Wilderness Gold Panning Adventure

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Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Approximately 4 hours
Price From
$159.95 Adult
$94.95 Child
  • Snack Included
  • Moderate Activity Level
  • Off the Beaten Path
  • Shopping Opportunities

Your adventure starts with Denali Gold Tours along the Parks Highway. Hear stories depicting the life of Alaska’s homesteaders, gold rush miners and trapping pioneers. Next, you will be outfitted with a rain poncho, gloves, boots and gear for a true Alaskan gold panning experience. Your narrated tour continues west on Petersville Road (a federally designated scenic highway) sightseeing along the road to the Petersville/Cache Creek historical mining area. Panoramic views of South Denali and the Alaska Mountain Range provide photo opportunities and wildlife viewing along a gravel road for 18 miles. Very few tourists get this kind of off-road experience. At Peters Creek, you will enjoy a hands-on experience of how to pan for gold. Alaska is rich in history for its gold, but the everyday gold adventurer may only find flour gold and often find nothing. You will be provided with a small souvenir vial of gold to take home!

Special Note

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed.

CALL 800.426.0500 TO BOOK


An array of optional tours are available at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. To book, visit the Tour Desk at the lodge or call 1-800-426-0500.


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