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Gold Mine Safari Tours

Two Mines... Too Much Fun!

Scenic Mountain Gold Mine Tour

Are you ready for a journey that is completely different from anything you have ever experienced? We are committed to delivering experiences that will make your Alaska visit the vacation of a lifetime!

Hop aboard our 6x6 Austrian made 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!

Travel up the scenic Iditarod Trail to Crow Creek Mine, a National Historic Site. Enjoy a walking tour of the mine and wander thru one hundred year old buildings and antiques surrounded by manicured lawns and flower gardens. Your guides will be a wealth of history as they interpret the deep mining history as well as the bountiful flora and fauna of the area. Crow Creek Mine is a beautiful location that is frequently used for weddings, film shoots and private functions.

Climb back aboard the Pinzgauer and travel further up the Iditarod Trail to a private, active gold mining operation where scenic trails and stunning overlooks offer breathtaking views. This mine is located high up in the alpine growth of the Chugach Mountains where 7000” mountain peaks surround you. View hanging glaciers and possible wildlife sightings such as moose, bear, goats and sheep. Your guide is an expert at finding these animals using binoculars and spotting scopes. Your guide will explain more of the fascinating gold mining history that dates back to the turn of the century.

This is where you will get a feel for the off road capabilities of the Pinzgauer as we do some exciting six-wheel trail riding! Your guide will drive along stunning trails that will make your Alaskan experience a one of a kind experience.;

More information on Crow Creek Mine  More information on 2nd Mine and Mountain Trails

Party Safari Tour

Start your long Alaskan summer night with a Party Safari! We will pick you up at the Alyeska Resort Tram Terminal at 5pm. This tour is all about fun and focuses mainly on trail riding. Bring your camera, a beverage and/or snack of your choice and a smile! We can stop at a store on the way up the road if you need to pick something up for the ride. We will drop you off at the Alyeska Resort or Town Square.  

We do not tour Crow Creek Mine on this tour. Cost is $69 per person. Trip lasts approximately 2 – 2.5 hours.

Party Safari Tour

We offer customized trips for corporate groups, weddings, and private parties with special interests

What is a “Pinzgauer?”

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.

Daily Departures

From the Hotel Alyeska’s Tram Terminal

Scenic Mountain Gold Mine Tour
10am & 1:30pm
Total tour time 3 hours

$110 per adult
$75 children 12 & under
Children 4 & under free

Party Safari
5pm pick up
$69 per adult

Make a Reservation

Call 907-783-5566


Inquire at the Tourist Trap located at the entrance to Girdwood in the Tesoro Minimall. Just a 40 minute drive South of Anchorage on the New Seward Highway.


Send us a message with your desired trip type, tour date you'd like to reserve, and we'll contact you in no time.