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Alaska Summer Tours

Alaskan Summer Landscape

Experience Alaska during its summer months. The sun shines bright and the days stretch on, offering the perfect setting for unforgettable adventures. Imagine the feeling of a warm, gentle breeze as you set out to explore the best places to visit in Alaska during summer. From the views of Hatcher Pass to the adrenaline rush of ATV & Dog Sledding tours.

Traveling to Alaska in summer means that you get to take part in a variety of activities, surrounded by stunning landscapes. Soak in the vibrancy of the summer season, or venture on a hike in the Alaskan wilderness.

Alaska’s summer time also marks the period of the Midnight Sun. An amazing phenomenon that makes evening ATV tours under the never-setting sun, an amazing experience. Along with that, the longer days offer time to witness the Iditarod dogs on a summer dog sled tour.

Whether you’re planning a summer trip to Alaska or just looking for things to do in Anchorage during summer, remember this – the best of Alaska awaits during its summer months.

Alaskan Summer Landscape

Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska is open year-round, and we have a dog sled adventure for everyone.

Located just over an hour from Anchorage, our Summer tours are perfect for families, friends and those looking to experience the Authentic Alaskan Adventure. 

Hatchers Pass ATV Adventure Tour

Close to Anchorage, Hatcher Pass is one of Alaska’s best kept secrets.  This willd and rugged landscape is surrounded by towering mountains on all sides of the trail and is home to moose, bears, wolves and more of Alaska’s wildlife.  Our three hour tours explore the backcountry of Hatcher Pass as we cross creeks and rivers and wind our way up mountain trails to amazing views.  Our professional guides will quickly feel more like old friends and will get you to the best spots for stunning photos, share the area’s rich gold mining history and take you on an unforgettable adventure unlike any other atv tour you’ve ever been on.

Midnight Sun ATV Tour

Alaska is the land of the midnight sun.  With 24 hours of sunlight, you’ll want to make the most of your Alaska vacation with an evening ATV adventure on Hatcher Pass .  It’s the perfect time to experience the fun and thrilling terrain, the wildlife and stunning views with a warm late night sun to light our way..  Available June through early August. 

Summer Dog Sled Adventure Tour

Just because there isn’t any snow on the ground during the summer months, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience dog sledding first hand.  In the summer, sled dogs like to get out and run just as much as they do in the winter and it’s the perfect opportunity to see sled dogs in action up close and personal.  
This tour has everything from meeting and playing with our entire family of canine athletes to going on a thrilling ride through the woods on a dog powered cart.  And of course there is plenty of time to play with the puppies and take lots of pictures.  This is an authentic two hour experience which will give you a behind the scenes understanding of how mushers build trust with their dogs, train them for big races like Iditarod and of course how we care for them throughout their life.  This is an essential tour when visiting Alaska!

Summer Dog Sled & ATV Adventure Tour

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This summer, make the most of your adventure to Alaska by joining us on our most popular combination tour for an unforgettable day!  Summer Dog Sledding and our Hatcher Pass ATV Adventure.  
This tour starts with a visit to our Iditarod kennel where you will get to meet and greet our over the top friendly canine family.  After which we will head out on the trail on a dog powered cart ride for a behind the scenes look at how we train the dogs and work with them to build trust and a team.  Followed by pictures and of course time to play with the puppies at the end of the tour.
We will then take a break for a gourmet burger lunch, sides and a little relaxation before we head to our Hatcher Pass base for a more adrenaline fueled adventure high in the Talkeetna mountains.  
This three hour portion of your day includes everything that our half day ATV or UTV tour includes from creek and river crossings, stunning scenery and high mountain trails.  Don’t worry if you didn’t bring the right gear with you for the weather.  We have everything you need to keep you comfortable and safe on the trail. 
This is a one of a kind adventure filled with great fun, amazing food and excellent guides all where Alaska begins.  Don’t miss out on the highlight of your summer in Alaska.  
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Helicopter Flight Seeing & Glacier Dog Sledding

Ready for an adventure that combines a helicopter ride and glacier dog sledding? It’s an incredible way to really dive into the summer splendors of Alaska.

