Enjoy a Nature Hike in Girdwood while exploring part of the Historical Iditarod Trail. A naturalist guide will point out and discuss the flora and fauna of North America’s northern-most temperate coastal rainforest. In the company of a naturalist, you will: Nibble on edible leaves, flowers and berries, Explore traditional and contemporary herb lore, Identify bird song & animal behaviors, Enjoy stories about Native and Alaskan history. When blueberry season is in full swing the trail is blooming with scrumptious delights sure to please anyone. You may even see a moose!

Trips start & finish at the Tramway Circle at the Hotel Alyeska. The Winner Creek trail has gentle, graded, maintained sections with boardwalks as well as plenty of rugged, rooty sections of trail. This moderate and informative 5 mile (round trip) hike consists of a walk over the Winner Creek Gorge on a boardwalk.


  • Knowledgeable and fun naturalist hiking guides.
  • Granola bars/snacks and bottled waters.
  • Bear Protection
  • Ecology, glaciology and natural history discussions.
  • Trekking poles and extra attire, if needed.