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

1 . Get on the water.

The state is full of whitewater, and Denali State 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 employees typically run two trips on it: the mellow, scenic McKinley Run, and the faster Canyon Run, which includes several class III and IV rapids. You can raft the Canyon with Denali Raft Adventures ($89, 2 hours) — you’ll appreciate the provided drysuit.

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

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

 

Rafting the Nenana River
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Kenai Fjords Tours

2. Hike with a guidebook.

Alaska is a land of backcountry, settled by people that hiked out, discovered a piece of ground that looked good and built a family cottage on it. You can get a feeling of the vastness of the land by taking place your own backcountry trek. Denali is a good place for it – the National Park covers more than two million hectares and has relatively few established trails. You will find endless opportunities intended for shorter hikes in southcentral and interior Alaska as well.

Regardless of how long you’re on the trail, it’s good to go with a guide. Having a company like Alaska Nature Guides, you’ll 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 obtain otherwise.

ANG is usually one of few companies with Gold Level Certification in the Adventure Green Alaska plan, which recognizes them as an industry head in environmentally and culturally sustainable practices. They run well guided hikes in Denali State Park (east of and next to the National Park), as well as around Talkeetna Lakes Park, just outside of town.

View of Denali State Park
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View of Denali National Recreation area
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Adventure Green Alaska

3. Fly to the mountains; climb if you can.

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

Getting the view is definitely nice; one of the best places to do so is from your back deck area of the Talkeetna Alaskan Hotel. 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 will need a plane.

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

This is also how climbers access the mountains. For information on climbing, check the National Park’s mountaineering source page.

A float plane in Ak

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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
K2 Aviation
Denali National Park Mountaineering Resource Web page

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

Fox Island is usually a stop on two Kenai Fjords day time cruises, but you can stay overnight at the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Villa. The property comprises eight cabins (each with capacity for a family of four) lined up involving the rocky beach as well as the back tidal lagoon. Package overnight remains that feature a day cruise on leaving day start are available. Kayaking and fishing trips are available at extra cost for overnighters; they’re part of the offer if you stay more than one night.

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On the contrary side of the Kenai Peninsula, Tutka Bay Lodge has an even 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 part of the larger Kachemak Bay, and the whole area features snowy peaks and Sitka spruce-covered ridges that run right into the ocean. The hotel is set back on a beach opposite a little 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 resort building and six luxury cabins of varying size. The Eagle’s Nest Chalet (sleeps five) most likely has the best view.

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

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