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.
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: 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.
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 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.
What to Bring
- Long Pants
- Closed toe shoes
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.
Prices & Dates
|Season||April 17 - Oct 31|
|Duration||Half, Full, and Multi-Day|
|Rates||Glacier View ATV Tour | 3 hour // $255 driver | $155 passenger | Departs 8am and 12pm Monday - Saturday | 2 person min, Winter Hours | Departs 8am or 1pm|
|Knik Glacier Adventure | Full Day // $395 driver | $295 passenger | Departs 8am, Monday - Saturday | 2 person min, Winter Hours | Departs 9:30am|
|Multi-Day ATV in Eureka // $895 per person, per night | 2 person min // $695 per person, per night | 4 person min // Custom Departures|