Explore the Knik River Valley on ATVs! Roll over silt dunes, navigate water crossings and wind through epic forest trails. Escape civilization with an authentically Alaskan adventure. This is a great way to get a taste of Alaskan off-roading.
Riding is always spectacular in this scenic valley and this amazing trail covers a wide variety of terrain. You will see Knik Glacier in the distance if the weather is clear, get right up close to Knik River at the base of Pioneer Peak, cross Jim Creek, and ride over dry riverbeds. You will make your way to Friday Creek, eventually arriving at the halfway lookout. The trail itself is well-defined yet rugged. You'll cross streams and other obstacles as our expert guides show you the way.
The Knik Valley is a hidden gem just outside of Anchorage. On this half-day experience, you will cover approximately 25 miles of rugged terrain. Whether you are a thrill seeker looking for an adventure or a family group looking for a half-day outing, Knik will deliver! The vast trail system allows for a catered experience for you and your current off-roading skill level.
Come prepared as you are strongly encouraged to dress in warm layers and clothes you do not mind getting muddy. Helmets, goggles, and gloves will be provided for those who don't wish to bring their own. On our website you may purchase individual ATV seats for guests 18 years of age and older. If you have questions on side-by-side options (seats 2 with optional small middle seat for children ages 5-10 years old), Crew Cabs (seats 3), or Family Special (seats 2 adults and up to 4 children), please email [email protected] for more information.
Duration: 2.5-3 hours (Roundtrip from meeting location.)
- Helmet, goggles, gloves, rain jacket, rain pants and rain boots
Duration: 2-2.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 30 minutes to gear up, safety briefing and take a test lap
- 2-2.5 hour ride depending on trail conditions (you cover approximately 25 miles)
- Minimum age: 18 years old
- This tour is not recommended for guests with back or hip concerns or pregnant guests.
- Signed liability waiver
- This tour meets approximately 45 minutes north of Anchorage, near Palmer. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to ride and operate an ATV. Please leave a comment during checkout with any questions on accessibility.
What is included on this excursion?
Helmets, goggles and gloves will be provided (you may also bring your own). During the summer months, rain jacket, rain pants and rain boots are available.
What should I wear on this excursion?
Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Dress warm, wear multiple layers, and closed-toe shoes. In the winter time (October - March), a thick winter jacket, insulated bibs, warm winter boots, double-layered wool socks, a winter hat that will fit under your helmet and warm gloves/mittens are required. (We have some options available and have recommendations on where gear can be rented). Leave a comment at check out if you would like more information.
What should I bring with me on this excursion?
In the summer time (April - September), it is recommended to bring bug spray, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. In the winter time (October - March), a thick winter jacket, insulated bibs, warm winter boots, double-layered wool socks, a winter hat that will fit under your helmet and warm gloves/mittens are required. (We have some options available and have recommendations on where gear can be rented). Leave a comment at check out if you would like more information.
What can I expect the winter season to be like (winter is considered October - March)?
Winter weather can be VERY cold. Appropriate cold-weather gear is required. Heated-cab side by side vehicles are perfect for enjoying the frigid winter temperatures. Knik is a wind-blown valley that can usually accommodate wheelers year-round. If the snow is exceptionally deep, snowmobiles may be utilized.
What will I see on this excursion?
On this tour, you'll have the chance to see mountains, views of the Knik Glacier in the distance (weather dependent), wildlife sightings (moose, bald eagles and other wildlife are often seen), amazing trails, a muddy and wet adventure in the Summer or a frozen wonderland in the Winter.
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