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Backpacking and Hiking Trips

Hiking Overview

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A backpacking trip in Wrangell-St. Elias will provide a treasure trove of memories for years to come. This is the best way to experience the incredible variety of terrain that Wrangell-St. Elias has to offer. Whether you are interested in an easy three day hiking trip to enjoy the beauty of Alaska, or a rugged and challenging 12 day expedition, we have routes to fit your requirements.

Below is an overview chart of the hiking trips that we can fly you into. Click on the individual routes for additional details.

Guided Hiking Trips

Some of these trips may include glacier crossing or other terrain that you might feel more comfortable doing with an experienced guide. St. Elias Alpine Guides, Trek Alaska, Expeditions Alaska and Kennicott Guides offer guided trips on these routes. Wilderness Skills Seminars If you are interested in a route that involves glacier and/or river crossings, but prefer an unguided trip, why not sign up for a one-day seminars offered by Trek Alaska or St. Elias Alpine Guides . Let a professional guide give you the experience and confidence you need to safely travel on your own in the Alaskan wilderness.


All rates below are per person and a 2 person minimum.

Easier to Moderate
Trip Days Miles Cost
Steamboat Hills 3-4 15-18 $550
Solo Creek to Chisana 4-6 27 $410
Beaver Creek 4-8 20 $495
Nutzotin Traverse 5-6 30 $505
Castle Peak Route 3-5 12 $335
Skolai Pass to Wolverine Mountain 4-8 18 $385
Wolverine Circumnavigation 3-4 11-13 $350
Moderate to Strenuous
Skolai Pass to Chimney Mountain 7-10 28 $510
The Goat Trail 5-8 25 $315
Wolverine to Doubtful Creek 3-4 11-13 $355
Castle Peak Traverse 7-10 $470
Bremner to Tana River 6-8 18-35 $385
Bremner to Tebay Lakes 8-10 40-45 $430
Hanagita Traverse 6-8 36-40 $385
The Tana Notch 5-7 20 $505
Pyramid Peak Traverse 5-7 20-22 $430
Seven Pass Route 6-8 18-35 $420
Allie's Valley to Bremner Mine 4-8 18-20 $540
Extremely Challenging
Southern Park Traverse 12-14 90-107 $430
Tebay Lakes to Tana River 12-14 58-90 $395
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