Summer Rafting & Hiking
Glacier City Rafting & Hiking is excited to provide glacier rafting and hiking trips in the amazing Portage Valley throughout the Chugach National Forest. To book an adventure call us at 907-382-1050 or email reservation requests directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. We specialize in small group adventures that are suitable for all experience levels and ages! Come take a raft, hike, or combine them both for an unforgettable Alaskan experience. All of our trips are run by tenured guides with over 25 years of experience – your maximum enjoyment is our personal challenge and your safety is our utmost priority! Don’t see the adventure you are looking for? Contact us and we can help set up a custom itinerary or point you in the right direction to some of our favorite Alaskan gems.
Glacier Raft or Glacier Raft & Hike
- Tour: 5-7 hours
- Departs: 7:30 am or Custom Itinerary
- Rates: $279 adult / $199 child under 14
An Alaskan experience for all ages! Your group can help your guide paddle across the vast Portage Lake with dramatic mountain views leading to the reveal of Portage Glacier, or let the guide do all the work and sit back to relax! Learn how glaciers and weather formed the landscape to give you an appreciation of the power of ice. Your group can choose an extended shore excursion or hike Portage Pass with views of the glacier and Prince William Sound.
We are specialized in small or private groups with decades of experience as Alaskan guides.
Come prepared with waterproof hiking boots or shoes and waterproof layers. Lifejackets and extra layers (if needed) are provided. This is a full-day experience, lunch, snacks and hot drinks are covered. The hike has a moderate elevation gain of 750ft in one mile.
*This trip is always weather dependent as strong winds at the lake may create an alternative trip plan. Notes: Add a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for $49 per person.
Scenic Portage Rafting
- Tour: 3 hours.
- Departs: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm.
- Rates: $139 adult / $109 child under 14.
All levels, all ages adventure! Our float begins on the vast Portage Lake and weather depending, we will explore the lake before heading down the river. Occasionally, icebergs can be seen in the lake. This valley has a healthy population of moose, black bears, bald eagles, and all five species of salmon that run up the river later in the summer and early fall. We will take a break on a gravel bar under one of Portage Valley’s alpine glaciers to take in the view and look for animal prints. Specialized in small or private groups with decades of experience as Alaskan guides. Bring layers and hiking shoes. Lifejackets and rain layers (if needed) are provided. Snacks and hot drinks are provided. Notes: Add a custom Portage Valley Hike for $59 Adult/$39 Child OR a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for $49 per person.
Portage Valley Hikes
- Tour: 2-3 hours
- Departs: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm
- Rates: $119 adult / $99 child under 14
Portage Valley has evidence of a recent glacier recession. Your guide will give you an interpretative hike through forests, under the alpine glaciers, and around glacier blue ponds as we make our way to the vast Portage Lake. This valley has a healthy population of moose, black bears, bald eagles, and all five species of salmon that run up the side creeks later in the summer and early fall. Specialized in small or private groups with decades of experience as Alaskan guides. Wear good hiking shoes and bring weather-appropriate layers. Snacks and hot drinks are provided.
Level: Everyone, some trails are wheelchair accessible.
Length: 3-7 miles depending on the group’s desire. Notes: Add the Scenic Portage Rafting for $79 Adult/$49 Child OR a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for $49 per person.
How to book a trip & Cancelation Policy
We take our reservations over the phone at 907-382-1050 and will send an invoice for your tour once you are confirmed.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: Before 7 days is 90% refundable.
After 7 days is nonrefundable unless it is a medical emergency.