We will teach you the ropes with a gold panning demonstration in our elevated troughs by our rustic gift shop. Personalized how-to demonstrations will have you panning like a pro, while providing some local humor and history along the way.
Exit Glacier Nature Hike & Gold Panning Combo
Learn About Alaskan History and Glaciers
- Adult Ages 18+
- Child Ages 10 to 17
The perfect half-day combo! Hike to the Exit Glacier overlook and experience the real Alaska gold panning!
This 2.5 hour Exit Glacier nature hike and the Gold Panning at Clear Creek panning area located on Adventure Sixty North property is great for, viewing a glacier without getting on the ice and combining a bit of Alaskan history by learning how to find gold in a gold pan the Alaskan way! We will hike with you and provide a bit of glacier knowledge and local interpretive information as we hike to the toe overlook of Exit Glacier.
The Gold panning demonstration and panning adventure will happen at our Clear Creek panning site on our property using our rustic water troughs, and our tarp covered log structure for protection from wind and rain.
Everyone finds gold and other semi precious stones, we don’t know how much you will find, but we do guarantee that you will at least find flakes of the precious mineral that is included with our pay dirt.
You keep what you find, we supply the pans, local information, a bit of history mixed with a bit of geology, humor, instruction, and glass vials for your gold specimens and a container for your semi precious stones. Garnets, Fluorite, Quartz, Red Jasper, and many others.
What’s Included with Hike?
- Shuttle to Glacier
- Trekking pole/s
- Interpretive guide with satellite phone and 1st aid supplies
- Pick up/drop off to and from our local Seward Hotels, Lodges, Campgrounds with reservation!
- Great Scenery!
What to Bring
- Layer up!
- Water-resistant/waterproof shoes & warm socks
- Activewear made of synthetic & water-wicking materials
- Fleece Jacket or windbreaker depending on temps.
- Rain Jacket & Pants if you have your own if not we rent!
- Please, no cotton or denim if possible!
- Your Camera!
- Fanny Pack for your personal items
We are located on the entrance road to Exit Glacier at the Kenai Fjords National Park. 31872 Herman Leirer Rd, Seward, Ak 99664
RV & Bus Parking in the back parking area (do not use front lot off of Bronze, cross small bridge, 1st Left into large lot next to Exit Glacier Lodge!