I think this is one of the few places in North America that you can see wildlife in their habitat. It is almost a 100 mile trip one way in and out, a long day but well worth it to have an opportunity to see scenery and wildlife like this. The two hour lunch stop at Kantishna Roadhouse really helps break it up with either gold panning or dog demo. We chose the dog team demo. It was great with great stories by Emmitt Peter Jr., son of Emmitt Peter Sr. one of Alaska's most famous dog mushers. We even got to see him take the dogs on a training run. The trip is a real taste of Alaskan adventure.
Wow. This was the highlight of our trip in 2004. It is a long day but well worth the expense and time. We saw 8 bears, numerous moose, caribou, fox, eagles, sheep, a pack of wolves, porcupine and ptarmagin. We had great views of the mountain from Wonder Lake and Reflection Pond. We appreciated the frequent stops, the cookies, and our guide Kristy. What a day, what a memory.