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Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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This area offers many hiking options.
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  • Average4%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a day tour from katmai via bus to this valley. Then we walked down to the valley floor, was interesting, but since we only had 4 nights in Katmai NP, I would have preferred more time with the bears.

Thank rdsat
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The amount of ash thrown out of the Katmai and Novarupta eruptions in 1912 is hard to fathom - it extends for many miles and is easily hundreds of feet thick. The trip on a 4-WD bus takes all day, and includes an optional hike...More

Thank peter l
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I decided to go to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes as a day trip from Brooks Lodge at a cost of $96 (with lunch or $84 without lunch). I went on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. I knew in advance that there was an optional 3...More

1  Thank jcamilleh
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This day tour was a great experience - it gets you away from the day crowds at Brooks Camp, and a ranger provides even more interesting information about Katmai NP on the bus ride, during catered lunch, and the (moderately strenuous) hike down to the...More

Thank stephsk8s
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a flight seeing tour while on a fishing trip to Brooks Falls.. We have visited Brooks Falls and fished on surrounding rivers but never visited Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.. Apparently a clear day is a rarity and we hit...More

Thank 54yellowrose2012
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This day trip is definitely worth taking if you have time. it's a short bus ride/drive, and about 2 hour round trip walk. The sights are so breathtaking, and the learning center is really well presented.

Thank Tonya W
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Escaped for a weekend with a girlfriend and we cannot wait to start planning our next stay. Will include hiking and camping at the Valley. Had a great tour of the area and a nice hike with a ranger. What an awesome place. The views...More

Thank StephFerry
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed at Brooks Lodge for two nights. We did this day trip with a park ranger. The bus ride out was fun with river crossings and wildlife. We saw a lynx along the road. The hike into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was...More

Thank snowwhite05
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is almost an all day trip but well worth it. Able to get some hiking in but only for a couple of hours. Would have liked to spend more time.

Thank bpacker55
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This valley is the reason Katmai NP exists and the reason you should visit! The day trip to the valley was well worth the cost. I can't wait to return for a backpacking trip.

Thank ToniDO
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