Savage Alpine Trail Denali

How to Hike the Savage Alpine Trail in Denali National Park

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If you want sweeping views of Denali National Park, and a great view of Denali without venturing too far into the park, put the Savage Alpine Trail on your to-do list. This is one of our favorite hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve. On a clear day, you can see Denali from the high points of this hiking trail. …

Denali Park Road

Denali Park Road Travel Guide: Things to Do, Map, Photos, Itineraries

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There is only one road that leads into Denali National Park and that would be Denali Park Road. Stretching 92 miles, this road leads to stunning viewpoints, scenic lakes, and numerous hiking trails and campsites. Along the drive, you have the chance to spot all of Alaska’s Big 5, not to mention big views of Denali. If you plan to …

McKinley Bar Trail

How to Hike the McKinley Bar Trail in Denali National Park

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The McKinley Bar Trail is a great add-on to a Denali Park Road backcountry adventure. Hiking through a beautiful landscape of streams, marshes, and spruce trees makes this hike enjoyable even on a cloudy day. And on a clear day you will also be treated with specular views of Denali and the Alaskan Range. The McKinley Bar Trail is an …

Top 10 Hikes in Denali

Top 10 Hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve

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Looking for a great hike to do in Denali National Park? You have a lot to choose from. The National Park Service website lists 20 hikes in Denali National Park. These trails are scattered throughout the park and range in distance and difficulty. We hiked a majority of these trails and we have a lot of information, and photos, to …

Exit Glacier

Ice Climbing on the Exit Glacier | Kenai Fjords National Park

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Are you looking for an adventure to add to your Alaskan itinerary? How about ice climbing on the Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park? This experience, from start to finish, is a blast. The day starts off with a short but tough hike up a portion of the Harding Icefield Trail. Once at the Exit Glacier, you will put …

Seward Highway

Driving the Seward Highway: Best Things to Do, Map, & Photos

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The drive on Seward Highway is beautiful, an attraction in itself. Along the way you can gaze across the Turnagain Arm, ride a cable car up into the Chugach Mountains, admire beautiful turquoise lakes with mountain reflections in them, hike to a waterfall in a picturesque setting, and so much more. There are so many things to do that you’ll …

Best Things to Do in Katmai

8 Amazing Things to Do in Katmai National Park & Preserve

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Katmai National Park & Preserve is a land of brown bears and volcanoes. It is wild, rugged, and remote and one of our favorite national parks. This national park is one of the best in the US for wildlife viewing. Every summer, brown bears head to the rivers, to feed on salmon. Brooks Falls is one of the best spots …

Brooks Falls

Complete Guide to Brooks Falls Trail & Viewing Platforms | Katmai National Park

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Brooks Falls is one of the best places in Katmai National Park to view brown bears. Every July, when the salmon make their annual run, this part of the Brooks River is packed with bears, making it one of the best wildlife viewing experiences in the US national parks. In this guide, learn how to visit Brooks Falls, how to …

Horseshoe Lake Hiking Guide

How to Hike the Horseshoe Lake Trail | Denali National Park

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Horseshoe Lake is a beautiful lake near the front entrance of Denali National Park. Named after its shape, Horseshoe Lake can be reached from the Horseshoe Lake Trail. This trail is a short and easy hike that first takes you to an aerial overlook of the lake and then down to its shoreline, where you circle around the lake. Highlights …

Mount St Elias

Bagley Icefield and Mount St. Elias Flightseeing Tour of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park

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Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve is home to some of the most rugged, mountainous, ice-covered scenery in the United States. If you want to see mountain peaks, glaciers, and an immense ice field that stretches as far as the eye can see, consider taking a flightseeing tour from McCarthy, Alaska. Wrangell Mountain Air, the flightseeing company that …

Drive Anchorage to Valdez

Driving from Anchorage to Valdez: Best Things to Do, Map, & Photos

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The drive from Anchorage to Valdez is gorgeous and it is packed with lots of great things to do. Along the drive, you can visit historical sites, hike on a glacier, feed a reindeer, learn about Musk Ox, see Dall sheep, photograph waterfalls, and stop at numerous viewpoints. This was our introduction to Alaska. And what an awesome first impression …

Triple Lakes Hike Denali

How to Hike the Triple Lakes Trail in Denali National Park

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The Triple Lakes Trail is a 9.25-mile point-to-point hike in Denali National Park. This well-maintained and well-traveled trail runs along the eastern border of the park just south of the park’s only entrance. As you hike the Triple Lakes Trail, you can enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of three separate lakes, right from their shorelines. The forested trail also offers …

Harding Icefield Trail Hike

Harding Icefield Trail: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

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Hiking the Harding Icefield Trail is a challenging, rewarding, and unique experience all rolled into one. This memorable hike takes you past the Exit Glacier and ends with sweeping views across the Harding Icefield, the largest icefield that is located entirely in the United States. In this guide, we provide everything you need to know about hiking the Harding Icefield …

Mount Healy Overlook Trail

How to Hike the Mount Healy Overlook Trail | Denali National Park

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Hiking to the Mount Healy Overlook is one of the most popular hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve. The main reason to do this hike is for the view. From the overlook, you have 360° views of the front country of the park and, on a clear day, you will be able to see the top of Denali. The …

Things to do in Denali NP

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Eielson Visitor Center on Denali Park Road

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Eielson, which is located at mile 66 on Denali Park Road, is one of the most spectacular places to visit in Denali National Park & Preserve. On a clear day, the views of Denali are unbeatable. The drive to get here is gorgeous, there are several short hikes to choose from, and you get to venture away from the crowds …

Columbia Glacier Photo

Columbia Glacier Kayaking Tour: The Ultimate Guide

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If you want to witness the power of one of the world’s most active glaciers in action, then add the Columbia Glacier to your Alaskan itinerary. With roughly 13 million tons of ice breaking off of the Columbia Glacier everyday, there is a good chance that you will be able to watch a calving event take place. From within Columbia …

Wrangell St Elias Flightseeing Information

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park Flightseeing Tour: What to Expect & Is It Worth It?

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One of the best ways to experience the immense size and grandeur of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is to take a flightseeing tour. This national park is massive…13.2 million acres with only a grand total of 101 miles of roads. Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve also contains the largest number of glaciers and some of the …

Things to Do in Alaska

Thirteen Glacier Flightseeing Tour | Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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The Thirteen Glacier Flightseeing Tour is a 70-minute tour of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve that is offered by Wrangell Mountain Air. This flightseeing tour offers spectacular views of the Wrangell Mountains. On this tour, we flew over numerous glaciers, spotted Dall sheep clinging to the cliffs, soared over the Kennecott and Erie mines, and got close …