Alaska ATV Tours & Adventures

Alaska ATV Tours & Adventures

Alaska is the place this summer for an adventure of a lifetime on our guided ATV and UTV Tours at Hatcher Pass, Alaska. We’re excited to share an incredible adventure with you that is more than just exploring an amazing place, but a chance to experience an authentic adventure with new friends in the real backcountry of Alaska. From high mountain trails in a breathtaking alpine setting, to exploring Alaska’s gold mining history, to splashing through rivers and creeks; Alaska will come alive for you. It will be the highlight of your vacation.

Our guided ATV tours are perfect for all levels of riders and ages and are accessible for all.  

With a wide range of rental options including ATVs and UTVs we have the right machine for you and your family. Our team are also all Alaskan’s who have a passion for the outdoors, a wealth of experience and love to share the very best of Alaska with you.  Whether you are a new rider or a more experienced rider, we have an adventure that will fit you perfectly. Plus, all the gear you need to enjoy your adventure, including rain gear, boots, goggles, and helmets, are included in our all tours.

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Snowhook Adventures has three unique adventure tour packages available from May through October.

Hatcher Pass ATV Adventure TourMidnight Sun ATV Tour & Dog Sled & ATV Adventure Tour

Available: May - Oct

Join us this summer on Hatcher Pass, high in the Talkeetna mountains for an ATV or UTV adventure of a lifetime. Experience the adventure of splashing through rivers and climbing mountain trails into the backcountry of Alaska for a 360 degree alpine view.

This scenic tour is 3.5 hours long and departs at 9am and again at 1pm. Our tours meet at our base in Willow and then head up the mountain. 

There is a free shuttle from our base to where we start our tours. We have plenty of parking at both locations including RVs. Our Hatcher Pass location is approved for rental vehicles if you would rather drive up there yourself. Please arrive 30 minutes before the guided tours start to check-in. If you are also planning on joining us for lunch please arrive at noon at our Willow base.

These guided scenic tours are suitable for drivers of all ability levels and experiences. Don’t worry, if you’re new to ATVs, we’ll work with you to build your skills as we progress throughout the tour. Choose from a single-rider “ATV”, a multi-passenger “UTV” or “Side by Side” depending on your group size and what type of adventure you want. Drivers must be 18 years or older with a driver’s license to drive either machine. We allow children to ride in a UTV provided that they can properly wear a seat belt while sitting up or using a booster seat. The ATV is a single-rider machine. We price UTVs for up to either 2, 4, or 6 passengers. Rain jackets, boots, pants, helmets, and goggles are provided. Hand warmers, head socks, and dust masks are available for purchase at our check-in cabin.

Available: May - Aug

Alaska is the land of the Midnight Sun. Make the most of your time this summer with a “Midnight Sun” ATV or UTV ride into the backcountry of Alaska on Hatcher Pass. Experience the same adventure of our signature half day ATV Adventure Tour except against the late night sun and cool evening colors of the Talkeetna mountains. There’s nothing like being on the mountain in an ATV as the sun sets low on the horizon.

This tour is 3.5 hours long and departs at 6 pm. Our tours meet at our base in Willow and then head up the mountain. There is a free shuttle from our base to where we start our tours on the mountain. Both locations offer ample parking space for RVs, and if you prefer to drive up to our Hatcher Pass location yourself, please note that it is approved for rental vehicles as well. Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour starts to check-in.

This tour is suitable for drivers of all ability levels and experiences. Don’t worry, if you’re new to ATVs, we’ll work with you to build your skills as we progress throughout the tour. Choose from a single-rider ATV or a multi-passenger UTV machines available dependent on group size and type of adventure. Drivers must be 18 years or older with a driver’s license. We allow children on tours either with a seat belt or booster seat. Rain jackets, boots, pants, helmets, and goggles are provided. Hand warmers, head socks, and dust masks are available for purchase at our check-in cabin.

Available: Apr - Oct

Join one of Alaska’s leading tour companies for a Dog sledding and ATV combo adventure.

This tour is the perfect adventure when visiting Alaska. We’ll provide you with the foundation to work with the dogs and build relationships with them as well as the skills to have the best adventure on the mountain on ATVs. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

The tour starts at 10 am and includes a 2-hour dog sledding portion, followed by a 3.5-hour ATV tour. Tour cost varies based on the type of ATV you rent, with single-rider ATVs and 2-6 person UTVs available. Please note that drivers must be licensed and at least 18 years old, as we do not provide drivers for our tours. We provide rain gear, boots, goggles, and helmets, and you can purchase hand warmers, head socks, and dust masks at our check-in cabin.

