Katmai National Park

At over 3.5 Million acres, Katmai National Park is home to the largest brown bear population in the world, holds the spawning grounds of literally millions of sockeye salmon, and contains within its wild borders the unaltered evidence of one of the world's most powerful volcanic eruptions ever recorded.  Although created in 1918 to preserve the Valley of 10,000 Smokes, a landscape completely changed by the 1912 Novarupta eruption, Katmai National park is most known for it’s majestic Brown Bears, most notably those at Brooks Falls.  Whether backpacking the austere landscape of the Valley of 10,000 Smokes, bear viewing at a remote camp along a salmon choked river, or padding along the park’s 400 miles of coastline, Katmai National Park remains one of the most spectacular parks in Alaska and is one of our favorite places to explore!  Alaska Alpine Adventures has been exploring Katmai National Park since 1999 and we have since completed numerous expeditions across the breadth of the park.  From kayaking expeditions along the rugged Katmai Coast to backpacking adventures in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes,  Alaska Alpine Adventures guides are your Katmai backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and climbing experts.


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Katmai Trips

Basecamp Bears - Katmai National Park
Duration: 5 days  Intensity: Level 2 H  Season: August & September  

Our annual grizzly bear viewing and tundra hiking camp returns for 2014! This once in a lifetime trip is truly a multi-sensory experience for the adventurer looking to view, photograph and admire Nort...

The Valley Experience - Katmai National Park
Duration: 10 days  Intensity: Level 3 B  Season: Summer  

Backpacking in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in Katmai National Park is simply a trip of a lifetime. Near the end of the Alaska Peninsula and along the crest of the Pacific Rim of fire, there sit...