Gold Panning Tours
Summer Season (mid-May to mid-September)
Do you have gold fever? Located just South of Anchorage, Hope-Sunrise was 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 River near Hope. We would love to share this authentic mining adventure with you!
The 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 Alaska Gold Panning Adventure. Have no fear you will reap the rewards of your efforts, everyone will depart with Alaskan Gold!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||South of Anchorage|
|DEPARTURE TIME||By arrangement – There is a 4-person minimum guest requirement for this tour to operate|
Alaska ATV Adventures focuses on small groups, providing excellent wildlife viewing and unrivaled scenery accompanying a ride specifically tailored to the group.
We were the first tour of the season, and my friend and I had a great time with our tour guide Bob. We were a bit scared when pulling up to the empty parking lot... two ladies going out on a tour by ourselves with a unknown male, but he... read more
Group and Custom Enhancement Options
- Team Building
- Backcountry Survival
- Berry Picking
- Alaska Scavenger Hunt
- Six mile River Fishing (seasonal)
- Survival Camp Competition
ATV Tour Add-on
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!