There are endless possibilities in and around Girdwood, Alaska. Just decide how laid back or active you want to be. You can relax on a glacier and wildlife cruise on Prince William Sound, try whitewater rafting on the Six Mile River or hike on the Winner Creek Trail – it is all just minutes away from the B&B. We are happy to help you plan your Alaskan adventures. The links provided below are a sampling of what the area has to offer. For further suggestions or sample itineraries, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Girdwood it is easy to get in touch with nature. Take a bike ride on the scenic paved Bird to Gird Trail, or choose from one of many spectacular hiking trails. Try your hand at gold panning or ride the tram up Mt. Alyeska for a panoramic view of the mountains and glaciers.
From Whittier, you can sample the beauty of Alaska on a 26 Glacier Cruise or plan your own custom cruise on Prince William Sound. Or try sea kayaking for a close-up look at the Sound. On the way to Whittier, stop off at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; you are sure to get a good picture of a bear and moose there.
For those seeking high adventure, try white water rafting, or paragliding. Or perhaps you want to take a helicopter up to a glacier and try summer snowmobiling or dog mushing. The Ascending Path offers guided eco-adventures from glacier hiking to rock and ice climbing.
For the fisherman there are many options. Choose from a day of guided salmon or trout fishing on the Kenai River. Fishing on the ocean can be quite an adventure, where success is measured in terms of hundreds of pounds of fish. Or just head out with a pole and try your luck “combat fishing” for salmon on the Russian River.
Seward, located 90 miles south of Girdwood, offers spectacular wildlife & glacier cruises from Resurrection Bay. The saltwater fishing is pure excitement. Stop at Exit Glacier or take a summer sled dog ride and tour an Iditarod racing kennel.
The Alyeska Ski Resort is just down the road, offering ski and snowboarding terrain for all ages and skill levels. Or head off with a pair of cross country skis and sample the trails in our pristine meadows. Stop by at the Girdwood Ski and Cyclery for all your rental needs. Crank up the excitement with a day of snow cat or helicopter skiing guided by Chugach Power Guides.
Try a day of snow machining with Glacier City Snowmobile Tours or get behind a team of dogs on a dogsled with Chugach Express for a truly Alaskan experience.
- Girdwood history
- Drive to Girdwood along Turnagain Arm
- Trails in Chugach State Park
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
- Alpine Air Flight Seeing, Glacier Dog Sledding & Glacier Landings
- Crow Creek Mine
- Prince William Sound Glacier & Wildlife Tours
- Kenai Fjords Glacier & Wildlife Tours
- The Ascending Path Guide Service
- Alaska Sea Kayakers – Prince William Sound
- Chugach Outdoor Center Scenic & Whitewater Rafting
- Salmon & Trout River Fishing
- Seavey’s Iditaride Sled Dog Tours
- Halibut & Salmon Ocean Fishing Charters
- Alyeska Ski Resort
- Chugach Powder Guides/Chugach Adventure Guides
- Glacier City Snowmobile Tours
- Shuttle Services to and from Girdwood