Things to Do in Girdwood

Alyeska's Summer Activity Guide

Many activities are available, including ATV tours, flightseeing tours, bear viewing tours, wildlife and glacier cruises, kayaking, river rafting and hiking, dog sled tours, fishing, jet-ski tours and zip lining.

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The Best Things to Do in Girdwood

Top activities include riding the tram, panning for gold, hiking, visiting Portage Valley, glacier viewing, biking trails, taking the train to Spencer Glacier and enjoying local restaurants & breweries.

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Visit Girdwood

Girdwood is “One of the 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Alaska” and located just 25 miles south of Anchorage. Glacier Valley is home to Alaska’s only major ski resort, Alyeska Resort. Girdwood is an excellent base camp for all your activities in Southcentral Alaska.

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Crow Creek Gold Mine

Established in 1896, Crow Creek Mine is one of Alaska's most renowned hydraulic gold mining operations. Explore the unique blend of historical buildings, antiques, gardens, amazing mountain scenery, and hiking trails. Gold panning and equipment hire is available.

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Dogsledding (Seward/ Girdwood)

An 8-mile journey in our open air 6x6 Pinzgauers takes you from sea level to an elevation of 1200 feet on the historical Iditarod trail.

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Alaska ATV Adventures

Alaska ATV Adventures offers a wide array of ATV/QUAD/UTV excursions. Engage in the northern most temperate rainforest while experiencing the thrill of the throttle through the winding wooded trails of the Chugach Mountain Range.

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Girdwood Hiking

The Girdwood Valley and the peaks that rise above it offer something for everyone, whether you want a quick stroll in the woods or a multi-day expedition.

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Girdwood to Seward

Seward, AK is shaped by glaciers, nestled between mountains and the ocean. It is the ancestral homeland of the Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, people.

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Explore the world of whales, wildlife, and glaciers. 
> Hike to Exit Glacier (2.2-mile hike)
> Catamaran Cruise 

Kenai Fjords