group sea kayaking towards a huge alaskan glacier

Alaska High Trails

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Tuition $4,495





Jun 17 - Jun 30 Jul 3 - Jul 16 Jul 19 - Aug 1

Backpack, Sea Kayak, Whitewater Raft

Arrival Location

Anchorage, AK

Departure Location

Anchorage, AK

Trip Overview

Experience the Land of the Midnight Sun on this 14-day adventure. Students will explore the Alaskan wilderness on a 4-day backpacking trip through Denali State Park* or Chugach National Forest*. If the clouds part, the group may even catch a glimpse of the towering Denali! On the backpacking expedition, students will learn backcountry skills including traveling comfortably with a backpack, selecting and setting up a backcountry campsite, sourcing and purifying water, and cooking over small backpacking stoves. They’ll hone those skills as they embark into the backcountry again to sea kayak the Prince William Sound. For 4 days, the group will paddle through pristine waters, among stunning glaciers and wildlife. At night, they will set up camp on the beaches of the Sound and warm up by the campfire. Students on this program will also experience the thrilling Matanuska River with a day of whitewater rafting.

*Backpacking locations may vary depending on permits and trail conditions.


Activity Highlights

  • Backpack in Denali State Park – 4 days (overnight)
  • Whitewater Raft Matanuska River – 1 day
  • Sea Kayak Prince William Sounds – 4 days (overnight)

Trip Price Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Activities
  • Meals
  • Group gear

Not Included

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Airfare to and form the trip start and end
Everyone was really great and friendly with each other. It was nice to be with a group of people that were just happy to be there on the adventure together. There weren't any cliques and everyone felt included, which was really special for me.

Sam, 2019 Alaska High Trails Student


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