Perfecting the art of adventure in Alaska and operating world-wide since 1995

Explore Alaska’s wilderness with our guided small group Alaska adventure tours. Within an hour of travel from Anchorage, your guides will get you ready to walk on a glacier, hike through a temperate rainforest or paddle among icebergs in a kayak. Many tours use the Alaska Railroad and helicopter travel at the start of the adventure, providing access to protected wilderness areas off the beaten path. All of our tours give you time to enjoy your surroundings and learn about the natural history of the areas you explore.

Iceberg Kayaking & Heli Hiking

Our most popular trip is a half-day iceberg kayaking tour at Spencer Glacier. Starting with an amazing train ride, your adventure continues at Spencer Lake, where you will kayak among icebergs and then hike to the face of the Spencer Glacier. 

For those who want to experience walking on a glacier, a heli glacier hike is an unbeatable highlight of an Alaska vacation. After a scenic flight to the glacier, your  experienced guide will outfit everyone and lead a 2-3 hour exploration of glacier ice features like blue ice tubes, crevasses, caves, blue pools and more!

Alaska Adventure Day Tours for All Activity Levels

Whatever your energy level, Ascending Path has an adventure tour for you. From mellow nature hikes to overnight adventure “glamping” on a glacier, we offer unique Alaska adventure tours near Anchorage, Alaska.