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Visit Valdez

What: A great coastal town with plenty of activities ranging from Glacier cruises to stunning hikes. The drive or ferry ride to the town is amazing in itself. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/FxyrLriFiQH2bub88 Tips: The drive into Valdez over Thomson pass is…

Kayak Valdez Glacier, Valdez

What: A massive glacier sitting in the outskirts of Valdez, worth exploring via kayak or canoe. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between June and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/8AhKA8mR1pe1rwUa6 Tips: You can check this out via your own kayak, or go on a guided tour with a few different companies…

Dipnet Copper River, Chitina

What: An ultimate Alaska experience – catching the tastiest red salmon from the famous Copper River via dipnet. When to go: Ideally accessed during the peak run between May and June. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Py4FvF6nNWdbUFUp7 Tips: While many people dipnet off the side of the cliffs, the best way to do this is really…

Explore Kennecott Mine, McCarthy

What: Amazingly well preserved copper mine near McCarthy that can be explored via a tour guide. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months of May to October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/MEez8nXpDW7DsNqj6; you’ll need to drive to the footbridge leading up to McCarthy and then take a shuttle from there to Kennecott Tips:…

Visit McCarthy

What: Rustic town incredibly well preserved from the copper mining hay day of the 1930’s. Somewhat challenging to get to, but visiting McCarthy is a must visit for any Alaskan. Easily accessed for any physical ability. When: Recommend visiting in the peak summer months between June and September when the road the McCarthy is passable….

Hike Worthington Glacier, Valdez

What: A beautiful glacier that’s very accessible off the highway between Glenallen and Valdez. When to go: Can be seen anytime of year; worth checking out during the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/PQUBp6493EmmMMRz8 Tips: There are a few ways to check out the glacier – you can walk a…

Hike Solomon Lake, Valdez

What: A beautiful hike in Valdez leading up to a lake and offering views of the town below. Roughly 5 miles with 1,300 ft of elevation gain rated as easy. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take roughly 3 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/mcg2DmMF9YJksPRR8Alltrails…

Hike Root Glacier, McCarthy

What: Stunning hike leading from the Kennecott mine in McCarthy. 6.5 miles with 900 ft of elevation gain rated as moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months of May to October given the accessibility challenges to get to McCarthy. Should take roughly 3 hours for the total hike. How to get there:…

See the Trans Alaska Pipeline, Fairbanks

What: One of the best engineering marvels which carries oil 800 miles from the North Slope of Alaska to Valdez. When to see: Can be seen anytime of year. How to get there: There are many spots to see the pipeline, but the best is in Fairbanks where you can park and get righ up…