Trapper Creek, AK

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  • Phone: 907-733-7660
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Length of Vacation: 1/2 Day
  • Cost: $150 /ea adult; $75 /ea 12 and under
  • Open: Summer Months
  • Type of Prospecting: Gold – Panning
  • Equipment: Provided
  • Instruction: Provided
  • Lodging: Nearby
  • Meals: One meal provided at end of tour

From their website:
Denali Gold Tours is family owned. Richard Humphrey, Proprietor, Prospector & Guide is a lifelong Alaskan. 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 its 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. 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, and metal dust looking for Alaska gold!