Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures was established in Cooper Landing in 1997 by Alex Kime and his daughter Gretchen. Alex has been exploring the Kenai Peninsula by horseback for over thirty years. They offer a guiding and packing service though out the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Their lodge in Cooper Landing offers cabin rentals and horseback riding adventures in a serene pioneer setting.
Alex moved to Alaska from Oregon in 1963 at age 12. The following year he experienced the Great Alaska Earthquake. In the 70’s he drove truck on the Haul Road and helped build the Great Alaska Pipeline to Prudhoe Bay. In the 80’s he bought his first horse Cyrano, and together they explored the back country of the Kenai Mountains. Alex’s passion is sharing the beauty of the backcountry on the historical trails of the natives and pioneers. Alaska Horsemen is named after the packers that pioneered the Tustumena and Kenai Mountains by horseback. Join us for an authentic adventure and you too, can be one of the “Alaska Horsemen”
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Alex is the heart and soul of the ranch. Having explored historic trails of the natives and pioneers that once lived here, he’s the perfect host and guide for your Alaskan adventure.
In addition to helping the ranch operations, Sherry is a full-time archaeologist, well versed in the amazing native history of the area. A chat with her will be worth the trip!
Born and raised in Alaska, she’s happiest in the mountains in God’s country. She was running strings of horses and packing for hunters since before she could walk and talk! She loves her guests and is an amazing camp cook to boot!
With three years guiding trail rides and a background in guiding wilderness expeditions, he loves to work with youth groups and to be out in the mountains. He takes good care of his guests on and off the trail. Ask him to play the banjo!
A seasoned Kansas cowboy! After years of working on ranches in the states, he’s finally living his lifelong dream of wrangling horses in Alaska. You’re in good hands with Randy guiding the trip!
A seasoned cowgirl with Idaho roots, this is her 7th year working at the ranch. She does it all, and she does it with her new baby girl in tow. She’s our resident expert for youth camps and group events.
Born and raised in Alaska, you’ll have a tough time finding a better cowboy for farrier work and running a pack string. If you hear a harmonica playing around a campfire deep in the wilderness it’s Brook!
After three years here at the ranch, Rebecca has become our indispensable horse hand and gracious host. She’s a fun guide and loves to share her knowledge about the medicinal and edible flora along the trail. She’s a great cook and host around the campfire.