On this small-group Mt. St. Helens Tour from Portland, your naturalist guide will share the significance of the 1980 volcanic eruption through captivating stories and interpretative nature walks. You’ll also discover how the local ecosystems are reemerging and evolving. Descend into the Ape Cave lava tube, watch for elk grazing in the gaze of the smoldering crater, and enjoy colorful wildflowers against the barren landscapes. Witness incredible stories of survival and experience the resilience of nature demonstrated by this rebounding environment! This isn’t just another driving tour of a beautiful landscape—we prefer to keep travelers outside the vehicle for walks and exploration. Once in the Volcanic Monument, you’ll traverse the barren landscapes, stopping for a peaceful walk along the Hummocks Trail or to take in the still blue waters of Coldwater Lake. At Johnston Ridge Observatory you’ll embark on an interpretive walk along the famous Eruption Trail. The trail offers sweeping views of the blast zone and crater and teems with stunning purple lupine and other flowers in the mid-to-late summer. From Johnston Ridge, disembark on your return to Portland.
Il tuo host
Jeff, Jordan, Asia And Paul
We are nature guides in love with the Pacific Northwest! For us, it is more than a job; it’s a way of life. There is so much happening beneath the surface in these beautiful places we call home and we are incredibly passionate about helping connect you to it all through a rich and thoughtful journey. We aim for our tours to be the highlight of each guest’s travels, which comes through in the food we choose, the research we do pre-departure, and the way we adjust the day to your needs. It’s not always easy to escape into the wild—we’re here to make sure you get the most out of it.
Che cosa è incluso
Gourmet picnic lunch of sandwiches and salads (and soup on cold days)!
French-pressed coffee and tea are available mid-morning. Water is available throughout the day, and another option (usually…
Dove ti troverai
We'll visit Ape Cave - one of the longest lava tubes in North America! Ape Cave is on the south side of Mt. St. Helens. We'll explore the cave for about an hour before returning above ground for coffee and tea. After Ape Cave, travel up the Spirit Lake Highway. Activities may include a variety of viewpoints, walks, and local highlights - culminating in a trip to the Johnston Ridge Observatory (the best point to observe the crater by vehicle)!
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Termini di cancellazione
Per ottenere un rimborso totale, dovrai cancellare almeno 7 giorni prima della data fissata per l'inizio dell'esperienza o entro 24 ore dalla prenotazione.
Termini di comunicazione
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Requisiti degli ospiti
Possono partecipare fino a 10 ospiti a partire dai 12 anni.
Information we need to know after you book includes any dietary or medical restrictions as well as your preferred pick-up location. We take care of the rest!
Mt St Helens + Ape Cave Small Group Tour
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$225 a persona