2018 Dates & Prices
May 15, 2018 through September 15, 2018
Price: Half Day Gold Panning Tour
Departs Daily at 8:15 am and 1:15 pm
Adults 18+: $125
Half Day Gold Panning Tours, 8:15 am & 1:15 pm:
You’ll meet Richard, owner of Denali Gold Tours in
Trapper Creek at the Trading Post, right off the Parks Highway.
Denali Gold Tours are family owned. Rich Humphrey, Proprietor, Prospector & Guide is a life-Long Alaskan. Rich will pick you up at the Trapper Creek Trading Post, right off the Parks Highway. You'll relax as you travel 19-miles into Alaska’s backcountry, over rolling hills and finally to the gold-bearing streams of the Cache Creek area. The tour is relaxed, with extra time, if someone spots a moose, eagle, bear, or salmon in the stream along the way, you’ll stop for photos and a chance to take in this unique experience. Alaska at it's finest!
All gear is provided for your Denali Gold Tour. When you arrive at the creek, you’ll be ready to learn how to pan for gold. Rich 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". Rich 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!
Ask Rich about custom tours!
Copyright: Denali Gold Tours, Trapper Creek, Alaska
Richard Humphrey, Proprietor/Prospector/Life-Long Alaskan
9228 Petersville Rd., Trapper Creek, AK 99683