"WE JUST WANTED TO SAY "THANK YOU" FOR THE WONDERFUL ATV TOUR. WE ALL AGREE IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!
THANKS FOR BEING A GREAT TOUR GUIDE. WE WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO VISITS ALASKA."
S. DOLES ~ LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Gold Panning Tours
Summer Season Tours (mid-May to mid-September)
Do you have gold fever? South of Anchorage, Hope-Sunrise is one of Alaska’s first major hot spots for gold. In the 1890’s, Sunrise was considered one of the largest cities in Alaska. This area is not far from the very first discovery of gold in Alaska by the Russians in 1849. Alaska ATV Adventures has a private claim on the East Fork, near Hope, and would like to share this authentic mining adventure with you!
2018 Tour Departure Times & Pricing
7 days per week
mid-May to mid-September
9:30AM check in, returns to the trailhead at 12:30PM
$195.00 per person*
*There is a 4-person minimum guest requirement for this tour to operate
This gold mining experience, allows you exclusive use of our gold mine claim. This activity has been designed to be suitable for visitors of all ages. The day begins with an amazing drive along one of the most scenic byways in America. The Turnagain Arm has stunning views of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. On your drive you’ll want to keep an eye out for Dall Sheep and Beluga Whales which are often sited on this beautiful drive south. There is even a chance to see bear and moose due to the wide expanse of meadows on both sides of the road as you round the Turnagain Arm just about 10 miles from where you’re mining experience begins! Your guide will give you their gold panning orientation, provide panning training and all the equipment needed for an exciting Gold Panning Adventure. Have no fear you will reap the rewards of your efforts, everyone will depart with Alaskan Gold!
Everyone on the tour will be able to share the stories of their “True Alaskan Experience” and have the gold to prove it!Gold Panning Tours Add-ons
ATV 3-Hour Bird Creek / Girdwood ATV Adventure
The 3-hour ATV Adventure departs at 2:00PM and returns at 5:00PM. Should guests add this option to their gold panning adventure it is suggested that they stop at the Girdwood strip mall (Pizza, Bakery, Gas Station, Café) for lunch or pack a sack lunch for the day.
Price for the ATV Add-On is $195.00 per driver/$180.00 per passenger
Group/Custom Enhancement Options
Please contact for specific pricing on options (based on group size and time of year). A few sample ideas are listed below.
|Team Building||Backcountry Survival||Berry Picking|
|Alaska Scavenger Hunt||Six mile River Fishing (when in season)||Survival Camp Competition|
- Day trip tours
- Refreshments & snacks
- Large or small groups
- No experience necessary
- Safety gear is provided
- Ideal Pre/Post Cruise tour
- We Operate Rain or Shine
- Add-on Options Available