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Scheduled flights, flightseeing tours and backcountry flying in the Copper River Valley

Sheep Creek to Sanford Glacier

Trip Details
Trip Type:
Point to Point
11 days
27 miles
Moderate to Challenging

Rates shown are charter rates for the entire aircraft per flight, regardless of pax count. Rates are for one way flight between Gulkana and listed airstrip(s).

Airstrip 3-5 Pax *
2-3 Pax *
Cessna 185
1-2 Pax *
Piper PA-12
Sheep Creek N/A N/A $550 for one passenger $180 for each additional passenger
Sanford N/A N/A $420

*Passenger capacity of aircraft depends on total weight of passengers and cargo. Call us to find the best option for your group.

 This route provides beautiful 306-degree view of the Mt. Sanford, Drum, Wrangell and Zanetti This route takes you through stunning alpine terrain around the north side of Mt. Sanford. 

The route crosses mostly debris-covered ice of two sizable glaciers but is mostly on tundra benches and rocky slopes. Most of the route is above brush-line. 

There are non-technical glacier crossings, and two river crossings that are straightforward. There are some rock and steep ascents and descents to Boulder Glacier but great walking along the east side of Boulder Glacier

Includes good water sources, flat camping, and great views of Sanford.  Along with other wildlife, caribou are common along the route, and you’ll frequently walk in their trails. 

After a two moraine covered glacier crossings there is a relatively easy walk up and over to Sandford Glacier

The best part of our amazing trip
Small plane for the three of us and an incredible pilot, very nice, totally fond on the region, with a communicative enthusiast and a lot of information. We did the Glacier tour as the weather was not good enough to flight over the mountains of the Wrangell, and we were very glad, because it was definitely amazing. Highly recommended!
Sophie L - 2017