Set off with a small group and an experienced guide for an unforgettable exploration of the Mat-Su Valley area. This Palmer-based outfitter offers year-round guided activities and services designed to make you feel like a local.
Nestled between the Chugach Mountains to the south and the Talkeetna Mountains to the north, there are craggy, snow-capped peaks and rushing rivers everywhere you turn: a classic Alaskan setting that comes packed with a rich history. Plus, the charming community of Palmer, just a 45-minute drive from Anchorage, is a mecca for beer lovers and makes a great place to finish your hike.
The area offers limited opportunities to adventure with a guide, so this is your opportunity to take a few hours or a few days and get 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.
This 3-4-hour trip is designed to be a low-impact adventure great for those with limited mobility or who prefer a less active activity. You’ll explore a local trail in town or head out into a nearby state park. Learn about the history of the area and the boreal forest during your trip.
Looking for even more adventure? Get a day-long hiking experience on this extended trip that takes you deeper into the Alaskan backcountry. Waterfalls, glacial valleys and alpine tundra top the lists of sights you may see. Lunch included.
Hike & Brew
Enjoy 2 to 3 hours of hiking, followed by a local brewery visit. This is the ideal trip for those after a moderately active adventure. After the hike is complete you’ll 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.
Scenic Town & History Tour
Check out the authentically Alaskan town of Palmer and the surrounding area on this 4-hour trip. You’ll do some Insta-worthy scenic driving and walking as you explore the town. Learn the history of Palmer and the surrounding area during a short walk, which could be on the Palmer Rail Trail. Then enjoy a jaw-droppingly scenic drive just outside town; you’ll head into Hatcher Pass or out to the Glenn Highway.
Love hiking and camping? Don’t limit yourself to just a single day: the Palmer area offers up endless beauty and variety. Spend 2 to 5 days in the Alaska backcountry. Trips are a combination of trail and off-trail hiking. Group size is a max of 6; you can also reserve it to be for just your group. The guide, all food, sleeping bags, and tents are included; BYO backpack (or rent one).
If you’re after an authentically local experience, head out for cross country skiing, sledding or winter hiking. Local trails become a winter-lovers playground from October through April every year. Winter trips take you out to for a truly Alaskan adventure - handwarmers included.
Company owner and guide Kierre launched Revel because she felt such a strong connection to the Palmer community and the amazing scenery around it. Indiana-born and always an outdoors lover, she lived in Switzerland and New Zealand, where hiking became a passion. She came to Alaska in 2015 to volunteer with a state parks crew in Willow and only planned to stay the summer, but was seduced by the area’s beauty and friendliness, so she stayed and launched a business that combines everything she’s passionate about.
Prices & Dates
|Duration||3 hrs to Multi-Day Options|
|Rates||Half Day // $125 per person | 3-4 hrs|
|Full Day // $195 per person | 6-7 hrs|
|Hike & Brew // $155 per person|
|Town Tour // $125 per person|
|Backpacking // starting at $1,895 per person|
|Cross country skiing // $165 per person|
|Winter hiking // $135 per person|
|Rate Notes||Purchase 4 spots and you can have a private trip.|