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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 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 Lion’s Head, Glacier View

What: Stunning hike near Matanuska Glacier offering view of the glacier and surrounding mountains. Roughly 3 miles with 1000 ft of elevation gain rated as moderate. When to go: Ideally done in peak summer months between May and October. Total hike should take around 1.5 to 2 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Q9WwhJVyg4mBnTr87Alltrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/lions-head-trail…

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 Lost Lake, Seward

What: An amazing hike on the Kenai Peninsula located near Seward offering stunning views of Resurrection Bay and the valleys around. Roughly 14 miles with 2600 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take roughly 7 to 8 hours….

Hike Grewingk Glacier Lake, Homer

What: A huge lake in the front of Grewingk glacier with massive icebergs floating in there summer around. Requires taking a round trip boat from Homer to Kachemak Bay to do the hike. 3 miles with 700 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between…

Hike West Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau

What: A beautiful forest hike leading up close to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. The main part of the trail is 4 miles with 560 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When: Ideally accessed in the summer months of May to October. Total hike should take about 2 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/qwcxDVp4Mjp5E3J99Alltrails…

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…

Hike Skilak Lake Lookout, Cooper Landing

What: A beautiful short hike offering stunning views of Skilak Lake in the Cooper Landing area. Total hike is 4 miles with 800 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take about 2 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/5pbVZyAiTJKPUzGdAAlltrails…

Hike Palmer Lakes Trail, Hope

What: A short but beautiful hike heading up the Palmer lakes valley near the town of Hope. Roughly 3 miles with 1000 ft of elevation gain rated as Easy. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Should take roughly 2 hours for the full hike. How to get there:…