Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Snowshoeing in Alaska

There’s no better way to explore gorgeous Alaskan trails than by snowshoeing! There’s a reason this is such a popular activity in the area. It allows you to get in an area that is not accessible by skis and is a pretty easy hobby. For the most part, if you can walk, you can snowshoe! During your stay at Silverbow Inn, make sure you take advantage of the great snowshoeing in Alaska!

Snowshoeing in Alaska is just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other great winter activities to partake in during your stay. Download our free Vacation Guide to find out some of our favorites! We’ve listed great companies in the area that lead excursions as well as beautiful lakes where you can fish or boat.

Discover the Best Snowshoeing in Alaska

Rent Equipment

First thing’s first: getting a pair of snowshoes. If you don’t happen to own a pair or don’t want to lug a pair of bulky snowshoes to Juneau, don’t worry. There’s a great place to rent winter sports equipment: The Foggy Mountain Shop. The best part? This shop is located just a block away from Silverbow Inn!

When you’re renting equipment from Foggy Mountain Shop, be sure to ask about the latest trail reports! The staff there is a great resource for the inside scoop on local trails. If you don’t know where to start, check out these two awesome trails:

Eagle Glacier Trail

Located about 50 minutes away from Silverbow Inn, Eagle Glacier Trail is a great excursion for those wanting a challenge. The trail is about seven miles long and typically takes a full day to hike. In the warmer months, the path can be muddy and difficult to walk. However, when snow begins to cover the ground in the colder months, the trail transforms into the perfect environment for snowshoeing. The trail ends at a log cabin that is located at the edge of a scenic lake. While this may be a long and arduous hike, it’s definitely worth it when you see the gorgeous Eagle Glacier and the surrounding mountains.

Treadwell Ditch Trail

Located in Tongass National Forest, the Treadwell Ditch Trail is another great option for those looking to snowshoe in Juneau. It’s much closer to the Silverbow Inn than the Eagle Glacier Trail. It’s only a 10-minute drive away! Like the previous location, the Treadwell Ditch Trail is best hiked with a good coating of snow. In total, it’s a little over 10 miles long. Most visitors don’t hike the entire trail, preferring to take a bit of a shorter walk.

Stay at Silverbow Inn

After your day of snowshoeing in Alaska, return to the Silverbow Inn for a night of rest. While you’re here, take advantage of our rooftop hot tub, which is the perfect way to warm up!

Consider staying in the City View Queen Room, which features a private full bath, blackout shades (for a great night of sleep), and luxurious linens. As with all of our rooms, you’ll also be treated to a complimentary breakfast in the morning as well as the hot cocoa and cookie happy hour and the after-dinner candy bar!

Check out availability and book today! We look forward to having you.