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Discover Girdwood Alaska

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Discover Girdwood Alaska

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Glacier Valley Transit

Getting around Girdwood is easy. Glacier Valley Transit (GVT) operates free public transportation year-round in Girdwood. The bus service follows a Flex route from The Alyeska Resort to the Tesoro gas station with designated stops. In the summer GVT offers a second route up Crow Creek Road servicing the Winner Creek Trail Head and the Crow Creek Mine. All GVT buses are equipped with handicap accessible lift and safety straps.

Glacier Valley Transit

Getting around Girdwood is easy. Glacier Valley Transit (GVT) operates free public transportation year-round in Girdwood. The bus service follows a Flex route from The Alyeska Resort to the Tesoro gas station with designated stops. In the summer GVT offers a second route up Crow Creek Road servicing the Winner Creek Trail Head and the Crow Creek Mine. All GVT buses are equipped with handicap accessible lift and safety straps.

Schedule & Map

The GVT is a great way to grab dinner at one of Girdwood’s great restaurants, or to catch a ride home after catching a show at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill. 

Real time bus tracking is available by downloading the Double Map App in the App Store of Google. The GVT bus schedule is also available at The Hotel Alyeska Front Desk and Concierge, and all Alyeska Ticket Office locations.

See The GVT Bus Schedule

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Schedule & Map

The GVT is a great way to grab dinner at one of Girdwood’s great restaurants, or to catch a ride home after catching a show at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill. 

Real time bus tracking is available by downloading the Double Map App in the App Store of Google. The GVT bus schedule is also available at The Hotel Alyeska Front Desk and Concierge, and all Alyeska Ticket Office locations.

See The GVT Bus Schedule

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Girdwood ‘Gold Fever’

Girdwood has a rich history connected with the gold rushes of the 19th century. Originally called “Glacier City”, Girdwood was founded as a supply camp for placer gold miners.

It was renamed for Colonel James Girdwood, an entrepreneur and linen merchant who staked the first four gold claims along Crow Creek in 1896.

Girdwood ‘Gold Fever’

Girdwood has a rich history connected with the gold rushes of the 19th century. Originally called “Glacier City”, Girdwood was founded as a supply camp for placer gold miners.

It was renamed for Colonel James Girdwood, an entrepreneur and linen merchant who staked the first four gold claims along Crow Creek in 1896.

There’s Still Gold…!

Crow Creek Mine was one of the largest producing hydraulic placer gold mines in Southcentral Alaska. During its peak production, historians estimate that 700 ounces of gold were extracted per month. Mining operations came to a standstill during World War II, and local lore claims that more gold remains in the creek than was mined. Try your luck at modern Crow Creek Mine with guided gold panning tours. Maybe you’ll strike it rich!

Plan a Crow Creek Mine Tour

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There’s Still Gold…!

Crow Creek Mine was one of the largest producing hydraulic placer gold mines in Southcentral Alaska. During its peak production, historians estimate that 700 ounces of gold were extracted per month. Mining operations came to a standstill during World War II, and local lore claims that more gold remains in the creek than was mined. Try your luck at modern Crow Creek Mine with guided gold panning tours. Maybe you’ll strike it rich!

Plan a Crow Creek Mine Tour

Modern, Vibrant Girdwood

Today, Girdwood is a vibrant community and part of the Municipality of Anchorage. Girdwood has a diverse population of outdoor enthusiasts, local businesses, services and Anchorage commuters who thoroughly enjoy its year-round attractions. Complete with a mercantile, post office, many bed & breakfast locations, restaurants & bars, and shops, Girdwood offers natural beauty, convenience and a rich heritage for residents and visitors alike. 

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