Knik River, Anchorage

Knik River, Anchorage: Our most recommended tours and activities

Anchorage Area: Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour

1. Anchorage Area: Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour

Soar over Alaska on a spectacular helicopter ride above glaciers and icebergs. Search the skyline for moose, black bears, Dall sheep, and mountain goats. Land on a glacier snowfield and enjoy a whole hour with Alaskan sled dogs and their mushers who live here all summer long. Take the dog team for an exhilarating dog sled ride through snow, surrounded by amazing scenery. Overboots so your shoes stay dry, extra jackets and warm gear can be provided. Stand on the runners and mush your own dog team, or sit on the sled and let the mushers run the team. The length of this tour makes it perfect for any traveler. After the dogsled tour, meet the canine athletes that pulled your sled, listen to stories about running sled dog races of over a 1,000 miles long, meet the puppies and take pictures with your favorite dogs. After the dog sled experience, take a helicopter ride over the lower glaciers where you can see the blue melt pools and the crevasses on your way back to the lodge.

Anchorage Area: ATV or UTV Off-Road Adventure Tour

2. Anchorage Area: ATV or UTV Off-Road Adventure Tour

The Knik River Valley is an off-roader's dream and is located just 45 minutes north of Anchorage. Ride halfway up the Knik River Trail, over silt dunes, through water crossings, and along forest trails. If the weather permits, you'll also see Knik Glacier in the distance. For your ride, choose a single-rider ATV or a 2-seat side-by-side (UTV). Embark on an adventure covering about 20 miles of trail. This tour is designed for people who want a spectacular ride, but don't have time to tackle the full trail. Head up Knik River Trail and take on the bumpy terrain of silt dunes, water crossings, and forest trails. All the while, marvel at spectacular views even of Knik Glacier in the distance.

From Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Guided Musk Ox Farm Tour

3. From Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Guided Musk Ox Farm Tour

Take a drive from Anchorage as you set out to explore the historic Musk Ox Farm nestled amongst the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. Marvel at scenic views as you drive up the Knik Arm towards the pastoral Matanuska Valley. On the way, listen as your guide shares fun facts about the area. Once you arrive at the farm, join an expert guide on a 45-minute walking tour. Learn about the farm's 60-year legacy and discover more about the history of musk oxen, their sustainable domestication, and the benefits of musk ox farming in the region. Called Oomingmak or "bearded one" by the Inupiaq people in Arctic Alaska, this Ice Age mammal once roamed the earth alongside wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. Today, the oxen are used to produce an annual harvest of qiviut, the finest wool in the world. At the end of your farm tour, hop back into the van and take the scenic road back to Downtown Anchorage. A light snack and a bottle of water will be provided.

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What people are saying about Knik River

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

The staff notified in a timely manner that the dog sledding part was not going to be possible due to bad weather and it is excellent thinking of the client's safety, however the passage by helicopter and to the glacier was possible and the attention and explanation of safety and the Shine pilot were excellent. The kindness of the pilot was very nice and his explanations on the flight and on the glacier were extraordinary. They provided us with a device for special footwear to walk on the glacier. The tour on the glacier was excellent, I 100% recommend this tour!

A wonderful experience. excellent service. the helicopter pilot is courteous and professional. Unique views and the dog sledding and handlers are exceptional. 100% recommended.

This was amazing, suggest planning it towards the end of your trip so it is a highlight. Dogs run in the Iditarod!

Me and my family really like it the pilot was perfect and all of the stuff

Great flight + pilot, musher Ben as well. A unique experience!!