Gulkana Glacier Hike

Note: This event has already passed.

Date: Aug 8 2020, 8:30 a.m.

Outdoor Recreation - Arctic Avenue Bldg. 627 Fort Greely, AK 99731 Google Map

Hike the Gulkana Glacier with ODR and Steven Miley!

Gulkana Glacier is one of the easiest glacier hiking experiences you can find in Alaska!

Upcoming Trip: August 8, 2020 CANCELED due to unpredictable weather.

  • Participants must drive their own vehicles to and from the site.
  • Meeting point: Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 627
  • Meeting time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Number of participants: Limited to a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of ten (10) registered participants. 
  • Weather Dependent

Gulkana Glacier Hiking Trip

This relatively well-known hike is a good option for an easy day out surrounded by superlative scenery, as well as a possible access point for the bouldery, but mercifully un-brushy high country that surrounds the Gulkana Glacier Valley.   

  • Distance: 4.6 miles round trip to the glacier
  • Elevation gain: 400 feet
  • Trail type: Hiking
  • Considerations: Road to the trailhead requires moderately high clearance
  • Difficulty:

    • First Part of the Route - Easy

    • Second Part of the Route - Moderate 

To learn more about Gulkana Glacier, please visit: 


  • Practice Social Distancing ​​​
  • Remember your Mask
    • Meeting Point - Outdoor Recreation Center
      • We require the use of a Mask or Cloth Face-Covering in ALL Family and MWR facilities.
    •  During the Hiking Trip
      • Wear a mask or cloth face-covering when you are not able to keep 6 feet of social distancing. 
    • Children under the age of 2 should NOT wear a mask or cloth face-covering. 
  • Outdoor Gear and Clothing
    • These items should be on your hiking checklist:

      • Hiking backpack
      • Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)
      • Hiking boots or shoes
      • Plenty of food
      • Plenty of water
      • First-aid kit
    • Visit the link below to see a comprehensive checklist. The list includes many more items than you'll likely need, though you can adapt it to your hiking trips needs.


$35 per person

Registration Info

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Registration is accepted over the phone. Please call Outdoor Recreation at +1 (907)873-4058 or +1 (907)873-3292. Payment is due at the time of registration.