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Chase the Northern Lights, Fairbanks

What: Seeing the Aurora Borealis should be at the top of any Alaskan’s bucketlist – no amount of pictures can fully encapsulate how epic the experience can be. When to see: Given the huge fluctuation in daylight hours, the best time to see the lights are between September and April. The months of Sep-Nov and…

Drive the Old Denali Highway, Paxson

What: An epic roadtrip spanning part of the state’s interior between Paxon and Cantwell. This is not the “Denali Road” that goes into the national park, but rather the original road to get you to the national park. The highway is roughly 130 miles and can be done in a day or multiple days. When…

Visit Denali National Park, Healy

What: One of the most popular experiences in the state that involves driving / taking a bus on a 90 mile dirt road into the deep wilderness of Denali National Park. When to go: Ideally accessed while the season is open during June to September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ogwDifDmZj5MxSeg6 Tips: The most popular &…

Hike Castner Glacier, Paxson

What: One of the most stunning places you will ever see (assuming the glacier opening is still accessible) located off the Dalton highway. Roughly a 4 mile hike rated as Medium to Hard. When to go: Accessed in the winter months when you can actually climb inside the glacier cave. Should take roughly 2 to…

Hike Thorofare Ridge, Healy

What: An amazing ridge hike located near the Eilson visitor center on the Denali National Park road. 3 miles with 1000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed during the peak summer months while the road is open between June and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/sUrimy88et1aSUuK9Unless you have won…

Hike Kesugi Ridge, Talkeetna

What: An amazing ridge hike near Talkeetna with expansive views of Denali National Park and the surrounding valleys. 29 miles with 6000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/9ReFooYN8UoMxHEy7Alltrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/kesugi-ridge-curry-ridge-trail Tips: While technically doable as…

Hike or Bike Maclaren Summit, Paxon

What: A beautiful ridge hike off the Denali Highway with expansive views of the Maclaren river valley. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/BEJDW4Lu9nLfw6Ex8 Tips: There is a small parking area at the Maclaren summit from where you can start this hike. The hike…

See the World Ice Art Champtionship, Fairbanks

What: An amazing yearly display of ice carving skill hosted in Fairbanks during the spring season. When to go: Festival is held yearly in February & March. How to get there: https://g.page/icealaska?share Tips: It’s best to go in the middle of the competition window – too early and the carvers are still building their sculptures;…

Visit Fairbanks

What: One of the state’s largest towns in the interior. Well worth visiting, especially in the winter time to catch the northern lights, ice festivals, and hot springs. When to go: Can be accessed year round, but one of the best times to visit Fairbanks is in the winter spring months of Feb – April….

Tour the Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks

What: A popular natural hot springs resort with plenty of fun activities. When to go: Worth visiting in the winter to see the northern lights and take a dip in the hot spring in sub zero temperatures. How to get there: https://g.page/chena-hot-springs-resort?share Tips: Even if you don’t stay at the resort, this can make a…