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Below are a few recommendations of exactly where and how to spend your time in Alaska.
Whether it’s whitewater rafting in Denali National Park or taking in the sights from a drift plane, there is lots of adventure to be found in Alaska. Take a look at some of them here.

1 . Can get on the water.

The condition is full of whitewater, and Denali National Park is one of the simplest places to access it. The north-flowing, glacier-fed Nenana River parallels the Parks Motorway by the national recreation area entrance, and workers typically run two trips on it: the mellow, scenic McKinley Run, and the faster Canyon Run, which includes several class 3 and IV rapids. You can raft the Canyon with Denali Raft Adventures ($89, 2 hours) — you’ll appreciate the supplied drysuit.

Fishing is certainly another popular on-the-water activity. There are trout in the streams, trout in the lakes, and monster halibut and cod out at ocean.

A wildife/glacier-viewing day time cruise out of Seward is also enjoyable. The Ak Native-owned Kenai Fjords Tours offers a couple of different routes, from four to nine hours. You’re very likely to see sea otters, puffins, bald silver eagles, seals, sea lions, whales and maybe even a bear, along with the calving glaciers, rookery island destinations, and shoreline peaks of Resurrection Bay.

 

Rafting the Nenana River
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2. Hike with a information.

Alaska is a land of backcountry, settled by people that hiked out, found a piece of ground that looked good and built a family cabin on it. You can get a sense of the vastness from the land by going on your own backcountry trek. Denali is a great place for it — the National Recreation area covers more than 2 million hectares and has relatively few established trails. You will find endless opportunities pertaining to shorter hikes in southcentral and interior Alaska as well.

Regardless of how long you’re in the trail, it’s good to go with a guide. Using a company like Alaska Nature Guides, you will be led by a local, someone who blazed their own path and made a home in the bush. Their ideas about the land, its history and its flora and fauna will add layers of meaning to a walk you won’t get otherwise.

ANG can be one of few businesses with Gold Level Certification in the Adventure Green Alaska plan, which recognizes them as an industry head in environmentally and culturally sustainable procedures. They run led hikes in Denali State Park (east of and next to the National Park), as well as around Talkeetna Lakes Park, simply outside of town.

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View of Denali National Recreation area
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3. Fly to the mountains; climb if you can.

The Alaska Range defines the topography of the state, a crescent spine that figure from the southeastern boundary with Canada, up to just south of Fairbanks, and down again to the sea on the mouth of Cook Inlet. The section most people know and visit, though, is the area surrounding Denali, North America’s tallest peak at 6, 193. 5 metres, and its two neighbours, Foraker (5, 303. 5 meters) and Hunter (4, 256. 5 meters).

Getting the view is usually nice; one of the best places to do so is in the back deck area of the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. But you get an entirely different perspective once you’re actually in the mountains, standing on a glacier, looking up and around at a jagged world of white. To do that, you need a plane.

A handful of companies run “flightseeing” trips out of Talkeetna, K2 Aviation getting the biggest. It’s also possible to soar in from the Denali area. Whoever you fly with, sign up for a glacier getting for the full impact.

This is also just how climbers access the mountains. For information on climbing, check the Country wide Park’s mountaineering reference page.

A float plane in Ak

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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
K2 Modern aviation
Denali National Recreation area Mountaineering Resource Page

4. Stay in a boat/plane-accessed lodge.

Fox Island is a stop on two Kenai Fjords day cruises, but you can stay overnight at the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Villa. The property comprises 8 cabins (each with capacity for a family of four) lined up between rocky beach and the back tidal lagoon. Package overnight stays that feature a day time cruise on leaving day start can be found. Kayaking and angling trips are available at additional cost for overnighters; they’re part of the deal if you stay more than one night.

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On the opposing side of the Kenai Peninsula, Tutka Gulf Lodge has an much more remote feel to it, accessed simply by water taxi from the Homer Spit or sea plane. Tutka is one of the fjords cut into the southern side of the larger Kachemak Bay, and the entire area features arctic peaks and Sitka spruce-covered ridges that run right into the ocean. The resort is set back on a beach opposite a small headland – you can not see it until you’re almost on top of it. But once you’re there it’s quite expansive, with a massive central deck (with hot tub and sauna), and pathways that connect the main lodge building and six luxury cabins of varying size. The Eagle’s Nest Chalet (sleeps five) most likely has the best watch.

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Rates start $1, 300 per night time and include three chef-prepared meals a day, a one-hour massage, wines tastings, yoga, and pretty much any well guided activity you can think of — kayaking, hiking to glaciers, mountain cycling, local fishing and boat trips, character walks, and cooking classes.

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