Step into the
wilderness on your own or with the
assurance of our
enthusiastic and experienced naturalist guides who might point out the miniature
subarctic azaleas, bear droppings, or plump wild blueberries. Stroll downstream
to a massive beaver dam or hike to the summit of Mount Anderson.
Join a wrangler-led trail ride and explore the vast wilderness of the Wood River
Valley on horseback. You'll learn the basics of trail riding from our friendly
and experienced wranglers and find out how horses played an integral part in the
history of the lodge.
Open your eyes and ears. The Wood River Valley is home to a vast array of
wildflowers, plants, and wildlife. On guided day hikes, our naturalist guides
will point out a myriad of fascinating plants such as arnica - a small
daisy-like flower that is often used to soothe sore muscles. Animals in the wild
are elusive. Our guides will help you understand the important
interrelationships of the river valley and the fragile tundra environment to the
valley's inhabitants. The resource library in the main lodge also offers
excellent books and photo albums about the surrounding area.
the midnight sun. Nighttime in the land of the 24-hour daylight inspires
visitors to make the most of every hour of every day. Each evening our
naturalist guides, lodge staff, or visiting guest speakers present slideshows or
naturalist programs in the main lodge. Many guests opt for an after-dinner walk
along the river or on one of the many nearby trails. On clear nights in
September, guests may even witness the Northern Lights.
Do the unexpected
Throw rocks in the river, run
up the mountainside, rock in the porch swing, or just practice the fine art of