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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 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…

Go Halibut Fishing, Homer

What: Several deepsea fishing charter companies offering anywhere from half day to full day trips to catch halibut, rockfish, salmon, etc. Homer is especially known for Halibut, so it’s worth doing a halibut only/focused trip. When to go: The fishing season typically runs between May and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/KwSBWix6WqAZq7NK7 Tips: There are…

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…

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…

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…

Visit Homer

What: One of the most beautiful towns in Alaska sitting at the south end of the Kenai Peninsula. Includes many amazing activities including fishing, hiking, camping, eating & drinking. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ZLexmEbLKpEM48cs7 Tips: Homer has some of the most stunning…

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…