Glacier Hikes

Glacier Hikes on Alyeska Glacier Girdwood, Alaska




In partnership with The Ascending Path, Alaska’s Finest Tours & Cruises offers the opportunity to experience and learn about glaciers up close and personal on this 3 hour glacier excursion!

The Alyeska Glacier is nestled in Glacier Bowl above Alyeska Ski Resort in the Chugach Mountains. You will hike in awe, overlooking breathtaking views of the Turnagain Arm and towering alpine peaks. Traveling on a glacier during the Alaskan Midnight Sun is an amazing and educational experience.
Trips depart twice daily from the Yurt at the base of the Alyeska Resort Tramway in the beautiful Girdwood Valley. After introductions, gear selection and a brief trip explanation, we ride the Tram 2,300' to the Glacier Express Lodge on Mt. Alyeska.

From the upper mountain Glacier Express, we hike a scenic ridgeline with outstanding views of the 7 Glaciers in the Girdwood Valley. On the 45 minute hike to the glacier, we make several photo & rest stops to learn about interesting local wildlife and history. In totality, we hike for 3-4 hours for a distance of 1 mile round trip with an 800 foot elevation gain. At the Glaciers' edge we gear up with climbing harnesses, ropes and/or crampons and NEOS over-boots. All groups learn about glacier travel and travel out onto the glacier itself.

Trips include all equipment, naturalist glacier guides, tram ticket, 5:1 ratio and interpretive natural history, ecology and glaciology discussions. A Snack and water is provided. Please wear comfortable warm clothes and dress in layers (fleece jacket, rain jacket/pants, gloves, wool/fleece hat, sunglasses, ball cap). Be sure to bring hiking boots or running shoes, daypack and a camera.

Guests visiting Alyeska Glacier will surely come away with better respect and knowledge about glaciers, mountain weather and the history of Girdwood, not to mention some great photographs!

This is a 3 hour excursion, leaving at 9 am, 1pm and 4pm daily from Mid-June through September.

Cost: $139 (Adult/Child)
Including Tram Ticket


MIDNIGHT SUN Glacier Hikes!
June 13th-July 13th @ 8pm
Call our Office to book: 907.764.2067

This is a moderate to strenuous activity, however no experience is necessary. Ages: 10-70.

Hikes operate in all weather conditions.

Transport available from Anchorage: $50pp, 3 person minimum. You will connect with Glacier Valley Transit for an additional $1.00 which takes you into the town of Girdwood from the main highway to Aleyeska.  Look for the Yurt (Round Tent) which serves as our temporary check in point.

Guests will be required to fill out a Glacier Hikes Application and sign our waiver.
Trip minimums and maximums will be set at 2 and 10, respectively.
Guides are allowed to accept, and are very grateful for gratuities.
Spaces fill quickly so contact us for more information or to book your trip today!!