This full day excursion from Anchorage includes a local guide, a tour of the Musk Ox Farm, an interpretive nature walk in the Hatcher Pass area, a farm-to-table style dinner, and photo-stops along the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway!
A Note on Seasonality:
The outdoor activity portion of this tour is weather dependent, based on conditions.
July & August: we will take an interpretive walk through the abandoned Independence Mine State Historical Park Visitor Center, led by your local guide.
April - October: we will visit a local recreation area for an interpretive nature walk or fat tire bike ride led by your local guide. If you prefer not to explore, we will have a campfire with s'mores and an indoor facility for your enjoyment!
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Musk Ox Farm, 12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
Visit the Musk Ox Farm, known as one of the most unique animal husbandry projects in the world, for up close views of Musk Ox! Walk the trails aside these fascinating Ice Age creatures as you learn about their adaptations and place in the future of Alaskan agriculture. You'll also have time to explore the Musk Ox Farm's shop for gifts such as qiviut (Musk Ox wool, one of the most sought after fibers in the world)!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Hatcher Pass, Alaska
As we ascend the Talkeetna Mountains, we will enter the alpine area of Independence Mine State Historical Park in the breathtaking Hatcher Pass! During the summer, we will take an interpretive walk led by your local guide. The Independence Mine trail is ONLY open 6-8 weeks of the summer so if you visit us in July and August, the Chugach State Park Rangers will open the gates and we are permitted to walk through the old mining town on established trails. This old mining town is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In early summer and throughout the fall months, we'll access neighboring trails for our nature walk led by your local guide. During the winter, we'll visit a local recreation area for a snowshoe stroll and fat tire bike ride, with demonstrations by your local guided. If you prefer not to ride the winter trails, we'll have a campfire with s'mores and an indoor facility for your to warm up in!
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Turkey Red, 550 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645, USA
A delicious meal is included, provided by a locally owned and operated restaurant, known for their farm to table style ingredients!
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Bottled water
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Entry/Admission - Musk Ox Farm
- Entry/Admission - Hatcher Pass
- Entry/Admission - Turkey Red
Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, 515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
Returns to original departure point
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