Day Two: Hatcher Pass & Palmer
WASILLA: Rise & Shine, as the midnight sun never sets! Continental breakfasts will be available in your private room as you begin your day. Today you’ll experience spectacular views of Hatcher’s Pass and the Independence Gold Mine, built in the early 1900’s. Here you have your choice of taking a walk on paved trails, or hiking back into the mountains for a real adventure. Those who love photography will have a real photo safari here with the arctic flora and fauna. Or if learning about the history of the area is your choice, a park naturalist is here to share the history of the mine, as well as the lifestyle of the engineers to the flunkies, who worked tirelessly on the mine. A lunch stop will be provided at a local area restaurant.
PALMER: This afternoon join in an all-terrain vehicle (4-wheeler) adventure through the forest and across creeks. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will provide you with an orientation to the ATV’s and will then lead you out on the trail. Enjoy riding your ATV through forested trails, across open valleys, and up old mining claim routes as we look for wildlife and soak in the grandeur of the countryside. Take in the wilderness and keep your eyes open for moose, caribou or even wolves. You’ll get a taste of the lifestyle of local Alaskans.
This evening, a dinner stop in Palmer is offered before returning to your overnight accommodations.
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Anchorage Metro-Area Lodging