Come and experience one of the unique benefits of living in the last frontier: extra hours of daylight!
- Duration: 5 hours
- Age: 16+ with a valid driver’s license
- Passengers: 1 per ATV (1 additional for $90)
- Experience level: Beginner or experienced
- Tour dates: May 7 – Aug 18 | (Starting August 18, this becomes the Fall Mid-Day Tour, which runs at a different time to accommodate our diminishing daylight.)
- Where to meet: Entrance of Pioneer Park by 8:40 a.m.
Rise and Ride
A 32-mile, early morning ATV ride through the Boreal Forest. Climb hills and switchbacks while enjoying the views of scenic overlooks and wildlife.
This ride is suitable for adventurous people new to ATVing as well as experienced drivers. Drivers must be 16 or older with a valid driver’s license. We provide complimentary snack and drinks are. If you have specific needs for snacks or drinks, please feel free to bring them. Non-alcoholic drinks only. Drinks must be in a plastic container. No glass bottles.
The Midnight Sun Morning Tour leaves the front entrance of Pioneer Park at 8:45 a.m. Please arrive no later than 8:40 a.m. We plan on being back in town by around 2:00 p.m.
The tour meets at the front entrance to Pioneer Park off of Airport Way. After boarding our shuttle bus, we drive 18 scenic miles north of Fairbanks. The guides point out sights along the way, discussing the history of Alaska and looking for wildlife.
At the trailhead, you hop on your ATV, your guide goes over safety guidelines, and you get the opportunity to practice driving before we hit the trail. Helmets, gloves, and goggles are provided. All our machines are equipped with power steering and automatic transmissions for an enjoyable ride!
We ride on a winding trail through the boreal forest for a total of 32 miles. The trail crosses prospector routes, climbing hills, and switchbacks along the way. The trail leads to a scenic overlook, where we can enjoy our snacks and drinks.
When the tour is over, we load up and head back to town. Please allocate about five hours for the trip.