The Boreal Canopy Adventure

North America’s most remote treetop adventure!

Experience the boreal forest from the canopy crown! Imagine, whisking among the spruce and aspen tree tops. Wow! Pause at the platforms, and take in breathtaking views to the north of Sourdough Peak and its unusual rock glacier. To the south the glacial braided Nizina River and surrounding wilderness of America’s largest national park.

From McCarthy & Kennicott, your adventure begins on the historic Nizina Road to the Canopy Welcome Center. This road was a pioneer route blazed in the early 1900s to the gold and copper mines south and east of McCarthy and Kennicott. Enjoy a brief historic narrative before you begin your journey through the forest on your 45+ minute ride to the Nizina River Bluffs in your multi-passenger safari ATV. At the Welcome Center we’ll gear up and learn the basic techniques of zipping. Then it’s off on your aerial adventure.

Perched on the Nizina River bluffs, our wilderness canopy course has 6 zip lines, 3 sky bridges, 2 ladders and a short ground hike through the forest understory. Your guides will point out natural features from the platforms and explain some of the ecology of the northern boreal forest. An exciting perspective for the intrepid park visitor! At your canopy adventure’s end is a brief tour of our off-grid solar (PV) power system at the Boreal Alaska EcoLodge.

$195 per person | About 4 hours roundtrip from McCarthy

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