Talkeetna Mountain Range Journey

Private-Custom Tour around Hatcher Pass


Tour Highlights:

  • Plan a customized day with your local Guide
  • Photograph the best scenery in  Hatcher Pass
  • Explore Independence Mine
  • Learn about the exciting history of the Anchorage area and the best activities to enjoy on your own
  • Enjoy a scenic hiking opportunity


Tour Description:

Explore a hidden gem in the Talkeetna Mountain Range on this full-day tour.

This rugged mountain pass is an area well known for its unique history, stunning scenery and plentiful outdoor activities. Independence Mine was home to miners and homesteaders throughout the early 20th century. Today, it’s known as Independence Mine State Historical Park. Many historic abandoned mining buildings are still standing to explore and some are said to be haunted.

Locals know this location for the incredible drive along a raging blue river, through beautiful alpine meadows and up to a high mountain summit lake. The area has many outstanding hiking opportunities to choose from and an abundance of flora and fauna.

On your journey, explore the Hatcher Pass area and Independence Mine State Historical Park, hike one of Hatcher Pass’ most majestic trails and enjoy a relaxing drive back down the pass to Anchorage.

Your local Alaskan guide will teach you local knowledge and share with you what it’s really like to live in the wilds of “The Last Frontier.” They’ll take you to their favorite, sometimes hidden destinations on your journey. One of our goals is to try to avoid crowds. Your guide will be happy to take photos/videos of your whole group with your cameras enjoying the day.

What’s Included:

  • Services of a local Alaskan Guide
  • Pickup / Drop-off at any Anchorage or Wasilla location
  • Comfortable van transportation
  • Historic mine tour admission
  • Boxed lunch
  • Snacks, bottled water and Alaska caribou to try

Tour Price:

  • $825, plus $20 per person, up to 7 people total


About Us:

Wild Journeys’ staff is a diverse team of year-round locals that have been guiding in Alaska throughout their professional careers.  Our passion is sharing authentic and unique Alaskan experiences with adventure seekers.  We introduce our quests to the real, wild grandeur of Alaska.

We are tourism professionals, outdoor operations specialists, hunting guides, school teachers, commercial fishermen, gold prospectors, contractors, photographers, Arctic carpenters, commercial drone pilots, land surveyors and freelancers.

We treat all our guests as if they were our own family visiting Alaska; our guides will take you to the very same places they would take their own family and friends.

Our Founder, Tim Cook, has been guiding Alaskan adventures for over 20 years.  Tim is the founder and owner of Wild Journeys, Alaska ATV Adventures and Arctic Air Expeditions.  His decades of experience working and living in rural Alaska inspired him to start a career in adventure tourism.  He began offering off the beaten path options to visitors that his family and locals enjoy.  He is most well-known for his world-class polar bear photography tours in the Alaskan high arctic polar region.