Our Team

Alaskan Owned and Operated

Carl Battreall

Mountain Biking Instructor & Guide
Maggie Donnelly

Maggie Donnelly

Mountain Biking Guide & Instructor

Elly Maurer

Owner & Guide

Frankie Dashiell

Owner & Guide
30+ years of combined guiding experience in Alaska

About Us

Alaska Trail Guides is locally owned and operated in Anchorage. Nestled at the base of the Chugach Mountains, wrapped by Cook Inlet, Anchorage is as unique and dynamic as the state in which it belongs. Anchorage is the gateway to Southcentral Alaska and the Interior, a playground so vast it stretches from the temperate rain forest of Kenai National Forest to the majestic timelessness of Denali. Alaska Trail Guides provides the opportunity to explore these areas with a local, knowledgeable guide. Our passion is about sharing our great state with you, providing technical know-how and natural history. 

At Alaska Trail Guides we are your travel concierges, starting when you make your first inquiry. Our team is driven to provide exceptional customer service and local knowledge so you can feel confident and comfortable planning your Alaska dream vacation. Your guide’s personal experience and enthusiasm enable them to blend instruction with interpretive knowledge to provide an extraordinary experience during our anchorage mountain bike tours. Enjoy the moment, and leave the logistics to us!

What makes Alaska Trail Guides a great company to work for? Our culture, our values, our brand!

Our Culture: My job as a leader and small business owner is to ensure my guides and staff have great opportunities and purpose and can make a meaningful impact. We flourish on a shared passion for everyday life in Alaska, being active and outside, and human connection. Building a team through trust and encouraging creativity and fun leads to growth for everyone.  

Our Values:
Be Real – Act with integrity and genuinely respect and care about each other and our clients. 
Respect – Our team is our greats asset. Our clients allow us to do and share what we love. Alaska is a gift. Respect all equally and take care of them. Together they create an experience and opportunity you can’t find anywhere else. 
Passion – For our state, the outdoors, cycling, and human connection. 
Enjoy Life – When work is play, you will never work a day in your life. We allow and encourage time for everyone to get out and enjoy our great state for all that it has to offer, from fishing to hiking to kayaking. We value time off equally as much as time spent with clients. 

Our Brand
Alaska Trail Guides is dedicated to authentic, unpretentious, perceptive, and delightful experiences. Memories last a lifetime, and we honor and appreciate that our guests choose us to help them have a once-in-a-lifetime trip.  We strive to break through the clutter and provide engaging and purposeful information and activities that connect with you.