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Really unique adventure.

This hand operated tram over Glacier creek gorge is a very special place to hike to. It is... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Thirdeye3
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Girdwood, Alaska
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My wife and 3 kids visited Girdwood in mid-October which is considered the off-season. The colors... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
David D
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This hand operated tram over Glacier creek gorge is a very special place to hike to. It is accessible from the Winner creek trail leaving near the Mt Alyeska Hotel, or via Crow Creek road. During the summer months there is a local bus that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thirdeye3
Reviewed 31 October 2018

My wife and 3 kids visited Girdwood in mid-October which is considered the off-season. The colors were amazing and it was rainy, but not too cold. My 10 and 12 year old daughters felt like adventure so we rented mountain bikes and took on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Perfect weather! Staff provided umbrellas so we could enjoy the trail on a rainy day! Well marked trail with benches along the way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jo B
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We followed the advice of several reviewers and took the trailhead that is half a mile from Crow Creek mine. This made for a nice short hike to the hand tram. The gorge is very pretty and it is pretty cool being pulled over it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chad2014
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Underestimated how much effort to get across. First I needed to get empty cart from opposite side. Then traverse. Then a family was on other side so I helped send empty cart back and helped them across. Then I went back. I could feel the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

After spending a week in Alaska and seeing so many sweeping views, this trail was a nice difference through the woods. From Hotel Aleyska to the tram and back is about 5 miles, it has very little elevation change. In the wet areas, there are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We were lucky enough to have a lot of people on the other side to help pull us across. The view was stunning. The trail is fairly easy to walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 2014tripplanner
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Easy hike with a good path. The hand tram was fun and the walk was great. Round trip from Alyeska is about 6 miles. Enjoyed this hike

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a must do if you are in Anchorage. It is 45 minutes away but the drive was beautiful! The trail took us 2.5 hours. Every minute of that was beautiful!! The hand Tram was awesome! We did not see Bears but I had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anniesuzannie
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I came with my parents to Alaska over the summer and while we were on a cruise, a guy we met told us about this cool hike at Girdwood. It was a nice (and fairly moderate) hike as the path was flat and shaded. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ReneeLyn
20 September 2018|
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Response from beverlypedigo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is uphill on the trail also. It’s beautiful but not sure how he could travel up and down. I know my father couldn’t
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SouthDakotaGrandma
29 April 2018|
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Response from alecs244 | Reviewed this property |
it is about a 2.5 to 3 hour hike round trip from the hotel Alyeska parking lot to the tram and back. I have arhtitus and ostoperosis. I made the hike fine with my daughter and grand daughter.
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958jenh
11 January 2018|
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Response from jejeanne | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking area on both sides. Close to the resort would probably be the safest spot to park. It’s lovely and easy.
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