Go on an Adventure

Girdwood is not lacking in the adventure department. Start with a flightseeing tour to take in all of the stunning alpine scenery and glaciers surrounding Girdwood from above or get up close to a glacier by booking a helicopter glacier trekking tour complete with a hike across the ice with an experienced guide. While visiting the area glaciers, learn how to mush with the professionals and their dogs. Even in the summer, visitors can take a ride across the alpine snowfield or try a hand at leading the team.

Back on solid ground, downhill ski at Alyeska Resort, rent a fat-tire bike or strap on cross-country skis and hit the Nordic trails. In the summer, explore those same trails from the seat of a mountain bike.

Other tours that take off from Girdwood include multi-day glacier camping excursions, scenic river floats at Spencer and Portage glaciers, kayaking and more. Travelers can find whatever Alaska adventure they’re looking for in Girdwood.

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Observe animals in the wild and visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.


Girdwood is home to events like Forest Fair and Spring Carnival that highlight the area’s arts, crafts and entertainment.


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