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Highlights

Barbara Falls is the best waterfall to visit in the Chugach State Park. It's even more fascinating when it's frozen solid; just look at the pictures! With the falls literally minutes away from the trailhead, this is a MUST-DO for any out-of-state visitor or long-term Alaskan resident. It's easy, brief and exciting making it truly a tour for everyone!

Highlights:

• Hike to Chugach State Park's most photogenic waterfall, frozen-solid!
• An easy, brief, and compelling experience designed for all to enjoy.
• Perfect for families with children! ‍‍‍
• Learn about Alaska's boreal forests from skilled naturalists.
• Opportunity for wildlife sightings, including moose, snowshoe hare, porcupine, voles, birds.
• Provisions include a prepacked snack, courtesy of Kat’s Epic Trail Bites, and micro-spikes for icy terrain.

Are you ready? Let's go check out the falls together!

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sgstaffing
March 27, 2021
What a great experience. Hiked in a serene area with ice falls. Matt knows his flora and fauna! We would do this trip again

About This Deal

Itinerary
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Stop At: Barbara Falls, Ken Logan Circle, Eagle River, Anchorage, AK 99577

We start the tour by following the gorgeous South Fork Eagle River, pausing to observe the ice-dam formations created by frigid-cold and fast-moving water. Ice crystals appear to grow from the surface of the water, slowing and raising the water level in terrific ways. Just minutes later, we arrive at the base of the magical 25-foot waterfall where you see shimmering icicles, fascinating ice bridges and falling water frozen-in-time.

After stocking up a store of photos to show your friends and family, we embark on a short nature walk. You will see the stunning vegetation living within our diverse boreal forests. Towering species such as white spruces, paper birches, and aspens drape the frozen ground below. We will explain the intriguing biological mysteries happening within the lichen, mosses, and trees that surround us. We could also see local wildlife, such as: moose, hare, rodents, and birds.

Transportation included in total time of tour:
(1 hour transportation & 4 hours hiking)

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • No experience required, but you should be able to walk at least 2 miles on flat pavement, or 2 miles of uneven rolling terrain over the course of ~ 2 hours
  • Participation waiver signature required prior to departure.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will accommodate you with a different snack option.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Inclusions
  • Day packs and trekking poles available upon request. Microspikes provided for icy conditions.
  • Snacks - High-calorie trail bites


Exclusions
  • No hotel, B&B, Air B&B, or other accommodation pickups.
  • Must meet at designated meeting location or provide own transportation to trailhead.


Duration
3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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