The adventure kicks off with a helicopter ride, where you’ll get to see the Talkeetna Mountains, the Little Susitna River, and Summit Lake from high up. You’ll also spot the historical Independence Mine State Park and even catch a rare sight of the 1956 U.S. Air Force KB-29 wreckage on Bald Mountain Ridge.

Once we’re back on solid ground, it’s time to meet your new furry friends for the next leg of your adventure. You’ll be right in the heart of Alaska’s summer wilderness, ready for a glacier dog sledding ride. These enthusiastic sled dogs are all geared up to take you across the icy landscapes, giving you a one-of-a-kind experience. The quiet peace of the glacier and the vast, beautiful scenery surrounding you is something you won’t forget anytime soon. Whether you’re staying in Anchorage for the summer or traveling through all of Alaska, this is an adventure that’s sure to stand out.

Summer in Alaska

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Summer in Alaska is a season of extended daylight and outdoor adventures. From the brilliant views at Hatcher Pass to the thrilling ATV & Dog Sledding tours, the Alaskan summer has a unique charm and vibrancy. With the sun shining long into the evening, you can explore the stunning landscapes, venture on hikes in the Alaskan wilderness, and partake in a variety of activities that showcase the state’s natural beauty. An Alaskan summer offers a collection of unforgettable experiences.

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Apart from city attractions, our ATV and dog sled tours offer an exciting way to explore the Anchorage area during the summer months.

The Midnight Sun ATV tour is a unique opportunity to experience the Alaskan backcountry under the light of the late-night sun. It’s an amazing, and different way to enjoy Alaska’s summer time.

Yes, absolutely! Summer in Alaska is a time of longer daylight hours, milder weather, and vibrant wildlife activity. It’s an ideal time to partake in our various tours and experience the Alaskan wilderness to the fullest

Even in summer, temperatures in Alaska can be unpredictable. Pack layers – breathable t-shirts, fleece jackets, rain-resistant outer layers, and moisture-wicking socks. A good rule of thumb is to always dress in layers and be prepared for everything from a sunny afternoon to a chilly evening.

Alaska’s wildlife and views are second to none. Binoculars for wildlife spotting and a good camera to capture the unforgettable scenes are recommended.

Our tours offer a chance to visit incredible spots like Hatcher Pass, Independence Mine State Park, and the backcountry trails of Talkeetna mountains which are true highlights of an Alaska summer trip.

For ATV tours and dog sled adventures, you’ll want sturdy, comfortable footwear. Waterproof hiking boots can keep your feet dry during summer showers.

Absolutely! Our Summer Dog Sled Adventure Tour provides a unique experience of dog sledding, where instead of a sled, you ride in our custom-built, 5-passenger side-by-side vehicle.

The summer sun in Alaska can be surprisingly intense due to the reflection off glaciers and water bodies. Sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunscreen are a must.

Outdoor adventures can work up an appetite! Consider packing a reusable water bottle and energy-boosting snacks.

Additional Information

To fully experience Summer in Alaska here are a few ideas to improve your trip. Exploring Alaska’s state parks is a perfect choice whether you’re into hiking in July or looking for more attractions to fill your summer months in Alaska.

Consider a trip to Anchorage, where there’s no shortage of things to do in the summer. Here, you’ll find a wealth of day trips and summer activities, offering even more must-see places in Alaska.

Don’t forget about the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, especially if fishing is on your bucket list for your summer trip to Alaska. They provide comprehensive information on where and when to fish, making it a must-do summer activity in Alaska. For a cultural immersion, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center and enrich your understanding of Alaska’s indigenous peoples. It’s an educational and eye-opening experience that’s a must-see in Alaska in summer.

If you’re still figuring out the best places to go in Alaska in the summer, the Alaska Travel Guide will answer all your questions, ensuring your Alaska summer vacation is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Remember, Alaska’s summer months are perfect for exploring and embarking on a variety of adventures. 