Your adventure begins with a visit to our Iditarod kennel, where you’ll meet and play with our friendly dogs. We’ll teach you how to work with the dogs and harness them for the ride. Then, we’ll take you on an interactive dog sledding tour through the woods and over hills. With plenty of time to take photos and ask questions.

Next lunch! We offer gourmet burgers, fries, cookies, and lemonade. If you’re a vegetarian, let us know in advance so we can grill you a garden burger. Just be prepared for our retired dogs to give you some adorable puppy eyes during lunch!

After lunch, we’ll head up to Hatcher Pass for an ATV or UTV adventure. We’ll start with easy terrain to ensure everyone is comfortable with their machines, then move on to more challenging trails. You’ll be splashing through creeks and climbing mountains in no time.

Snowhook - ATV Midnight Sun
Available: May - Aug
Snowhook - ATV Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun ATV & Sunrise Dog Sled Adventure is a two-day journey filled with outdoor excitement. The tour begins at Snowhook Lodge on Hatcher Pass, where guests enjoy a traditional Alaskan dinner. After dinner, the adventure kicks off with a three-hour ATV or UTV ride. This evening ride takes guests through the Talkeetna mountains, showcasing the beauty of Alaska’s midnight sun. The unique twilight of Alaska’s summer nights provides a stunning backdrop for the ATV journey.

After the ATV adventure, guests return to Snowhook Lodge for the night. The lodge offers comfortable cabin accommodations where guests can relax and rest. The peaceful setting of the lodge provides a contrast to the day’s exhilarating activities, allowing guests to unwind and recharge for the next day.

The following morning starts with a hearty breakfast at the lodge. This meal prepares guests for the day’s upcoming activities. After breakfast, the tour continues with a visit to the kennel. Here, guests meet the Alaskan huskies and learn about their role in traditional dog sledding. The kennel visit is an opportunity to connect with these energetic dogs and understand their significance in Alaskan culture.

The tour concludes with a summer dog sled experience. Instead of traditional sleds, the tour uses carts, allowing guests to experience dog sledding adapted for summer conditions. This activity provides a thrilling end to the two-day adventure. Guests leave with memories of navigating through the Alaskan wilderness under the midnight sun and experiencing the excitement of dog sledding at sunrise. This tour combines the thrill of outdoor adventure with the chance to experience unique aspects of Alaskan life.

ATV Adventure Sights

ATV Adventure Sights

Join one of Alaska’s leading tour companies for an ATV adventure, and adventure into the Alaskan wilderness. We promise you unmatched views, a chance to spot diverse wildlife in their natural environment, and a deeper understanding of Alaska’s rich history. Our ATV tours start in Willow, near Anchorage, and have you driving through Hatchers Pass to gain amazing views of Denali and the Talkeetna mountains.

Your ATV tour will take you driving through the curving paths of Hatchers Pass and the rugged Alaskan landscapes of the Talkeetna Mountains overlooking Willow and Anchorage. As you navigate, you’ll witness stunning sceneries unfurl. You’ll pass by glittering rivers, dense forests, and climb up trails leading to mountain peaks. Here, get ready for breathtaking panoramas of alpine meadows and towering mountain peaks.

One of the highlights of your journey could be the sighting of Denali, North America’s highest mountain peak. On days when the weather is clear, you can catch a glimpse of this majestic summit. This is a sight that will surely create a memory for a lifetime.

Alaskas Wildlife & History

Throughout your trip, stay alert to the diverse wildlife of Alaska. From the grandeur of a moose grazing in the meadows, to bald eagles flying overhead, or bears wandering in the wilderness. There are countless chances for encounters. You might also spot foxes, cranes, and other smaller animals.

Moreover, our ATV tours cover regions rich in Alaskan history. Uncover traces of the gold mining era and pass by the starting line of the world-renowned Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. This blend of scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, and historical sites ensures a comprehensive and unforgettable Alaskan experience.

While we always hope for wildlife sightings and clear views of Denali on our ATV tours, we prioritize respect for the animals and their habitats. We can’t guarantee wildlife encounters and scenic views as they happen naturally.


Experience the stunning beauty of Alaska’s Hatcher Pass region on our guided ATV tours and rentals. Travel through the Talkeetna Mountains and encounter a variety of awe-inspiring landscapes, such as towering peaks, icy valleys, and winding streams. As you explore historic mining districts, discover remnants of old camps and abandoned structures from the gold rush era, using original trailheads. You’ll also find an abundance of wildlife, including moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and eagles.

