Anchorage, Alaska
Location
June 8 to Aug 3
Dates
1.5 Hours
Duration
6/10
Physicality
8+
Age

Revive your family with a little adventure! Join your Alaska Adventure Team and enter the rainforest just south of Anchorage, at Chugach Base Camp, in Bird Creek Alaska.

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Adventurers are afforded a chance to view bears and goats in alpine meadows, salmon in the creek and hidden treasures of berries, mushrooms and medicinal plants all native to this temperate rainforest.

Looking for a quest to get the entire family out to play and learn something new in the fresh air? Visit Chugach Base Camp!

This expedition, as with all of our adventures, is completely customizable. Need to take out a group? Want more time for photography, exploring, or family bonding? Have a specific subject you would like to learn about? Call your Alaska Adventure Team for more options.

Your Alaska Adventure Guide will share details about the history of the area, local flora and fauna to include edible berries and plants and traditional medicinal uses. In late summer, this forest affords a fungus lovers paradise which we will also discuss as they begin to grow. The complete adventure is 1.5 hours in duration.

Chugach Base Camp is located in the northernmost reaches of the Pacific coast temperate rainforest. This is the largest temperate rainforest on the planet which begins in Northern California, traverses 2500 coastal miles, and ends a short distance from our facility. Tiaga, also known as Boreal or snow forest, is just across the river and visible from camp.   This, the world’s largest land biome begins its journey here and sprawls all the way to Siberia.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL
This is an easy to moderate activity.
No experience is necessary.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Konikson Road, Anchorage Alaska
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 11:30 A.M.
RETURN TIME Approximately 1:00 P.M.
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. We recommend you bring your own rain jacket and pants if you have it, it will be more comfortable for you. Don’t forget 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).
INCLUDED
Viking Guide Driven UTV Professional Guides
Naturalist Stroll and Local History Bear Protection
Granola Bar/Snack Bottled Water
Helmet/Safety Gear Rain Poncho (if needed)*

* Bring your own rain jacket and pants if you have them, as they will be much more comfortable for you.

NOT INCLUDED
Full Meal
Gratuities for your guide!

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

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11:30 AM Orientation/Departure

Excursion orientation and departure.
2

Exploration

Depart in our guide driven, 5 passenger Viking UTV to explore the forest on the way to the creek. Naturalist stroll with flora and fauna discussion and history.
3

Return 1:00 PM

Ride back to Chugach Base Camp

Transportation Drop-Off/Pick-up Address:

(For Uber and other transportation companies requiring a physical address for pick-up/drop-off):

Essential One

29383 Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK 99540

How to get to Chugach Base Camp

Trailhead Check-in is on Konikson Road, Anchorage Alaska. We have come a long way with our technology but for this location…GPS systems do not always work AND the trailhead does not have an address there is a map location for Bird Valley Trailhead using coordinates. For the most accurate results using maps use the Essential One station in Bird Creek, from there you are only a few minutes away. Our confirmation contains detailed driving directions.

More Information About The Area

Chugach Base Camp is located in the northernmost reaches of the Pacific coastal temperate rainforest. This is the largest temperate rainforest on the planet which begins in Northern California, traverses 2500 coastal miles and ends a short distance from our facility, Chugach Base Camp. Just across the river and visible from camp, is Taiga. Taiga is also known as Boreal or snow forest, hence the world’s largest land biome begins its journey here and sprawls all the way to Siberia.

Transportation

UBER/LYFT – We work with a local UBER & LYFT driver. Call them ahead to arrange the pick-up time and location for both your hotel and the trailhead, once they arrive on your curb/trailhead, book the UBER/LYFT.

Rental Cars – We have been recommending Vito’s Car Sales and Rental off Gambell Street in Anchorage. In 2020 they were renting sedans for $71 a day ($300 refundable deposit, guests provide their own insurance). For more information please call 907-917-3310.

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Additional Information

  • Ages: 4 to 101 – younger children may participate, please call for availability
  • This trip is appropriate for families, groups and solo travelers.
  • Trips operate in all weather conditions.
  • Trip minimum: 2 machines
  • Trip Maximum: 6 machines (unless booked as a group tour) with a maximum Guide Ratio 6:1
  • Custom departure times and private trips may be available.
  • All guests are required to fill out our activity waiver on-site.
  • Trips operate in all weather conditions.
  • Advanced reservations are required, we do not have consistent cell or data on-site and we meet at the trailhead, it is not an office.
  • Cancellations or changes to reservations can be made up to 14 days prior to departure day

Mileage to the Trailhead

  • From Downtown Anchorage: 50 min (27.4 mi) via AK-1 S
  • From Girdwood: 29 min (12.0 mi) via AK-1 N
  • From Cooper Landing: 1 h 33 min (75.3 mi) via AK-1 N
  • From Seward: 2 h 01 min (99.5 mi) via State Hwy 9 and AK-1 N
  • From Wasilla/Palmer: 1 h 31 min (68.8 mi) via AK-1 S
  • From Talkeetna: 2 h 56 min (138.8 mi) via AK-3 S and AK-1 S
  • From Denali: 4 h 48 min (262.7 mi) via AK-3 S

Read the description(s) below for the equipment available on this tour. Contact us if you have questions.

 

Viking 6 Place UTV


Our Viking or 6 place machine has six seats in two rows. Your Alaska Adventure Team guide and two passengers ride in the front row. Three more passengers can ride in the back row.  These machines have six wheels and have a roll bar, allowing us to take passengers as young as 4 years old. This type of machine is often referred to as a UTV. Passengers will not need to learn how to drive this machine as it is guide driven.

Moose Calf
Salmon Run Bird Creek
mushrooms
mountain and forest views
moose in the forest
blooming fireweed
bull moose
Bear crossing creek
Bear in the rainforest