ATV in the Alaskan backcountry outside Anchorage.

All Ages Fun

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: ATVs and side by sides available to accommodate all ages and skill levels. After a short training session, you’ll be in command of your ATV, and your guide will lead you and your group (small group sizes) 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. Whether you are driving an ATV or riding together in a side by sides your group is sure to have an amazing trip. These machines power through and over just about anything. Your ATV powers through—and over—just about anything.

Picnic by the Knik Glacier

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 26 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.

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Long Pants

Getting There

3901 S. Lindsey Cir
Palmer, AK 99645

Tours begin with check-in at the Alaska Backcountry Adventures office in Palmer, Alaska, less than an hour north of Anchorage. If you need a shuttle, please call or email and Alaska Backcountry Adventures will help you arrange your transportation.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season April 17 - Oct 31
Duration Half, Full, and Multi-Day
Rates Glacier View ATV Tour | 3 hour // $259 driver | $139 passenger | Departs 8am and 12pm Monday - Saturday | 2 person min, Winter Hours | Check In 9am or 1pm
Knik Glacier Adventure | Full Day // $389 driver | $249 passenger | Check in 8am, Monday - Saturday | 2 person min | Winter Hours Check In 9:30am
Multi-Day ATV in Eureka // $895 per person, per night | 2 person min | Custom Departures
Rate Notes We offer Alaska Resident & Military Discounts
As us about pricing for kids
Provided Gear // Rain jacket, boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, and dust mask

Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours

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