Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Alaska's Mat-Su Valley with locally guided, small group and private trips based in Palmer, just a 45-minute drive from Anchorage. Whether you’re exploring during the season of the midnight sun or under the northern lights, you'll find year-round guided activities for every level of adventure - from short walks and history tours to adventurous full day and overnight treks.

Nestled between the Chugach Mountains to the south and the Talkeetna Mountains to the north, Palmer scenery boasts snow-capped peaks, glacial valleys, and rushing rivers. Revel Treks and Tours offerings emphasize place-based education, connecting you to the landscape, history, and people who call the area home.

Revel’s small-group sizes and knowledgeable guides provide an insider’s look at this scenic region. Go with Revel and it’s truly your chance to revel—in the mountains, in the community of Palmer, in delicious beer, and in the beauty that is Alaska.

Hikers mingle at a local brewery in the Mat-Su Valley

Enjoy 2 to 3 hours of hiking, followed by a local brewery visit on the Hike & Brew Tour

Tour Choices

Rocks, Rivers and Glaciers: Hike and History

This 4-hour moderately challenging outing combines outdoor activity with educational adventure. This trip takes visitors back in time and allows you to imagine what the region might have looked like when glaciers were here. Visitors will hike about 3 miles in total, learning along the way. If the conditions are right, guests will be able to see glaciers from the summit.

Hike and Brew

Enjoy 2 to 3 hours of hiking, followed by a local brewery visit. This is the ideal trip for those seeking a moderately active adventure. After the hike is complete, you will head to a local brewery to enjoy a flight or pint included with the trip. Many breweries offer non-alcoholic beverages as well, and groups can opt for a non-alcoholic stop (like the local Kombuchery) if they prefer. This is Revel’s most popular summer trip!

Palmer Culture and History Tour

Learn the history of the iconic Alaskan town of Palmer and the surrounding area on this 4-hour trip. This trip includes 3 history stops: the Colony House Museum in downtown Palmer, a guided history walk of downtown Palmer, and a third stop based on your group’s interests. A farm stop, railroad stop, or cultural interpretation stop are all options.

Tundra Adventure

Ready to spend a full day exploring the majestic mountains surrounding the Mat-Su Valley? Get a day-long hiking experience on this extended trip that takes you deeper into the Alaskan backcountry. You may see waterfalls, glacial valleys and alpine tundra on this adventure. Lunch included.

Customized Private Half and Full Day Adventures

Is there an experience you would like to have or a unique memory you would like to make? Our customizable half and full day adventures are designed to do just that! Reach out and we’ll design a trip for you that will only make you fall more in love with Alaska.

Backpacking Trips

Don’t limit yourself to just a single day exploring: the Palmer area offers endless beauty and variety. Our 2 day/1 night backpacking trips are perfect for those who want to gain confidence, venture off, and experience the Alaskan backcountry. Our small group sizes allow for trips tailored to you. Guide, food, sleeping bags, tents, and camp gear are included.

Family sleds in Hatcher Pass

Revel Treks can organize an epic sledding trip for the whole family

Winter Trips

From October to April every year, Alaska transforms into a winter wonderland! Bundle up and come explore this vast land by sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking! We even have extra gear to make sure you are warm and cozy and every winter trip includes hot cocoa or a warm drink.

The History

Company owner and guide Kierre launched Revel because she wanted a way to provide community, education, and connection to place for visitors and locals. In 2023 Revel connected with over 400 locals, logging over 800 community miles. Revel’s tourism trips help provide affordable educational offerings for the local community. Regular opportunities include monthly ladies night out(doors), community hikes for local seniors, and a winter speaker series. Kierre moved to Alaska in 2015 to volunteer with a state parks crew in Willow. She’s guided around the state, but out of everywhere she’s guided, she loves sharing Palmer the most.

Getting There

Pick up at the Palmer Museum
723 S Valley Way
Palmer, AK 99645
Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Year Round
Duration 3 hrs to Multi-Day Options
Rates Private Half Day // $499 | 4 hrs
Private Full Day // $875 | 8 hrs
Hike & History // $139 per person* | 4 hrs
Hike & Brew // $159 per person | 4 - 5 hrs
Palmer Culture & History Tour // $129 per person | 4 hrs
Tundra Adventure // $219 per person | 7 - 8 hrs
Backpacking // $975 per person | 2 day / 1 night
Winter Trips // $99+ per person | 2 - 4 hrs
Rate Notes *Children pricing available

Revel Treks and Tours