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From Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Guided Musk Ox Farm Tour

1. From Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Guided Musk Ox Farm Tour

Take a drive from Anchorage as you set out to explore the historic Musk Ox Farm nestled amongst the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. Marvel at scenic views as you drive up the Knik Arm towards the pastoral Matanuska Valley. On the way, listen as your guide shares fun facts about the area. Once you arrive at the farm, join an expert guide on a 45-minute walking tour. Learn about the farm's 60-year legacy and discover more about the history of musk oxen, their sustainable domestication, and the benefits of musk ox farming in the region. Called Oomingmak or "bearded one" by the Inupiaq people in Arctic Alaska, this Ice Age mammal once roamed the earth alongside wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. Today, the oxen are used to produce an annual harvest of qiviut, the finest wool in the world. At the end of your farm tour, hop back into the van and take the scenic road back to Downtown Anchorage. A light snack and a bottle of water will be provided.

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What people are saying about Knik River

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

The staff notified in a timely manner that the dog sledding part was not going to be possible due to bad weather and it is excellent thinking of the client's safety, however the passage by helicopter and to the glacier was possible and the attention and explanation of safety and the Shine pilot were excellent. The kindness of the pilot was very nice and his explanations on the flight and on the glacier were extraordinary. They provided us with a device for special footwear to walk on the glacier. The tour on the glacier was excellent, I 100% recommend this tour!

A wonderful experience. excellent service. the helicopter pilot is courteous and professional. Unique views and the dog sledding and handlers are exceptional. 100% recommended.

This was amazing, suggest planning it towards the end of your trip so it is a highlight. Dogs run in the Iditarod!