Hatcher Pass is a hidden gem, beloved by locals for its authentic backcountry adventures. Far from a tourist trap, it’s where true Alaskans explore rugged terrain. With breathtaking vistas and countless opportunities for ATV riding, snowmobiling, and dog sledding, it’s no wonder Hatcher Pass is a favorite among the adventurous. Join us and see why we say, “We are Alaska.”

Selecting the right ATV or UTV rental is essential for a safe and fun adventure. Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska offers a variety of rental options near Anchorage.

We have ATVs, including four-wheelers and side-by-sides, so you can choose the best vehicle for you. Pick an ATV rental if you want to drive your own machine, or a UTV if you have kids or others not interested in driving. The ATV option costs per person, while the UTV option covers up to four people. Our rentals come with all the gear you need, like helmets, rain gear, boots, and goggles. You can buy hand warmers, head socks, and dust masks at our check-in cabin.

At Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska, we take machines seriously. We offer a range of top-quality ATVs and UTVs suitable for the terrain and the number of passengers. Our ATV fleet features the Yamaha Kodiak and Grizzly, designed for one person, while our UTV fleet includes the Yamaha Viking and Wolverine, fitting two, four, or six people. These vehicles come with the latest safety features and technology, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride as you explore the Alaskan wilderness. Our machines cater to both beginner and experienced riders. All rentals are regularly maintained and inspected for top performance on your adventure. Snowhook’s experienced guides give you a thorough orientation and safety briefing, so you feel confident and comfortable with the vehicle.

Join our expert guides on an exhilarating Alaskan adventure designed to create unforgettable memories and lasting experiences. If you’re new to ATV riding, we’ll help you build your skills and become a confident rider. For experienced adventurers, we’ll challenge you to master the trail. Here’s a list of the provided equipment beyond your ATV:

Provided Protective Gear for All ATV Tours and Rentals

  • Helmets are required for all Snowhook’s guided ATV tours and rentals.
  • Dress in long pants and sleeves, and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
  • Goggles or a face shield helps protect against dust and debris.
  • We provide wet weather gear as Alaska’s climate can change rapidly.
  • Purchase hand warmers, head socks, and dust masks at our check-in cabin.

Safety comes first on any outdoor adventure. Please follow these riding safety guidelines and information during our guided ATV tours to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience for you and your group.

  • Our guides will conduct a safety briefing and provide instructions before the tour begins.
  • Keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests at all times.
  • ATVs are not designed for carrying passengers; passengers are only allowed on UTVs with proper seating.
  • Listen to your guide’s directions and stay on the designated trails.
  • Be aware of changes in terrain and adjust your speed as needed.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other riders and any obstacles.
  • In case of an emergency, remain with your vehicle and a guide will assist you.
  • We have a strict zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We reserve the right to remove anyone who violates this policy before or during the tour.
  • Riders are financially responsible for any damage to our machines, whether accidental or intentional.

Experience the excitement of an ATV adventure tour, guided to help you explore the outdoors on a thrilling ride. This adrenaline-pumping activity offers an immersive way to enjoy nature. For anyone visiting Alaska, taking an ATV tour or renting one is essential to see the state and its natural beauty up close.

Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska offers a range of guided ATV adventure tours and rentals, including the Hatcher Pass ATV Adventure Tour, the Midnight Sun ATV Tour, and the Dog Sled & ATV Adventure Tour – Summer. Each tour offers a unique experience and adventure in the incredible terrain of Alaska.

Yes, our Alaska ATV adventure tours cater to all skill levels. Our skilled guides collaborate with you to enhance your abilities, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. We offer the ideal tour for both beginners and seasoned riders alike.


Join us for an exciting ATV adventure in Hatcher Pass, Alaska, where we’ll explore scenic trails filled with breathtaking views. We’ll ride through peaceful forests, alongside sparkling creeks and rivers, and up to high mountain paths. Encounter incredible wildlife, such as Dall sheep, eagles, moose, and goats, as we journey off the beaten path. Our ATV tours and rentals allow you to experience the untamed wilderness beyond the usual tourist spots.

For our ATV tours and rentals, we suggest wearing quality base layers and avoiding cotton whenever possible. Don’t worry about packing everything to stay warm and dry, as we’ll supply it for you. We provide snowsuits, boots, gloves, helmets, and goggles for winter tours, while summer tours include rain jackets, pants, goggles, and helmets. Helmets and necessary gear are offered on all tours, but you’re welcome to bring your own if you’d like. You can purchase hand warmers, head socks, and dust masks at our check-in cabin.

Unfortunately no, on our Alaska ATV tours, we are unable to allow pets or service animals.

