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

Volcanic Traverse

Trip Details
Trip Type:
Point to Point
Duration:
4-8 days
Distance
15 miles
Difficulty
More 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 *
Beaver
2-3 Pax *
Cessna 185
1-2 Pax *
Piper PA-12
Sanford N/A $720 N/A
Dadina N/A N/A $470

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

The route begins on the side of the Sandford River.  After negotiating several icy streams or crossing over sections of the moraine covered glacier. At the south side of the of the glacier’s terminus is a grassy hillside and a nice camping area.

The plateau rewards you with awesome vies of the glacier river, Mt. Drum, Sandford, and Blackburn.  After crossing the plateau you will either cross the Dadina Glacier or descend into the gravel banks of the Dadina River and cross smaller braided sections of the Dadina River. 

The Dadina River valley is filled with a wide variety of wildlife and you are likely to see bears, moose, and buffalo.  The airstrip for pickup is about 4 miles down the river.

Soooooo cool! Would totally do this again!
Our flightseeing tour with Copper Valley Air Service was incredible! Definitely a highlight of our trip to Alaska! Kevin, our pilot, was great. He got us in close to Mt. Drum to see the dramatic crags that are only visible when up so close. He took us close to Mt. Wrangell as well. We got to see the glaciers, and a herd of Dahl Sheep, a herd of caribou and 2 moose in a small lake. We keep wishing we could go back and do it again, before we go home. We would totally do this again!
2016 - cccrockymountain2016 Fort Collins, CO