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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, packrafting courses and...more
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Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We spent two days in early June in Wrangell-St. Elias, and wanted to make the most of our short time in the largest national park in the country, so we went with Kennicott Wilderness Guides for a half-day Root Glacier hike. It was a fantastic...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for leaving such kind words! We love what we do, and especially love being able to share this place with families and small children. It is so awesome that you made the effort to share such an experience with your little one. Hopefully...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first time ever going on a backpacking and outdoors trip and I was amazed. I got to go ice climbing on a giant glacier, packrafting on a glacial lake, and do 6 days and 5 nights of backpacking through the largest national...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks so much for joining us! Your attitude and energy really made the trip the joy that it was. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Everything about my experience was fantastic. From Jack teaching us how to ice climb to Spencer teaching us how to pack rafter to Taylor and Austin guiding my group in the wilderness to the fun car rides with Monte and Chris, KWG was nothing but...More

Thank Nick C
Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

We are so glad that you had such an amazing experience! We look forward to seeing you again someday. Thanks for all the great memories!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

After months of planning, I had the distinct pleasure of bringing 17 boys from the high school I teach at to visit the Wrangles. We embarked on an adventure that included ice climbing, pack rafting, and five days in the backcountry. From start to finish...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks Luke! We really enjoyed working with you and your amazing group of students. You have obviously helped to foster an incredible sense of adventure amongst your students. It made our jobs easier knowing that everyone was excited and prepared. We look forward to working...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This was the greatest trip of my entire life, solely because of the guides. Jack and Monte made my five days in the backcountry incredible and are some of the greatest people that I have ever met. If you are looking for a guide service,...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks Kyle! We sure do hope to see you back again someday. Monte and Jack were extremely glad to have you on the trip and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for having such a great attitude!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I went pack rafting, ice climbing and back packing on the Goat trail for 5 days and I can hands down say that this was the best outdoors trip I have ever been on. The pack rafting with Spencer was amazing. We took an all...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Wow! Thanks for the kind words. We really enjoyed your positive attitude and outlook, as well as eagerness to try new things with a smile. We hope to see you again someday!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great hike, gear, guide, and glacier! We did the "half-day" hike to Root Glacier, which lasted about five hours and was taken at a comfortable pace for the twelve-year-olds and retired member of our group. Spectacular views even on an overcast (and sometimes drizzling) day....More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for joining us. We really enjoyed spending the day with you and would be honored to do so again. Until then, safe travels and have fun!

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Went on the half day glacier tour and it was fantastic. A really unique experience and Hazel the guide was great. She was very friendly, kept us all safe and was excellent company. I would highly recommend the trip.

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for the review! We are glad to hear that you had a nice time with Hazel. She was glad to spend the day with you too. We hope to see you again someday. Thanks!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Did two day hikes with KWG and it was spectacular! Everyone at KWG was so friendly and helpful. They are also very accommodating as you can choose the pace. I would highly recommend doing the Root Glacier hike with them. It is such a unique...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks so much for the review. We are glad that you had such a great time. Jack had a great time with you as well, and really enjoyed both the glacier hike, and getting into the alpine. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 29 June 2017

My husband and I recently did an all-day glacier hike with KWG, and it was hands-down the best thing we did during our two weeks in Alaska. We had signed up for a group hike, but it ended up being just us that day, and...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. Hazel had a great time with you as well! It is not everyday that our guides can be blessed with such excited and wonderful people to spend the day with. We hope to see you again someday!

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Mary R
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Mary, Thanks for your interest in our trips! Our half-day glacier hike is a great option for what you are looking for. Hiking on a glacier is often the highlight of many people's trip to Alaska. Our half-day covers 5-6... More
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