Eklutna Lake, Alaska
June to Aug
3.5 Hours

Eklutna Lake guided tours in the heart of the Chugach Mountain Range but just an hour north of downtown Anchorage.

Whether you have come to Alaska by cruise ship, air or RV, Alaska ATV Adventures is a perfect complement to your Alaska vacation. Our guide driven UTV (Side by Side Seating) Tours of the Eklutna Lake area begins just one hour north of Anchorage and take you into the heart of the Chugach Mountain Range. Our central location makes us the ideal pre-cruise or post-cruise tour for ships docking near Anchorage.

Eklutna State Recreation Area boasts the largest lake in the Chugach State Park, Eklutna Lake. Serenity abounds as your driver/guide takes you many backcountry miles through spectacular scenery along pristine turquoise waters. Eklutna Lake is surrounded by the Chugach Mountains, home to moose, Dall sheep, and both black and grizzly bear. It is one of the area Locals’ favorite places to take visiting friends and family for a true Alaskan experience. Spend an entire day hiking and exploring the area or add a Kayak or Bike rental to your UTV Adventure!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Eklutna State Recreation Area
CLOTHING/GEAR Wear comfortable warm synthetic clothes dressing in layers (long sleeved shirt, long pants, fleece jacket, rain jacket, rain pants, gloves, wool/fleece hat, sunglasses) hiking boots or sneakers. Bring a small backpack, camera and binoculars. Bottled water is included with your trip however; please feel free to bring your own filled water bottle (less plastic waste).
ATV/Quad driver training Professional Guides
Backcountry ATV experience Helmet
Granola Bar/Snack Bottled Water
Safety Gear Bear Protection
Full Meal
Gratuities for your guide!

Alaska ATV Adventures focuses on small groups, providing excellent wildlife viewing and unrivaled scenery accompanying a ride specifically tailored to the group.


5 star ratingWe had a blast. Bob and Calea were great. The machines worked great and thier knowledge of where to see bears was incredible. We saw black bears, grizzly bears and a brown bear and then the salmon at the waterfall was so cool. Bob is also quite... read more

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The trip is driven by a guide. These machines hold up to 5 passengers (6 with the guide). All guests are passengers.
The standard tour includes a guided 3.5-hour guide driven excursion that including helmet fitting & safety orientation.
We are able to coordinate the option of a Kayak or Bike rental upon return for an additional fee. Contact us for details.
Advance reservations are required for this custom tour. There is no cell or internet service at this location. If there are no reserved bookings there will be no guide on site.
There is a 3-person minimum to book this tour. Our UTVs hold up to 5 guests so there may be individuals from other travel parties placed in non-private group bookings.
We ride rain or shine! Guests need to provide their own outdoor gear for this tour. Rain pants, raincoat, closed-toed footwear, stocking cap and gloves are recommended.
These tours have a limited number of departures each season. Contact us for reservations and up to date options.
There are restrooms at the trailhead for use.

This is a custom tour and does not operate on a regular schedule. Advance reservations are REQUIRED. You will be provided with directions to the trailhead with your booking confirmation. There is NO cellular or internet service at the trailhead location. If there are no reserved bookings there will no guide on-site. Because our tours operate in various locations we meet at each trailhead rather than our office address. Please DO NOT show up at our office address. We will be out on the trail!

Eklutna Lake
Group fun on UTV Tour
Water fall along Eklutna Lake UTV Tour
Guided Alaska UTV tour
kayaking on Eklutna Lake
family fun at Eklutna Lake
Views of Eklutna Lake and the mountains