Mini Horseback Adventures

Mini Horseback Adventures

These Mini (5-Day) Horseback Adventures were created for those who travel by road and want only a taste of Alaska’s great untouched wilderness.

We here at Pioneer Outfitters have 4 (four) different exclusive Horseback Adventures to offer you as Mini Horseback Adventures.

Mini Horseback Adventures

Mini Horseback Adventures

  • The Chisana Glacier Adventure

The beautiful and historic Chisana Glacier is the centerpiece of this Adventure. We have 2 glaciers to explore, photograph and hike, the incredible glacial bars with the wildlife that loves them and an incredible ridge walk planned for you here.

  • Simon’s Trail into History Adventure

Professional and friendly Alaska Wilderness Guides will take you over the route “Simon” took to deliver the mail and supplies during the last historic gold rush. We will visit the old Chisana Whore House, from the gold rush days, maybe pan for gold if you like. (yes, we do find gold!) The trail has many remains from a time long gone and discoveries yet to be made.

  • The Chisana Gold Rush Adventure

We will guide you through the Last Historic Gold Rush, sharing the history of #1 taking you up Bonanza Creek to the Little Eldorado, introducing you to not only the history of the area but to the miners, still mining gold in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Teaching and showing you all the different ways they still mine gold (~It hasn’t changed all that much, it is still the hardest work I’ve ever done!), allowing and helping you to pan for gold.

  • Bustin’ Brush

This Summer Horseback Adventure is for the “Get Off The Beaten Path” Adventurer. We will head out into the wilderness, going to the center of our world here. At 6,820 feet, the view is endless. The photographic opportunities are priceless and the absolute purity will rejuvenate the most weary of souls.

Summer-time Mail-Plane Mini Adventures

Available dates:
May – Mid July


  • Logistical support before, during and after your Adventure.
  • Over 90 years of experience ready to help make a dream come true.
  • Information on charter travel to and from Chisana.
  • Your professional licensed Guide.
  • Professional guiding judgment, companionship and dedication.
  • All camping gear and first aid.
  • Our horses provide transportation between Chisana, camps and daily destinations.
  • Home cooked meals served family style while you are  in Chisana.
  • A well stocked camp for your guide to serve as your cook while on your Adventure (no dried backpacker food served here!).

Level of fitness / Horseback riding experience:

Horseback riding requires a good level of fitness and strength. Experience is not necessary. At Pioneer Outfitters, we provide all the horse riding experience you will need to make a this trip a wonderful adventure.

At Pioneer Outfitters, we tailor your adventure to your individual needs, abilities and desires.

Choose your adventure:

  • The Chisana Glacier Adventure
  • Simon’s Trail into History Adventure
  • The Chisana Gold Rush Adventure
  • Bustin’ Brush

Price Per Person:  $2,500.00

Children are ALWAYS welcome!
Age 5 and younger……..FREE**

**Children aged 5 and under ride with a parent or with the lead guide, not alone.
Group discounts are available for 8+ people.
Looking for more information? Look at our Adventurers FAQ’s.

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