Alaska Winter Tours

Welcome to your Alaskan winter adventure! Snowhook Adventure Guides, located near the iconic restart of the celebrated Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, offers an unforgettable taste of Alaska’s most renowned winter experiences. Ranked as the top activity in the area, our tours are designed to deliver the pinnacle of Alaskan winter adventures.

Our diverse range of winter tours lets you explore Alaska in ways you’ve only imagined. Ride across the snow on a dog sled or feel the chilly air on a guided snowmobile tour. Each adventure promises a unique journey into the heart of Alaska’s winter wonderland.

For those who fancy a winter fishing expedition, our Ice Fishing Experience offers the perfect opportunity. Or perhaps combine the thrill of dog sledding and ice fishing with our special combo tour for a day filled with fun and excitement.

Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska is open year-round, and we have a dog sled adventure for everyone.

Located just over an hour from Anchorage, our Winter tours are perfect for families, friends and those looking to experience the Authentic Alaskan Adventure. 

Dog Sledding Adventure Tour

Step into the world of traditional Alaskan transportation with our Dog Sledding Adventure Tour. Located in the heart of Willow, near the famous restart point of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, our tours bring you closer to the authentic Alaskan winter spirit.

Experience the thrill of mushing a team of energetic Alaskan huskies across sparkling snow-covered landscapes. Feel the winter air fill your lungs as the sled glides smoothly, powered by the hard-working dogs. You’ll get a firsthand experience of this iconic Alaskan activity, creating an adventure to remember.

Dog sledding is more than just a ride; it’s a chance to bond with the dogs and learn their training. This tour gives you a peek into the incredible dedication that goes into preparing these remarkable animals for major events like the Iditarod.

No matter your age or experience level, our Dog Sledding Adventure Tour promises fun and excitement. It’s an unmissable part of any winter trip to Alaska, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Guided Snowmobile Tour

Unleash your adventurous side with our exhilarating Guided Snowmobile Tour. This three-hour adventure is an invitation to experience the winter thrill of Alaska like never before. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a snowmobile novice, our experienced guides will tailor the tour to match your skill level, ensuring a safe yet thrilling ride.

NOTE: You must have a valid driver’s license to operate a snowmobile.

Our snowmobile tours whisk you away to the breathtaking backcountry of Willow, offering an unparalleled view of Alaska’s winter landscape. From snow-draped forests to frozen rivers, each path reveals a new, untouched corner of Alaska’s wild beauty.

As you traverse across the icy terrain, you’ll get the chance to spot native wildlife and learn about Alaska’s unique winter ecosystem from our knowledgeable guides. All while experiencing the adrenaline rush that comes from driving a snowmobile through Alaska’s winter wilderness.

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Alaska Winter Experience Adventure Tour

Dog Sled & Snowmobile Combo

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Prepare yourself for an exhilarating day with our Dog Sled & Snowmobile Combo Tour. Designed for those who want to experience the best of Alaskan winter adventures, this tour combines two of Alaska’s most iconic winter activities into one unforgettable day.

NOTE: You must have a valid driver’s license to operate a snowmobile.

Firstly, you’ll start your morning with a visit to our Iditarod kennel, where you’ll meet our amazing sled dogs. Feel the thrill of dog sledding as these remarkable animals lead you through the spectacular Alaskan scenery. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the bond between musher and sled dog, learning about their training, care, and teamwork.

In the afternoon, switch gears and hop onto a snowmobile for a journey into the heart of Alaska’s winter wilderness. Our guides will lead you through scenic trails, over frozen lakes and rivers, and into the untouched backcountry of Willow. Along the way, keep your eyes open for glimpses of Alaska’s native wildlife.

Dog Sledding, Snowmobile and Northern Lights Combo Tour

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Take part in a truly unique Alaskan experience with our Dog Sledding, Snowmobile, and Northern Lights Combo Tour. This overnight adventure offers you the chance to engage in two iconic Alaskan winter activities and witness the spectacle of the Northern Lights, all wrapped into one unforgettable package.

