Are you ready for a journey that is completely different from anything you have ever experienced? Buckle up, sit back and relax while your experienced guide takes you on a 20 mile round trip on back roads and trails.
Hop aboard our 6x6 Austrian made military Pinzgauers for a unique Alaskan back country experience. This guided tour is exciting but geared as a “Slow and Easy” tour that is meant for just about everyone!
Starting at almost sea level, your tour will take you up into the alpine growth at an elevation of 1200ft. At this elevation you are out of the forest where the Alaskan scenery really opens up. 7000ft mountain peaks with hanging glaciers all around you. Truly an awe-inspiring site. Many Hollywood film productions have used these gold mines because of their Alaskan beauty.
We are the only tour company of its kind in the entire state of Alaska. We access two gold mines on private property. Combining a ten passenger, 6 wheel drive ATV off road tour operation with an active gold mine is a first of its kind. These Austrian made troop transport carriers are comfortable and fun…………..we have local Alaskan guides that present Girdwood’s history and its environmental uniqueness. Unlike other companies who use vans and mini-buses as transportation, we’ll take you on a ride in our open air 6x6 Swiss military vehicle.
Developed and built in Austria for the Swiss Army during the Cold War. The Pinzgauer has amazing off-road capabilities with comfortable seating for an unforgettable experience. It is considered by many to be the best off-road vehicle ever produced, surpassing even the Hummer in maneuverability and reliability tests. They are aptly named after a hearty breed of Austrian work horse renowned for its exceptional mountain climbing ability.
The Pinzgauer is also notorious for its quality craftsmanship. With only 1,300 vehicles produced each year(1971-1985), these are essentially hand-made, low production, high quality machines. As a result, despite its high sticker price, It has been the choice for many militaries around the world.