Alex Kime

Tour Guide, Teacher, and Photographer in Cooper Landing, AK

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Alex Kime, along with his daughter Gretchen, founded Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures in 1997 in Cooper Landing. Having explored the Kenai Peninsula on horseback for over three decades, Alex brings a wealth of experience to the venture. Their services include guiding and packing across the Chugach National Forest and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The lodge in Cooper Landing, apart from offering cabin rentals in a picturesque pioneer setting, provides horseback riding adventures, group retreats, and more.

Relocating to Alaska from Oregon in 1963 at the age of 12, Alex witnessed the Great Alaska Earthquake the following year. In the 1970s, he was a truck driver on the Haul Road and contributed to the construction of the Great Alaska Pipeline to Prudhoe Bay. The 1980s saw him purchasing his first horse, Cyrano, with whom he delved into the backcountry of the Kenai Mountains. Alex's deepest passion lies in sharing the splendor of these backcountry trails, which were historically used by natives and pioneers. Alaska Horsemen is a tribute to the packers who originally navigated the Tustumena and Kenai Mountains on horseback. They invite everyone to join in an authentic adventure and become a part of the "Alaska Horsemen" legacy.