Your adventure begins with dog sledding through the Alaskan wilderness, followed by an adrenaline-filled snowmobile ride. Our expert guides ensure a safe and thrilling journey, adapting to your skill level while ensuring you get the most out of your experience.

Finally, as the evening descends, prepare to witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays – the Aurora Borealis. Watch in awe as the sky comes alive with shifting hues of green, red, and white. This dazzling light show against the backdrop of the Alaskan night sky is a sight that will leave you breathless.

Along with these adventures, you’ll have access to comfortable accommodations and delicious meals, making your stay with us a truly Alaskan experience.

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Ice Fishing Experience

Take part in an authentic Alaskan pastime with our Ice Fishing Experience. Winter in Alaska presents an exceptional opportunity to fish for species like rainbow trout, arctic char, and impressive pike. If you’ve never been ice fishing before, our expert guides are here to show you the ropes.

Your adventure starts at our base in Willow, where you’ll hop aboard a snowcat and venture out to our specially built, cozy fishing shelter. Here, you’ll cast your line into the frozen waters, and with a bit of patience and our professional tips, you’ll hopefully reel in your catch!

During your ice fishing adventure, you’ll learn about Alaska’s unique aquatic ecosystem while surrounded by stunning winter scenery. With fishing equipment, professional guidance, and even snacks provided, all you need is a day license, and you’re all set for a fantastic fishing experience.

Take a break from the usual winter activities and immerse yourself in the tranquility of ice fishing. It’s a great way to unwind, connect with nature, and possibly even catch dinner!

Dog Sledding & Ice Fishing Combo

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Experience the magic of Alaska’s winter like never before with our Dog Sledding & Ice Fishing Combo Tour. Combining two of the most cherished Alaskan winter activities, this tour is designed to give you a full day of unforgettable experiences.

Begin your day on the ice, where you’ll have the opportunity to catch rainbow trout, arctic char, and impressive pike. Our expert guides will be on hand to provide tips and assistance, while ensuring a successful fishing experience. Just remember, you’ll need a day license to participate.

Following a morning on the ice, we’ll retreat to our base at Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska for a delicious lunch. Once you’re refueled, it’s time to hit the trails with a team of enthusiastic sled dogs. Feel the exhilaration as these amazing animals power your sled across the beautiful Alaskan landscape.

This tour offers you an insider’s look into how we train our dogs for the prestigious Iditarod race, creating an immersive experience unlike any other. Get ready for a ride of a lifetime as you glide over frozen lakes and through snowy woodlands, led by our strong and agile sled dogs.

Young Boy Sitting On Snow Ice Fishing

Winter in Alaska

Winter in Alaska is all about action and adventure. It’s the season for dog sledding through trails in Willow, snowmobiling across vast, snow-covered landscapes, and ice fishing in the tranquil frozen lakes. Days might be short, but the adventures are abundant. From the thrill of a snowmobile ride to the steady patience of ice fishing, Alaska’s winter is rich in experiences. Not to forget the chance to witness the Northern Lights, a unique spectacle that adds to the magic of the Alaskan winter. In short, Alaska’s winter season offers a mix of outdoor activities, each promising a memorable time.


Alaska offers a variety of winter activities, from dog sledding and snowmobile tours to ice fishing. Our guided tours provide the perfect opportunity to explore Alaska’s winter wilderness.

Alaskan winter weather can be quite cold, often dropping below freezing. However, with appropriate winter wear, you can comfortably enjoy all the outdoor activities Alaska has to offer.

Yes, you must have a valid driver’s license to operate a snowmobile on our tours.

It’s essential to dress warmly for the Alaskan winter. Layer your clothing and wear waterproof outer layers. Don’t forget your gloves, hats, and warm boots!

Yes, ice fishing is a popular activity during the Alaskan winter. Our Ice Fishing Experience gives you the opportunity to catch species like rainbow trout and arctic char.

This tour combines two of Alaska’s most cherished winter activities – dog sledding and ice fishing. It provides a full day of unforgettable experiences.

