Copper Country Discovery Tour

4 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 1 A K - C P P - 4 2 0
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Points of Interest

  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park
  • Copper River
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Copper River Basin, home of the Wrangell Mountains and America's largest national park. Join a friendly local guide on an easy one mile hike through the boreal forest to a scenic river bluff. Along the way, you will look for signs of wildlife, explore the delights of the changing seasons and discover edible plants and berries. Your naturalist guide is an Alaska resident, happy to share stories, answer questions and customize the experience based on your interests. We will make a short stop to view the Alyeska Pipeline and explore its history and impacts. This small group tour includes a visit to a rustic camp on a private nature preserve where you can touch the skins and skulls of local wildlife and learn about their ecology. Bring your camera for photographic opportunities including panoramic vistas and elusive wildflowers. Smell the aromas of the forest, marvel at the stunning beauty with its diverse life, learn about local human history and its influences, and let the solitude of this unique place fill your senses. Your journey will leave you with a sense of peace and wonder, and a new understanding of the Alaskan landscape. This tour is operated by local nonprofit Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment (WISE.) Proceeds from the tour go towards WISE's youth programs, which cultivate stewardship ethics and understanding of nature.

Special Notes:

Maximum weight is 400 lbs. Bring a camera. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress in warm layers. Must be able to walk one-mile on forest trails.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour orientation and safety briefing

Time at site:
00:10

Guided nature walk

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
13
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1200
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Interactive presentation of furs and skulls of local animals

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:50
Walking distance:
300

Tour to the Copper River Princess Lodge

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:35
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Informative tour of area

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:35
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Scenic photo opportunities

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes