Mount St. Helens National Monument - Private Tour

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Experience how volcanoes are monitored and discover how Mount St. Helens has taught us new answers to old mysteries. Your naturalist will share the drama of the geological events surrounding the 1980 eruption through a variety of stories, facts, and walks.

Description

Mt. St. Helens is unquestionably one of our region's most iconic, well-known, and "powerful"attractions. Approaching Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument from the south, locals and visitors to Portland have the unique opportunity to enjoy both spelunking at the Ape Cave, the largest continuous lava tube in the continental United States, as well as exploring the visitor centers in and around the "Blast Zone". Stopping to take scenic photos along the way, your naturalist will present dramatic evidence to show just how well the ecosystem is recovering and the impressive ongoing reforestation project.

Just five miles from the crater at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, a world-class visitor center, we take in some stunning views into the steaming volcano, the growing lava dome, and the world's youngest glacier. Your naturalist will share the drama of the geological events surrounding the 1980 eruption through a variety of stories, facts, and walks. Experience how volcanoes are monitored and discover how Mt. St. Helens has taught us new answers to old mysteries, all the while keeping an eye out for wildlife, including deer, elk, beavers, otters, and a diverse array of bird species.

Includes

  • Expert Naturalist Guide

  • Cascadian Safari Lunch

  • Coffee or tea

  • Pastries

  • Local wine

  • Bottled water

  • Equipment rental

  • Transportation fee

  • Admission fee

  • Snacks
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Mount St. Helens National Monument - Private Tour

Duration: 10:30 - 11:30 hour(s)
Available: Wed and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Expert Naturalist Guide / Cascadian Safari Lunch / Coffee or tea / Pastries / Local wine / Bottled water / Equipment rental / Transportation fee / Admission fee / Snacks
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Schedule

  • 07:00

    Pick-up at Downtown Portland Hotels

  • 08:00

    Drive to Spirit Lake Highway (1.5 hrs)

  • 09:30

    Ape Cave, Hummocks Trail, and Coldwater Lake (Varies)

    Go spelunking in Ape Cave which is a lava tube and marvel at the eerily cool darkness inside the cave. Then, take a leisurely walk at Hummocks Trail or admire the crystal blue waters of Coldwater Lake.

  • Picnic Lunch (Varies)

  • Drive to Johnston Ridge Observatory (2.5 hrs)

  • Johnston Ridge Observatory (Varies)

    Learn how volcanoes are monitored at the Johnston Ridge Observatory Visitor Center. Also, take a walk along the Eruption Trail, with your naturalist expert guide giving interesting tidbits about the area. Admire the amazing crater view and beautiful wildflowers along the trail.

  • 16:15

    Drive to Downtown Portland Hotels (2.15 hrs)

  • 18:30

    Drop-off

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Restriction(s)
  • All children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them at all times.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Non-cotton layers

  • Hiking shoes or boots

  • Cash

  • Credit card

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Passport

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Change of clothes

  • Rain gear

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

  • Jackets

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

  • Participants 18 years old and under must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.

Additional Note(s)
  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 10.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 6 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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