Yes, winter is the best season to view the Northern Lights in Alaska. Our Dog Sledding, Snowmobile and Northern Lights Combo Tour includes an overnight adventure with a chance to see this natural spectacle.

Winter in Alaska allows for sightings of moose, wolves, and numerous bird species. Always remember to respect wildlife and keep a safe distance.

Yes, children are welcome on our dog sledding tours. However, they must be accompanied by an adult. It’s a great family-friendly activity to do in Alaska during winter.

All our snowmobile tours are led by experienced guides who provide a comprehensive safety briefing before each tour. Helmets are provided and use of them is mandatory during the tour.

Additional Information

For a fulfilling winter vacation in Alaska, here are some suggestions to enhance your journey. Remember, the Alaskan winter is a season brimming with unique adventures and breathtaking landscapes, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Alaska’s majestic national parks are an ideal destination for those who love the thrill of winter sports or simply enjoy the beauty of snow-laden landscapes. Be sure to explore Denali National Park for unparalleled views and possible wildlife encounters.

If you’re keen on winter fishing, don’t miss out on the comprehensive resources provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Their website offers valuable information on the best fishing spots and times during the winter season. It’s an essential resource for those planning a winter fishing expedition in Alaska.

For a cultural deep dive, a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center is recommended. This immersive experience offers a glimpse into the rich history and traditions of Alaska’s indigenous peoples. It’s an enlightening journey that adds depth to your Alaskan winter trip.

Exploring the bustling city of Anchorage can also be a fascinating part of your winter trip. Despite the cold weather, the city is alive with winter activities. Check out the Official Guide to Anchorage, Alaska to discover more about what this vibrant city has to offer during the winter months.

Alaska Spring Tours

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Experience spring in Alaska. The melting snow reveals a vibrant landscape, offering unique and refreshing adventures. Our spring tours capture the essence of this season, with activities ranging from thrilling dog sledding to ice fishing expeditions. Step into the season of rebirth with our engaging tours and immerse yourself in the genuine Alaskan spring experience.

In the second part of our spring adventure, you’ll witness Alaska’s rejuvenation after a long winter. Every tour we provide allows you to dive into this transformative season, bringing you closer to nature’s revival. Our tours emphasize authentic Alaskan experiences, showcasing the unparalleled beauty and distinctive adventures that come with Alaska’s spring.

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Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska is open year-round, and we have a dog sled adventure for everyone.

Located just over an hour from Anchorage, our Spring tours are perfect for families, friends and those looking to experience the Authentic Alaskan Adventure. 

Alaska Spring Tours

Dog Sledding Adventure Tour

Immerse yourself in Alaskan tradition with our Dog Sledding Adventure Tour, a delightful venture during Alaska’s spring season. Conveniently located in Willow, near the famous restart point of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, we proudly rank as the top activity in the area.

As the Alaskan snow melts and the landscape awakens with spring life, dog sledding evolves into an exhilarating experience. Navigate through the wilderness led by our energetic sled dogs and gain insights into the world of sled dog training, as well as the preparations for the renowned Iditarod race. The Dog Sledding Adventure Tour is perfect for everyone, be it thrill-seekers or intrigued explorers.

Guided Snowmobile Tour

Feel the rush of adventure with our Guided Snowmobile Tour, perfect for springtime exploration in Alaska. This three-hour tour lets you experience Alaska’s landscape in an entirely different way. Whether you’re a skilled rider or a first-timer, our seasoned guides customize the tour to match your comfort and expertise, guaranteeing a safe, yet adrenaline-filled ride.

Travel through Alaska’s stunning spring landscapes, from ice-capped rivers to forests springing back to life. As you make your way through Alaska’s backcountry, you’ll encounter native wildlife starting their spring activities.

Gear up and get ready for a thrilling snowmobile journey through the heart of Alaska’s springtime wilderness. It’s a spring adventure that is authentically Alaskan.

Hatcher Pass ATV Adventure Tour

Discover the beauty of Alaska during spring with our Hatcher Pass ATV Adventure Tour. Hatcher Pass, nestled high in the Talkeetna Mountains, is one of Alaska’s treasures often kept under wraps. Our ATV tour takes you into this stunning landscape, filled with towering mountains, thawing valleys, and lively mountain streams.

