Fly In Backpacking & Hiking

Copper Valley Air Service provides air charter transport to your Alaskan backcountry adventures throughout the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Copper River Basin. We can also provide your air taxi needs to the Copper River Basin, Alaska Range, Wrangells, Talkeetna Mountains, and the Chugach Mountains.

The various packages we offer are based upon location, duration and equipment. When you call we can schedule you for one of our many set adventures or we will work with you to develop a custom package of your needs.

Experience no crowds, beautiful scenery, once in a lifetime hikes, campsites, and wildlife experiences. Park Service cabins are available at some locations. There is no charge to stay in the cabins.

 



Remote Adventure I

Choose from one of these exciting destinations to experience the majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Remote Adventure I trips fly out from the Gulkana Airport in Glennallen.
  • Chelle Lake Area:
    Park service cabin (24' x 36') free of charge overnight use, lake trout fishing available. 4 sleeping bunks are provided and there are outhouse facilities. You will bring your own food and water, cookware, sleeping bags and fishing gear. Chelle Lake is located on the west slope of Mt. Drum at 3,200 feet.
  • Nadina Glacier Area:
    Amphitheater of Mt. Drum, close drop off for Mt. Drum ascent, southern route. Safest drop off zone for Mt. Drum.

    $300 per person



Remote Adventure II

Choose from one of these exciting destinations to experience the majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Remote Adventure II trips fly out from the Gulkana Airport in Glennallen.
  • Windy Ridge Area:
    Drop off area for Mt. Sanford, above timberline, can see Alaskan range.
  • Unnamed Lake Area:
    Backpack / hike western slopes of Mt. Sanford.
  • Sanford Glacier Area:
    Located on the southern face of Mt. Sanford, view the 9000 foot vertical wall.
  • Grandma's Ridge:
    Overlooks the Dadina River, Mt. Wrangell. The Dadina Ice Falls can been seen from here.
  • Dadina Glacier Area:
    Enjoy vivid colors from the volcanic activity in the area, wildlife viewing.
  • Sheep Glacier Area:
    Drop off area for Mt. Sanford ascents.

    $425 per person


Remote Adventure III

Experience the areas around Long Glacier, Mt. Blackburn and Mt. Wrangell. Mt. Wrangell is an active volcano which you will see steaming on clear days.. Remote Adventure III trips fly out from the Gulkana Airport in Glennallen.
  • Long Glacier & Cheshnina Falls:
    Southwest corner of Mt. Wrangell. Spectacular views of Long Glacier and Mt. Blackburn. Walking distance to the Cheshnina Falls where you will observe water shooting from the glacier.

    $425 per person

 

To inquire about flightseeing tours or air taxi services call 907-822-4200 or 866-570-4200 or make an online reservation request.

 

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