Gold Prospecting, Hiking & Biking Journeys
Get out in nature and hunt for gold on this authentic off-road tour!
Explore a historic mining claim and other hidden places that even locals don’t get to see.
Learn about gold in Alaska and how to find it with a private local guide.
Keep anything you find!
Breathe the air, smell the trees, listen to the rushing rivers, and take in the wild scenery through hiking and biking to truly experience the real Alaska. When it comes to gold prospecting, no experience compares to trying it yourself! Immersion is by far our favorite way to show visitors Alaska’s nature, history, and culture.
This full day 8 hour adventure begins with a pickup at your Anchorage location and a scenic drive along Turnagain arm with photo stops and potential wildlife viewing with your long-time Alaskan guide. Then hit the trail with a hike through the Kenai Peninsula coastal temperate rainforest to get to Wild Journeys’ exclusive gold prospecting claim! Learn about gold processes and the huge impact it made locally in the early 1900’s, then try your hand at prospecting and keep anything you find! This is an actual mining claim and real finds are not uncommon. Enjoy a picnic lunch and finish the day with a pleasant bike ride along a scenic whitewater river with vibrant flora along the path. The trail is mostly downhill and finishes with a scenic bridge crossing over a huge canyon, making it great activity to end the day with!