Valley of 10,0000 Smokes Bus Tours Katmai National Park

 Valley of 10,000 smokes Ukak river tours in Katmai  park Phot credits Sharon lazarowicz 08

Valley Of 10,000 Smokes

The largest volcanic explosion of the 20th century formed this valley where ash/pumice cover the now barren landscape where glacier fed rivers cut through it like butter.  The cataclysmic eruption of the Novarupta Volcano of 1912 forever changed this landscape of towering mountains, glaciers, and valleys into one of the most amazing spectacles of our time. Visit the valley tour by boarding the katmai van that will transport you to this area whose name was given from the many steam vents once found here preceding the eruption.

Guest's that book a 5 or 7 day wildlife cruise have the option of adding this tour on for $90 a day. Spend the day hiking and touring the valley floor and then visiting Ukak River basin. This trips leaves from brooks at 9am each morning.

valley of 10000 smokes view from the end of the road

Clients have the option of adding on a $200 flight seeing tour that will fly them over the valley before they land.

Visit the Ukak river and witness the awesome art formed from the eruption.  With extensive knowledge of this area we also help our clients plan multi day hiking trips back into the valley.  With intimate knowledge of both the correct route, river crossing positions, directions toward the eruption site, and overnight/camping sites, our staff will help you plan on of the most epic multi day hikes in the state.    .

Click to enlarge Wilderness Photo of a Valley of 10,000 smokes by Sharon Lazarowicz in Katmai Park

Valley of 10,000 Smokes Bus Tour & Valley hikes

Board the 4 wheel drive bus at 9am at Brooks lodge for the scenic ride through Katmai Park with stops at Margot Creek and the valley look out, An interpretive Park Ranger leads a walking tour down to the river bottom to the Ukak River to let you see the true effects of the 1912 explosion of Mt Novarupta.  The bus tour will bring you back to Brooks camp and we will meet you and can continue on with your vacation.

valley of 10,000 smokes bus tour in Katmai National Park