Alaska is a dramatic landscape full of natural wonder and adventure.
Glaciers carve valleys, rivers traverse wilderness, mountains rise
from the ocean and wildlife prosper in this challenging environment.
Not just a place to see, Alaska is a land to experience. We
invite you to kayak on a backcountry lake, raft a scenic creek, jet
boat to a towering glacier, ski trek in silent meadows or overnight
at our glacier sled dog camp. Unique wilderness access, top
quality gear, Alaskan cuisine and our friendly/experienced guides
set us apart.
Alaska Backcountry Access makes Girdwood's scenic Glacier Valley our
year round base of operation. Settled by gold miners in 1896
the area is now home to Alyeska Ski Resort and a small thriving
Alaskan community. The surrounding Chugach National Forest and
Chugach State Park offer access to stunning backcountry settings and
Our guides are the heart of Alaska Backcountry Access. We
traverse Alaska testing and honing our skills in search of
adventure. Sharing this knowledge and experience with our
guests is our passion. Always an innovator, every tour is
unique to our operation. We pride ourselves with partnerships
we form with land mangers, outfitters and our community.
Top quality gear is key to adventuring in Alaska. We outfit in
appropriate gear for every tour. This includes: dry
suits for whitewater rafting trips, splash gear for jet boating and kayaking;
and backcountry boots and skis for snow trekking. Camping and
expeditions are fully outfitted with roomy tents, comfortable pads
and warm sleeping bags. On rainy days
on the Twentymile River with convertible canopies on each
of our jet boats.
Alaskan backcountry cuisine is included on full-day trips,
overnights and expeditions. We utilize many local, organic and
wild caught ingredients for our delicious meals. Backcountry
settings, selected wines and Alaskan beer highlight the dining
experience. Snacks and water are provided on all tours.
This website highlights Alaska Backcountry Access's
most popular trips. They are developed with you, your family,
friends and corporate groups in mind. Additionally, we offer
Alaskan vacation packages, travel itineraries and backcountry
expeditions across Alaska. Custom guided activities include
snowmobile tours, bear viewing, fishing and sled dog mushing.
Filming and photography locations for magazines, TV and movies are a
specialty too. Ten plus years of guiding water, snow and motor
sports and our dedication to remote travel has taken us throughout
Join us for world class adventure in Alaska’s backcountry!
783-3600 or email
We are proud to partner with the following companies to provide
outstanding Alaskan adventure activities:
Alaska Adventure Company
All Alaska Tours
Regent Seven Seas