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Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips

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Address: Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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+1 800-664-4537
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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We are a small group of dedicated, knowledgeable guides enthusiastic about...

We are a small group of dedicated, knowledgeable guides enthusiastic about the beauty and diversity of Wrangell-St.Elias National Park. We offer 1/2 and full day glacier hikes. Beginning to advanced Ice Climbing instruction. Backpacking, mountaineering and more.

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Glacier hike to Donoho Lakes

We did a hike across Root Glacier to Donoho Lake with Noah as our guide. The views were excellent and Noah was very knowledgeable so that we felt very comfortable with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a hike across Root Glacier to Donoho Lake with Noah as our guide. The views were excellent and Noah was very knowledgeable so that we felt very comfortable with the experience. We even had the privilege of experiencing a jökulhlaup. You can google this term for its meaning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We booked a day long ice climbing trip with KWG for the last day of their season. I called their offices at least 4 times to ask all variety of questions and spoke mostly with Betsy was always wonderful, patient and helpful through every step of the process. On the day of the trip, they picked us up right on... More 

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Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed Ice Climbing. I always feel particularly proud when a local from our community recommends us, so thank you for sharing that. Cheers, Betsy More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I'm a teacher with a school group that comes each year to Kennecott as an extended, immersive learning experience. The people at KWG are a big part of our students' learning experience. They provide a safe, friendly environment for us to explore the Root Glacier and are knowledgeable about the geography and topography of the area. I highly recommend them!!

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Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Your group is always one of the guides' favorite trips of the summer. Can't wait to see you next year. Betsy More 

Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The guides were so helpful, and when wife was too sick to continue with a cold, they refunded trip for her. Our guide was very knowledgable and made the trip feel as if we were part of the family. Others staying at lodge alos commented on how great the guided tours to the glacier were as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Trust Kennicott Wilderness Guides. They are professional, knowledgeable, very safety conscious, experienced, and flexible. We had a tremendous trip ice climbing and a 6 day remote backpack Wrangell (Bremner Mine to Allie's Valley). Our guide was Jesse who was the best guide I have ever had...and I have hiked and climbed 5 continents. OUr trip wasn't straightforward: it rained alot... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We contacted KWG before our trip and discussed our hiking expectations, Jarod was helpful in choosing the proper locations, Root Glacier and Fly in Hike to Steamboat. Our guide Spencer Williamson was professional and enthusiastic throughout the hikes. He has a love for the wilderness that is evident in his work. I would not hesitate to use KWG again. While... More 

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Doddridge, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Loved KWG Glacier Hike!! You definitely need a guide to explore all the destinations on The Root Glacier half day hike. We saw the other guides from different companies in larger groups but we are so glad we chose KWG Spencer Williamson, he was very attentive to our needs and made sure were taking care of. We enjoyed every minute... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you are looking for an adventure designed for you that will provide a wealth of great memories then you need to contact the Kennicott team. We spent a couple of days launching from the local lodge and four days in the wilderness. There attention to detail, great relationship skills and knowledge of the area are incredible.

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Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks Don! I was just looking at pictures from the trip yesterday, memories indeed! More 

Bennekom, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our three night stay in Kennecott was one of the highlights of our tour through Alaska. Especially the walk on the Root Glacier with one of the Kennecott Wilderness Guides made it an experience that will stay with us for a long time. Our guide knew what she was talking about with interesting news and stories.

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Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review

We are happy to hear we were one of the highlights of your trip! Thanks for going out with us and thanks for the great review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

So I signed up for a full day ice climb tour with my friend expecting this to be an experience of a lifetime. Emma from KWG was a blast, pushed our limits and made it an unbelievable experience! Although the weather wasn't up to par and it rained, it far exceeded our expectations! I feel like I have to go... More 

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Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides - Day Trips, responded to this review

Thanks Dina! Emma had a blast. We'll see you on your next adventure to Kennicott, Cheers! More 

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