Recommended Travel Partners

Arctic Air Expeditions

One of a kind guided tours. Alaska ATV Adventure owner, Tim Cook will escort you from authentic Alaskan Native villages to close-up views of the mighty polar bear.

Lifetime Adventures

Epic opportunities for locals and visitors to Alaska. Kayak & bike rentals, lessons, custom packages, equipment shuttles & more! Dan, Barbara, and their crew welcome you to your Alaskan adventure!

Alaska Mining & Diving

One of the largest marine and snowmobile dealers in the world.

Sheep Mountain Lodge

Enjoy spectacular mountain views, local outdoor recreational activities, modern handcrafted cabins, delicious home cooked meals, and old-fashioned Alaskan hospitality!

Jon Van Zyle

Jon Van Zyle has spent over four decades capturing the essence of Alaska’s landscapes, wildlife, people, and sports. His original paintings and reproductions are represented in many galleries in the United States and Europe.

Knik River Lodge

Offering a unique balance between an Alaska lodge stay and a cabin adventure with amenities you would expect from a hotel. Close to the city of Anchorage but a world away in wilderness.

Eagle Head Cabins

Located on the banks of the Kenai River with great salmon and rainbow trout fishing available. Our Kenai River log cabins are built for your comfort and enjoyment, fully furnished, and tastefully decorated in the Alaska theme.

Sherp Alaska

Durable and reliable machines for operation in the most difficult natural conditions.

Things to do near the trailhead

(South Anchorage / Bird Creek / Girdwood / Alyeska)

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation and public education. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care.

Alyeska Aerial Tram

A 3 to 7 minute scenic ride from The Hotel Alyeska to the top of Mt. Alyeska. You can see miles in all directions. Don’t forget to look down! In the summer months, moose and bear sightings are common.

Portage Glacier Cruise

One of Alaska’s most popular attractions. Visit the sheer, awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier located just an hour from Anchorage.

Crow Creek Mine

Gold Panning & Prospecting are great recreational activities that people all around the world engage in. Crow Creek Mine allows guests a rare opportunity to gain access to our productive and highly reputable Gold Rich property.

Hiking Trails

There are several hiking trails in the area. All listed trails are managed and non-motorized use only; mileage is one way. Trails shown on the map that are not listed here may be indistinct and hard to find. Be alert as you hike and bike–bears and moose love our valley too!

Bird Creek Campground

Just south of Anchorage, the campground offers experiences like fishing, hiking, whale watching, wildlife viewing and spectacular sunsets. These wooded sites have fire rings, picnic tables and water. Hosts on site seasonally.

Dining options near the trailhead

(South Anchorage / Bird Creek / Girdwood / Alyeska)


Alyeska Resort’s AAA Four Diamond award winning mountain-top luxury restaurant begins with a scenic aerial tram ride that takes you high above The Hotel Alyeska. From the mountaintop every table features panoramic glacier and water views.

Brown Bear Saloon

The saloon offers a full-service bar and  a moderately priced grill menu. We are a locals’ establishment year-round, as well as having many travelers every year.

Double Musky

This Girdwood, Alaska restaurant serves classic New Orleans dishes done with Alaska Seafood; such as halibut stuffed with crab meat dressing and topped with Creole burre blanc sauce, shrimp ettoufee, shrimp and sausage jambalaya, Lobster KaBobs, and salmon au poirve.

Chair 5

All of our food is prepared to order from scratch using the freshest ingredients available. This takes a little time, so sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit to Chair 5.

Jack Sprat

Established in 2001, Jack Sprat serves carnivores and vegans side by side in what has been a peaceful culinary experiment! Our slogan is “Fat & Lean World Cuisine” which allows for healthy alternatives with flavors from around the globe.

Turnagain Armpit BBQ

Our Indian, Alaska,  Southern-style, authentic BBQ was born at the ‘ArmPit’ 6 years ago with our first ole hickory smokers. We began to create fun, family and fantastic food, and we haven’t stopped since.

South of Anchorage

If you are visiting the Anchorage area for the first time, or are an Alaskan “Sourdough” looking for options to share with your visitors from the Lower 48, we can offer ideas to compliment your Alaska ATV Adventure for a full day of fun.

We’ve included a sample full day itinerary below.
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8:00 AM: Pick Up Rental Car


9:00 AM: Pick Up Fishing Gear (if you want to fish later)


9:25 AM: Depart Anchorage for Bird Creek


10:00: Arrive/Check-In for ATV Adventure


1:00 PM: Return to Alaska ATV Adventures


1:35 PM: Lunch at Chair 5 in Girdwood


2:30 PM: Afternoon exploring Girdwood


4:30 PM: Depart Girdwood for AWCC


6:30 PM: Depart for dinner at Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ, Anchorage


8:00 PM: Anchorage/Drop of Gear Rental

Late returns can be made at Long House Alaskan Hotel.

Long House Alaskan Hotel
4335 Wisconsin St, Anchorage, AK 99517

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