Your spring ATV adventure includes more than just an exciting ride. Dive into the history of the region with its historical mines, remnants of Alaska’s rich gold rush past. Your journey through Hatcher Pass on an ATV not only unveils breathtaking scenery but also offers an up-close interaction with the vibrant spring wildlife.

Ice Fishing Experience

Alaska, renowned for its fishing, brings new opportunities for avid anglers during spring. Join us on our Ice Fishing Experience, specially designed to provide a unique outing in the melting ice of spring. We target rainbow trout, arctic char, and substantial pike in this experience, offering a thrilling venture for beginners and experienced fishermen alike.

Departing from our Willow base, we’ll journey by snowcat to a heated, custom-built fishing shelter. Here, under the guidance of our professional team, you’ll try your hand at ice fishing. We provide all the necessary fishing equipment, expert advice, and even snacks for a comfortable and enjoyable time on the ice. All you need is a day license, and you’re set for a fantastic fishing day.

Hatcher Pass Snowmobile Tour – Spring

As the spring thaw sets in, take the opportunity for one final snowmobile ride in the landscapes of Alaska. Our Hatcher Pass Snowmobile Tour offers an exciting spring adventure high in the Talkeetna Mountains. You’ll experience warm spring days and breathtaking scenic mountain rides.

NOTE: A valid driver’s license is required to operate a snowmobile on this tour.

Tailored for those who just can’t get enough of winter, our tour takes you into the heart of Hatcher Pass, a location known for its lasting snow conditions. We extend the tour into the spring months, available from April through May or as long as the snow lasts.

Expertly guided by our experienced team, you’ll navigate a number of trails. This snowmobile tour is an ideal way to bid farewell to the winter season while embracing the arrival of spring in Alaska’s great outdoors.

Alaska Winter Experience Adventure Tour

Dog Sled & Snowmobile Combo

Are you ready for an action-packed day of adventure in the Alaskan spring? Our Dog Sled & Snowmobile Combo offers a great blend of Alaska’s most iconic outdoor activities, delivering a full day of excitement and natural beauty.

NOTE: You must have a valid driver’s license to operate a snowmobile.

Kick off your morning with a visit to our Iditarod kennel, where you’ll meet our incredible sled dogs and experience the thrill of dog sledding. As the sled glides across the landscape, you’ll witness firsthand the strong bond between the musher and their dogs. This is your chance to understand the exceptional training and teamwork that goes into preparing these dogs for races like the Iditarod.

Following a morning with the sled dogs, we’ll switch gears in the afternoon for a thrilling snowmobile journey into Alaska’s wilderness. Our experienced guides will lead you through exciting trails, crossing thawing lakes and rivers. You’ll see Alaska’s spring transformation up close, from snow-covered landscapes gradually giving way to spring’s thaw.

Spring in Alaska

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Winter begins to retreat as spring emerges in Alaska, revealing a landscape that’s filled with new life and vibrant colors. Spring in Alaska is a season of transition and offers a number of unique adventures. Whether it’s dog sledding across semi-frozen trails, or ice fishing in thawing lakes, spring brings an unusual blend of winter’s end and summer’s promise. Wildlife awakens from winter slumbers, and migratory birds return. It’s a time of growth and rejuvenation, a time for exploring Alaska’s ever-changing landscapes, making each adventure distinct and memorable.

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We recommend dressing in layers, as spring weather can be unpredictable. Waterproof outer layers, thermal inner layers, sturdy footwear, and sun protection are all advisable.

No, our professional guides provide full instruction and support. Both beginners and experienced participants are welcome on our tours.

Yes, children are welcome. However, some activities may have age restrictions for safety reasons, so please check the specifics for each tour.

Spring awakens Alaska’s wildlife. You might see bears emerging from hibernation, moose, eagles, and various species of migratory birds.

Yes, we provide all the necessary fishing equipment. All you need is a day license.

