From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Winter Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Go Hike Alaska

From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Winter Walking Tour

Activity provider: Go Hike Alaska
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Admire a picturesque frozen waterfall in Chugach State Park and learn about the area's flora and fauna on this guided walking tour from Anchorage.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Witness the beauty of Chugach State Park's most photogenic frozen waterfall
  • Enjoy a brief but compelling experience that's perfect for families with children
  • Learn all about the flora and fauna of Alaska's boreal forests from your guide
  • Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, including moose and snowshoe hares
  • Admire breathtaking ice formations along the fast-moving South Fork Eagle River
Full description

Witness the ice-covered Barbara Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Chugach State Park, on this guided walking tour from Anchorage. Learn all about the flora and fauna of the area from your guide on this wintertime nature excursion.

Departing from Anchorage, follow the South Fork Eagle River, observing ice dam formations created by freezing temperatures and fast-moving water. Reach the base of the 25-foot Barbara Falls and see shimmering icicles, ice bridges, and falling water frozen in time.

See the vegetation that lives within the diverse forest. Admire the towering species such as white spruces, paper birches, and aspens that drape the frozen ground below.

Learn about the intriguing biological processes happening within the lichen, mosses, and trees that dominate the environment from your guide. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as moose, snowshoe hare, rodents, and birds.

  • Transportation from downtown Anchorage
  • Day packs and trekking poles (available upon request)
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the main entrance of the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center on the sidewalk on the corner of 5th and E street. There are parking garages in the area if you need them.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Snow clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • No hiking experience is required but you should be able to walk at least 2 miles on uneven rolling terrain
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Great afternoon. Lea our guide was informative and very professional

February 9, 2023

March 17, 2022

Product ID: 410808