Copyright: Denali Gold Tours, Trapper Creek, Alaska
Richard Humphrey, Proprietor/Prospector/Life-Long Alaskan
9228 Petersville Rd., Trapper Creek, AK 99683
All gear is provided for your Denali Gold Tour. When you arrive at the creek where you’ll be ready to learn how to pan for gold. Richard leads everyone through the gold panning process. Soon you'll be gently swishing water through the riverbed materials in your own gold pan, watching for gold to appear. Gold sinks to the bottom of the pan while other materials are allowed to spill out of the pan. You'll swish through the creek bed materials, consisting of primarily black, magnetite sand, small stones, metal dust looking for Alaska gold!
Gold panning usually turns up only minor gold dust, "flour gold". Richard helps you collect what you find in a small souvenir bottle so you can show family and friends back home. We make sure your search for Alaskan gold is always successful. If you didn't find anything in your own pan, you'll be given a small souvenir bottle of gold, courtesy of Denali Gold Tours.
Before you head back for the day, you'll enjoy freshly-grilled reindeer dogs, hot dogs, and drinks!
Make it a day trip! Book your Denali Gold Tour online, then make the drive to Trapper Creek from Anchorage is just a little over 2 hours. Richard will meet you at the Trapper Creek, Trading Post at your scheduled time. We've got everything you'll need. All gear including, boots, raingear, classifiers, and mosquito repellant are provided. Wear warm layers so you can easily adjust to Alaska's ever-changing weather conditions.
Looking for something really special? Call Richard to arrange a custom trip. 907-733-7660. Camp overnight and spend all the time you want searching for gold or simply enjoy the beauty of Alaska, creekside.
Denali Gold Tours are the only creek-based gold panning experience along the Parks Highway. Richard would enjoy sharing this unique Alaskan experience with you. Book your tour today!
What You'll Need
Where To Go
Trapper Creek is 122 miles north of Anchorage. Take the Glenn Highway north about 34 miles, and then take the Parks Highway toward Trapper Creek. Meet Richard at the Trading Post, Mile 114.5 of the Parks Highway. (Google Map)