Knik Glacier ATV Tour

Our Most Popular Tour


This ATV tour takes you on a ride through a remote, glaciated, backcountry valley. Our expert guides will lead you across beautiful meadows, along streams, and past scenic mountains and waterfalls to the ultimate sight of Alaska's mighty Knik Glacier. Refuel for the equally stunning trip back with a lunch at this incredible landmark.

For those adventurous souls that are ready to spend an entire day exploring Alaska’s beauty, our backcountry ATV tour to Knik Glacier is an unbeatable experience of nature’s wonders. In this full-day tour that takes 6-8 hours, you will see Alaska like you never have before!


After teaching you how to operate the ATV, your guide will lead you on a ride straight into mind-blowing territory! You’ll be taken though all kinds of scenic terrain, including sprawling valleys, fascinating old claim routes for mining, and dense forest, and ultimately seeing one of Alaska’s incredible mountainous glaciers. Don’t forget your camera, as you’re sure to witness wildlife and scenery like you’ve never seen before!

Check In: Clients will be met at our Palmer office by our guide staff upon arrival. Clients will then be outfitted with a helmet and goggles. Once clients have signed a standard liability release form, we will begin the safety briefing.

Orientation: At the ATV trailhead, we will provide a safety briefing and orientation to ATV’s. Topics covered will be proper operation of the ATV, general safety information, what to expect while on the tour route, procedures for possible wildlife encounters, and information on proper ATV riding techniques.

ATV Tour Pricing Includes: Helmet, goggles, orientation to ATV operation and safety information, local guide, fuel & oil, cold drink breaks, a delicious hot lunch, all with our guide services throughout the entire trip. Guide gratuities are NOT included in the tour price. (Note: clients are financially responsible for physical damage they may cause to the ATV due to careless, negligent, or accidental operation).

Reservation Policies: Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are highly recommended. If booking by phone, a credit card is required to confirm and hold your reservation at time of booking. Payment is due upon check-in at our office prior to tour departure and may be handled with cash, Visa, M/C American Express or Discover Cards. You have up to 30 days before your tour date to cancel with no penalty to you.

Physical Limitations: It is not necessary that clients have previous ATV experience prior to participating in one of our tours. Riding an ATV, as a general rule can be more challenging than driving a car because it requires coordinated physical input such as leaning and moving on the seat to assist the ATV in turning. Drivers need to be prepared to heed the advice of their guide and use their body to be actively involved with the steering and driving of the ATV for proper operation. Please note that the maximum amount of weight an ATV can accommodate is a total of 300 pounds. Also, due to the manufacturers warnings all participants must be at least 16 years old to operate the ATV.

We look forward to having you join us for one of our amazing year-round, locally guided adventures in the spectacular Alaskan backcountry.