Turnagain Pass Snowmobiling
Duration: 3.5 hours
Location: Turnagain Pass is 65 miles south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway and 20 miles south of Girdwood in the Chugach National Forest
Winter Season: December 2017 – April 2018
Activity Miles: 15
Snowmobile in the high country of Turnagain Pass to seek the legendary snow the Chugach National Forest is famous for. Meet your guide for snowmachining instruction at the trail head in Turnagain Pass or at Bertha Creek on the Kenai Peninsula for riding in mountain valleys. Snowmobile travel typically takes you on historic wagon trails, to a roadhouse, around a campground loop and to a salmon habitat restoration project in Johnson Pass.
The Iditarod National Historic Trail unfolds as snowmachiners follow gold miners trails made famous by Alaskan huskies. If conditions permit we climb to elevation at Lynx Creek for panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and creeks hydraulically gold mined by ‘giants’. Alternately we ride the meadows and trails of Turnagain Pass where the locals ride trails linking powder fields and ancient glacial moraine.
Trailhead Price: $235 single rider 15+ years** Meets at trailhead 11:00 AM with 9:30 AM or 1:30 Peak season departures. Allow 3.5 hours
Girdwood Roundtrip* Hotel Alyeska Lobby: $270 snowmobile rider 15+ years** 10:15 AM Allow 5 hours
Anchorage Roundtrip* Mid/Downtown Hotels: $345 snowmobile rider 15+ years** 9:30 AM Allow 6.5 hours
All Alaska Snowmachine Tours:
** Adults must accompany riders 15-17 years old.
Passengers and youth aged 10-12 yrs receive a $70 discount (see Book Now button) however we have limited availability of 2 up (rider + passenger) machines and departures for 2 up tours. Bring warm layers, wool sox, small cameras, hats and gloves, sunglasses and sense of adventure. Our snowmobiles are mostly 600 and 900cc 4 stroke and 2 stroke expedition and cross country models. Snowmobiling is inherently dangerous, participants are required to sign a Release of Liability and Indemnity Form. We have outerwear including snow bibs, jackets, boots and helmets. Please provide sizing info when booking online to supplement your outdoor gear requirements. Alaska Snowmobile Tours is a division of Alaska Backcountry Access LLC.
Snowmachining in the Chugach National Forest, Chugach Range and Talkeetna Mountains is under special permit and provides excitement and challenges whether its your first time or you are an experienced snowmachine rider.
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