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Hiking Trip: Canwell Peak

Get Outdoors, Stay Active, Go Hiking — Alaska style!

Note: This event has already passed.

Hike Canwell Peak with ODR and Steven Miley!

Route find across the rugged moraine of Canwell Glacier looking for meltwater canyons, ice caves, waterfalls, and more. An all-day hike will take you to the base of Institute Peak.

Hiking Trip: Canwell Peak

  • July 10 - Register by July 6
  • Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: Fort Greely Visitor Center
  • Limited to: Minimum 4 people. Maximum 10 people.
  • The trip is weather dependent.

Additional details:

  • Participants must drive their own vehicles to and from the site (Canwell Peak). 
  • Participants joining these hiking trips should be in good physical shape and should expect different levels of physical exertion at times.

Canwell Peak (Rainbow Ridge)

Starting from the end of Red Rock Canyon, a solid climb up a moderately steep hillside will take us to the base of the north ridge of Canwell Peak. We'll hop or wade across a shallow creek, then ascend the ridge to the summit. The ridge is moderately steep, and the footing is loose in a few sections, similar to but slightly more challenging than Donnelly Dome. The views from the peak are incredible, but if you have a fear of steep dropoffs, you may want to skip this hike.

  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Elevation gain: 2500 feet
  • Trail type: Unmarked alpine route
  • Difficulty: Moderate with a few difficult sections
  • Considerations: Some route finding and easy scrambling required.

To learn more about Canwell Peak, please visit: 

Suggested Outdoor Gear and Clothing for a hiking trip

  • 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 and water and 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 Information

Registration is accepted in person or over the phone. Please call +1(907)873-4058.

  • The trip is open to MWR Eligible Patrons.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration. 
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