Alaska’s spring weather can vary, with temperatures ranging from 30 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be sunny, rainy, or even snowy, so we recommend dressing in layers.

The duration varies depending on the tour. For specifics, please refer to the individual tour details.

Yes, a valid driver’s license is required to operate a snowmobile or ATV.

We prioritize safety and may reschedule if the weather conditions are unfavorable. Our team will communicate with you to arrange an alternative date or activity if possible.

That’s not a problem! Our experienced guides will provide all the necessary instruction and support to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Additional Information

For a memorable spring adventure in Alaska, we have a few recommendations to enhance your visit. Spring in Alaska marks the arrival of longer days, blooming landscapes, and migrating wildlife. It’s a season like no other, with a wide range of outdoor activities.

Firstly, Alaska’s numerous national parks are a fantastic place to start. The U.S. National Park Service provides detailed information about the various parks in Alaska, their unique features, and what you can do there in spring. Denali National Park, for instance, is known for its awe-inspiring landscapes and abundant wildlife.

If you’re interested in angling, the Alaska Outdoor Journal offers a wealth of information about the best fishing spots in the state, including tips for spring fishing. It’s a must-visit resource for anyone planning a fishing trip during their Alaskan spring adventure.

For cultural enrichment, consider visiting the University of Alaska Museum of the North, which offers a rich overview of Alaskan history and the cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of Alaska.

And, of course, no spring visit to Alaska would be complete without experiencing the vibrancy of its cities. Anchorage is particularly appealing with its blend of modern city life and natural beauty. The Anchorage Daily News has an extensive events section that can guide you to the best activities and happenings in the city during your visit.

Alaska Fall Tours

As the Alaskan summer transitions into fall, the landscape takes on a vibrant transformation. The lush green foliage gives way to a stunning display of fall colors, painting the Alaskan wilderness with shades of gold, crimson, and amber. This season provides an opportunity for unique experiences such as witnessing the mesmerizing Northern Lights or taking part in an October fishing trip in Alaska’s rich waters. Experience Alaska in the fall, a time of natural spectacle and outdoor activities tailored to the season’s beauty.

In addition to the shifting hues, the fall season sees wildlife getting ready for the long winter ahead, making for fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities. Autumn in Alaska also brings with it the Northern Lights, creating stunning night sky displays that are truly unforgettable. Moreover, the temperate climate and thinner crowds make fall an ideal time for outdoor pursuits such as ATV adventures and dog sledding. Witness first-hand the energetic dogs as they train for the upcoming winter season or navigate through glaciated valleys on an ATV, creating lifelong memories. Truly, Alaska’s fall season offers not just natural spectacle, but also a host of activities for a remarkable Alaskan adventure.

Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska is open year-round, and we have a dog sled adventure for everyone.

Located just over an hour from Anchorage, our Fall tours are perfect for families, friends and those looking to experience the Authentic Alaskan Adventure. 

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Alaska Fall Tours

Fall Dog Sledding Tour

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Discover the beauty of Alaska’s autumn season with our Fall Dog Sledding Tour. You’ll experience dog sledding in a new light as you ride in our custom side-by-side vehicle, designed for five passengers. Around you, the fall colors create a vivid contrast to the usual snowy scenes.

Not only are our sled dogs ordinary pets, but they are also athletes training for the winter race season. Feel their energy as they pull you through the vibrant autumn landscape. Witnessing their training is a unique part of this adventure. You’ll observe the bond between the mushers and dogs, and learn about their hard work and dedication.

Hatcher Pass ATV Adventure Tour

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Experience Alaska’s fall season in a way like never before with our Hatcher Pass ATV Adventure Tour. As the leaves turn into vibrant hues of orange and red, the Talkeetna Mountains offer a magnificent backdrop for an ATV ride.

With our tour, you’ll traverse through glaciated valleys, cross mountain streams, and get to admire the towering peaks up close. The changing colors of the season bring a unique charm to the rugged landscape, offering you a memorable journey into Alaska’s wilderness.

