Alpine Creek Lodge is situated on the South Facing Slopes of the Clearwater Mountains, which is a range of mountains extending South out of the mighty Alaska Range. Here, you will find no crowds, and miles and miles of untouched wilderness. Hiking and climbing relatively easy mountains can be done right from the lodge.
You will be treated to seeing a lot of wildlife, from moose and caribou, to the more rare wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, fox, wolverine, lynx along with several species of birds.
Our photography/wildlife tours are some of the best in Alaska. If your lucky in early spring and late fall, you might see the Auroroa Borealis. In the winter, seeing the Aurora is much more likely.
A nice and easy hike up the Alpine Creek Valley is a must do activity. There are high valley lakes and you will be walking on a glacial morain left over from thousands of years ago.
Our atv tours travel to some of the best Trophy Arctic Grayling fishing in Alaska. You will not see anyone else as you fish in nameless lakes, creeks and ponds in the crystal clear waters in our area.
We also offer gold panning trips from the lodge! The Valdez Creek Mining District has some of the highest concentrations of gold in the state! And here at the lodge, we have access to claims in this area. You can also walk around the historic ghost town of Denali. All that remains is the post office from 1903, and grave sites, but you can see the original streets that boasted a population of 20,000 people in 1903! A few small mining operations remain in this area.
Our area also is home to the Nelchina Caribou herd. This herd numbers nearly 50,000 animals. Most caribou drop thier antlers every year, and we do tours for folks that enjoy finding these cool items. These are a lot of fun and clients can find several sheds in a day! These are great for hanging on your wall at your home!
A favorite activity of our guests is to sit around the campfire in the evening, enjoying steaks on the BBQ grill and telling the stories of the day.
We arrange horsebacking tours into the Clearwater Mountains. This is a great way to travel in the Alaska Backcountry! Getting close to wildlife is insured when traveling this way.
Rafting and kayaking can be arranged through the lodge also! Drop off in the Nenana River and 'Ride the Canyon!'.
There is a lot of extremely rugged country in our area, and if your interested in some super serious adventure, just let us know ahead of time and we'll put together something that few, if any, have ever done!
Our winter snow mobile tours are raved about by our visitors! Winter provides a way to get where you can't get in the summer. These tours are tailored to the ability of our guests, from beginner to advanced. Many
of our guests during the winter are treated to an amazing display of Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) which is something that must be seen to appreciate. Our very remote location with the nearest light being 65 miles away in any direction provides some of the best night sky viewing anywhere in the world.
If you have a 'dream list' of things you want to see in Alaska during your stay, let us know. We arrange Denali National Park visits, deep sea fishing, hot spring tours and anything else Alaska that you always wanted to see.