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Hike Blackstone Bay Vista, Whittier

What: An incredible hike climbing up a peak in Whittier to provide views of Passage Canal and Blackstone Bay. 6.4 miles with 2800 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months once the snow has melted between July and September. Total hike should take 5 to…

Bike Spencer Glacier, Portage

What: One of the most spectacular fat bike rides near the portage area out the Spencer Glacier. When to go: This is a very limited season at which enough snow has built up, but also hasn’t melted across various creek crossings. Typically lasts from mid Feb to early April. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/L8icHjjSCaU5twC79This is…

Tour College Fjord & Esther Passage, Whittier

What: One of the most scenic fjord valleys in the state, worth accessing via boat tour from Whittier. When to go: Ideally accessed during the peak summer months between June and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/csz5mekfnv5EewPm7 Tips: The most affordable way to do this is by taking the 26 glacier cruise with Phillips Cruises….

Hike Crow Pass, Girdwood

What: One of the most iconic backpacking trips in the state, traversing between Girdwood and Eagle River. 26 miles with 3300 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed once enough snow has melted and before the late season snow sets in, between July and September. Total hike time can vary…

Hike Mt. Gordon Lyons, Anchorage

What: A great hike with insane view payoffs located near Anchorage. 3.5 miles with 1400 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Can be hiked in the winter too, but need to stay clear of the skiers at the Arctic Valley resort….

Hike Harp Mountain, Eagle River

What: An Eagle River area hike to the top of Harp Mountain with stunning views for hundreds of miles at the top. Roughly 4 miles with 2500 ft of elevation gain, rated as difficult. When: Ideally done in the peak summer months between May and October. Can be done in the winter months as well…

Hike Eagle/Symphony Lakes, Eagle River

What: One of the most popular hikes near Eagle River, this hike takes you way back into a stunning valley with two beautiful lakes at the end. 10.7 miles roundtrip (out & back) with about 1600 ft of elevation gain, rated as hard. When: Recommended for summer time between May to October. Should take 30…

Tour Blackstone Bay, Whittier

What: A beautiful cove near Whittier with stunning hanging and tidewater glaciers. Best accessed via various tours – either via boat, kayak, or even jetski! When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between June and September while tours are running. How to get there: Best accessed from Whittier Tips: The most popular, cheapest…

Bike Portage Glacier, Portage

What: An amazing experience biking/hiking to the face of the Portage glacier while the lake is frozen in the winter. When to go: Can be accessed during the winter freeze months between Jan and April. The condition of the lake, both in terms of how frozen it is and how much snow there is, can…

Hike or Bike Eklutna Lakeside Trail, Eagle River

What: An amazing trail hugging the Eklutna Lake located between Eagle River and Palmer. Spanning 12.7 miles and 1300 of elevation gain, the trail is rated as Easy. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. While the trail is easy, it is long, so should expect 6+ hours to…