During the tour, we provide light snacks for your enjoyment. Alternatively, you can join us for lunch at basecamp before your ATV tour. Our guests often prefer the gourmet burger, fries, cookies, and lemonade. If you’re vegetarian, please inform us in the morning so we can prepare a garden burger for you.

However, be aware that our retired dogs have become experts at giving you world-class puppy dog eyes during lunchtime.

All our guides are Alaskans with a passion for the outdoors, possessing more than 100 years of combined experience in Alaska’s backcountry. They have undergone training in Wilderness First Aid, Risk Management, and Alaskan history, making them highly qualified for all the tours we provide. Our guides excel in crafting enjoyable and secure tours, making you feel like you’re on an adventure with old friends in Alaska. We often say that we treat you like family, but if you don’t like your family, we’ll treat you even better.

We’re going on an adventure, come rain or shine! Be ready for mud and snow. We keep an eye on the weather and other factors that may affect your trip from a safety standpoint. Only under specific conditions would we ever consider canceling a tour.

We supply all UTV and ATV rental vehicles for our tours. Pick an ATV “four-wheeler” or a UTV “side-by-side” based on your likes and group size.

Our ATV adventures can range from a 3 to 6 hour tour, depending on the chosen tour. Since there are no restrooms in the backcountry, we recommend guests use our facilities before departure.

Our experienced guides will accompany you throughout the journey, offering support and guidance to boost your confidence and improve your skills. We’ll help you develop your abilities, and for beginners, our ATV tours will establish a strong foundation, training you to become a skilled rider.

We can help skilled adventurers like you master our Alaskan trails and enhance your abilities. Our expert guides will lead you on an exciting journey, enabling you to fully utilize your capabilities and equipment. Locals love the area for backcountry adventures, and we can show you why.

Unfortunately no. We don’t offer unguided tours or rentals. At Snowhook, all our ATV tours, from beginner to advanced levels, come with a guide for your convenience and safety.

Our Alaska ATV tours are ideal for both kids and adults, suitable for ages 2 and up. If you have any concerns, please contact us, and we’ll be glad to assist. Children joining an ATV tour need to be tall enough for the shoulder restraint to fit correctly, or you can use a booster or car seat. We don’t supply boosters or car seats, so please bring one for any child who needs it. Keep in mind that the trails can be bumpy and have hills. Helmets are mandatory for children on ATVs and UTVs.

At the basecamp, we ask that you avoid running around, teasing the dogs, or engaging in horseplay near them. Our dogs are friendly but are essentially like young children themselves. To ensure the safety of both kids and dogs, we aim to maintain a calm atmosphere at all times.

During your adventure, we pause to let you take pictures, or we can even capture them for you. Alaska’s ATV tours are stunning, and we make regular stops for photos.

Certainly! We’re quite familiar with drones at Snowhook. If you have any particular questions, feel free to reach out to us anytime.

Our base is situated approximately one hour from downtown Anchorage, with the entire route consisting of well-maintained highways. If you choose to drive your own vehicle, rest assured that our basecamp offers secure parking. We also provide a shuttle service to pick up customers for our Alaska ATV tours from the airport and other locations. Learn more about this service here. Most major rental companies in the area accept our site for rental cars, ensuring your rental insurance remains valid. Additionally, for those traveling in RVs, we have secure on-site parking facilities available.

We can comfortably accommodate 60 people on a tour at the same time with our facilities and tour capacities. If you have a larger group, we’re happy to work with you to meet your needs. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

At Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska, we strive daily to provide unique, fun, and safe ATV adventure tours. Our guides possess training in backcountry first aid, safety, and environmental awareness. To ensure your safety, we employ top-notch practices and equipment. If you have any special requirements for your tour, please inform your guide beforehand. We also ask our guests to follow our guidelines for their own safety. Please note that reckless behavior, drugs, and alcohol are strictly prohibited on our tours.

Additional Information

An ATV adventure tour in Alaska is an experience of a lifetime! For anyone traveling to Alaska here are some valuable resources about your adventure. For an in-depth look at ATV safety and maintenance, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) serves as an excellent resource. For hands-on training tailored to all skill levels, consider the ATV RiderCourse by ATV Safety Institute.

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides all the necessary information related to ATV usage in Alaska. Also, consider expanding your knowledge about off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation through National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC).

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ATV Safety Information Center has information about our safety standards. Finally, for additional riding tips, check out the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) ATV Riding Tips.

At Snowhook we’re passionate about making your ATV adventure in Alaska enjoyable, safe, and memorable.