Trapper Creek Homestead Tour

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Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Approximately 3 hours
Price From
$79.95 Per Person
  • Snack Included
  • Easy Activity Level
  • Off the Beaten Path

Have you ever wanted to meet a modern day pioneer? How about a family that learned to live off the harsh winter Alaskan climate? The Porterfield family has their doors open to you! Learn all about what it was like for them living in rural Alaska. Featured in Princess Cruises’ 2008 award winning documentary, Heart of Alaska, the Porterfield’s will relive stories from the past five and a half decades on how they handled trapping, mined for gold, farmed, hunted and schooled their own children all while you enjoy fresh homebrewed coffee and home-baked treats. Shortly after the arrival of the Detroit 59’ers this federal homestead was built in the early 1960’s within the cool and grand shadow of Denali. This tour offers an authentic look into the early life of pioneers in Trapper Creek. The town was established with the discovery of gold in 1906 on Cache Creek as prospectors made their way to the Susitna Station floating on top the mighty Susitna River. This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy a slow paced walking tour which includes the homestead’s garden and livestock area. Here you will also have the ability to view artifacts dating back to the days when Alaska’s untamed wilderness was considered “the final frontier”.

Special Note

Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. Time spent at homestead is approximately 2¼ hours. Tour will operate rain or shine.

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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