There’s more to this tour than just riding an ATV. You’ll get to try your hand at gold panning, pick berries, and explore historical mines, offering a wholesome Alaskan experience. Our guides will be with you every step of the way, providing insights into the local flora, fauna, and historical landmarks. The Hatcher Pass ATV Adventure Tour gives you an intimate view of Alaska’s scenic beauty during fall.

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Dog Sled and ATV Adventure Tour – Fall

Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Alaska’s fall season with our Dog Sled and ATV Adventure Tour. This experience lets you explore the scenic wilderness in a unique and exciting way, offering a day filled with adventure and unforgettable memories.

Firstly, start your journey by visiting an Iditarod dog sled kennel, where you’ll meet the eager sled dogs. Even without snow, these energetic canines are ready for action, and you’ll be whisked away on a thrilling ride in our custom-built, five-passenger side-by-side vehicle. You’ll be amazed at the dogs’ power as you travel through the vibrant Alaskan landscape. It’s a peek behind the scenes of what goes into training these incredible animals for the upcoming winter season.

In the second half of the day, prepare for a rush of adrenaline as you set off on an ATV ride through the Talkeetna mountains. Navigate through glaciated valleys, cross mountain streams, and feel the cool autumn air as you soak in the surroundings. As the ATV revs through the towering mountains, you’ll see Alaska’s fall colors in all their glory.

The Dog Sled and ATV Adventure Tour perfectly combines the excitement of outdoor sports with the tranquility of nature. It’s a trip that showcases the beauty of Alaska in the fall while providing an adventure that you’ll remember long after it’s over.

Fall in Alaska

During Alaska’s fall season, the landscape shifts from summer greenery to a mix of gold and crimson. This change opens up unique activities such as dog sledding and ice fishing. Our tours during this time are designed to showcase the beauty of the season, providing unforgettable adventures in the midst of Alaska’s vibrant fall colors.


The fall season in Alaska typically begins in September and extends through October. This period offers beautiful autumn colors and generally mild weather, making it a great time to visit.

The Fall Dog Sledding Tour offers a unique experience with our sled dogs. Instead of snow, you’ll ride in a custom-built, side-by-side vehicle pulled by our trained dogs. It’s an opportunity to witness how the dogs prepare for the upcoming winter season.

No, prior experience is not necessary for our ATV Adventure Tour. Our guides will provide safety instructions and ensure a comfortable ride for everyone, regardless of their skill level.

We recommend dressing in layers and wearing weather-appropriate clothing. This includes sturdy shoes, long pants, and a windproof jacket.

Yes, our Dog Sled and ATV Adventure Tour is family-friendly. However, please note that for safety reasons, children may need to be accompanied by an adult.

This tour is designed to fill your day with adventure, lasting for several hours. Exact timings will be confirmed upon booking.

While wildlife sightings are never guaranteed, you may have the opportunity to spot moose, bears, and various bird species during your ATV adventure in the Talkeetna mountains.

Yes, as long as you have a valid driver’s license, you’ll be able to drive the ATV.

Our tours operate rain or shine. In the case of extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary for safety reasons.

Absolutely! There will be plenty of opportunities for photo stops during the tour.

Additional Information

Alaska in fall is a unique spectacle, with its stunning autumn colors and crisp air. It’s an ideal season to explore and take up an adventure like no other. To make the most of your Alaska fall tours, we’ve collated some useful resources for you.

If you’re keen to learn more about the unique Alaskan landscape and the animals that inhabit it, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game offers comprehensive information on local wildlife and habitats.

Interested in exploring more of Alaska’s picturesque outdoors? Check out the Alaska State Parks website. They offer valuable information about hiking trails, camping spots, and other outdoor activities perfect for the fall season.

Want to dive deeper into Alaskan culture? The Alaska Native Heritage Center provides fascinating insights into the traditions and history of Alaska’s indigenous people. It’s a great way to add a cultural aspect to your Alaska fall adventure.

For more general travel advice, tips, and ideas about what to see and do in Alaska during fall, the Official State of Alaska Travel website is a fantastic resource.