Chugach National Forest – Custom Private Hike


Enjoy a spectacular hike into the Chugach National Forest on one of three trails:  Winner Creek, Crow Pass – National Historic Iditarod Trail, or Byron Glacier Trail.  Meander among wildflowers, through mine ruins, search for Mountain Goats, and Black Bears in Crow Pass.  Stroll thru a stunning glacier valley and view glacier caves at Byron Glacier.  Or walk among towering old-growth hemlock trees thru the northernmost rainforest in the world, with the canopy so thick it’ll keep you dry on even the wettest of days on the Winner Creek Trail.   Transportation provided from Girdwood.  Departure Time Flexible.

Minimum of 6 Guests Needed to Book, this trip is PRIVATE per booking party.

2024 Summer Season: May – September 15  (Call for Availability)


Enjoy an interpretive nature hike in the Chugach National Forest. Trail determination is dependent on the group’s activity level and the weather of the day. Bear & Safety protection, water, & snack provided by Chugach Adventures.

Three trail options:

Crow Pass Trail: 2+ miles one way with elevation gain. This is a more strenuous hike with a portion of the trip on the Iditarod National Historic Trail.

Byron Glacier Trail: in Portage Valley (approximately 30 minutes South of Girdwood) this a more mellow 1 Mile hike one way into the beautiful Byron Glacier valley.

Winner Creek Trail & Winner Creek Hand Tram: The easier of all 3 hikes, 3 Mile total distance hike starting from the Hotel Alyeska and finishing at the Crow Creek Gold Mine.


  • We require all guests to sign a release of liability on all of our tours.
  • Bring warm clothes & layers, extra socks, a hat & gloves.  These are more important in August & September, but nice to have in June & July with AK’s unpredictable weather.
  • Recommend Rain gear, and outdoor attire.
  • Most guests bring their cameras, you should get great photos.

Cancellation Policy for Day Tour Bookings: 

Cancellations made 10 days or more in advance are 90% refundable.

Cancellations within 10 days are nonrefundable.

Gratuity / Tip: Our guides are expected to go above and beyond for this trip and greatly appreciate any & all gratuities.

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