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Summer

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…

Raft 6 Mile Whitewater, Hope

What: A series of class 4 and 5 rapids located near Hope – bucket list worthy item for the thrill seekers out there. When to go: Ideally accessed during the peak summer months while these tours are being offered in June to September. How to get there: Depending on the tour company you go with,…

Fly-in Fish Crescent Lake, Soldotna

What: A bucketlist worthy experience involving flying into Lake Clark National Park to fish for salmon and watch for bears. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September while the tour operators are running. How to get there: You can take your flight out from a few places, but…

Hike or Kayak to Caine’s Head, Seward

What: A stunning perch in the Ressurection Bay in Seward worth checking out via kayak and/or hiking. Either way, it is a long way to get there from Lowell Point and the journey is rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September. Journey should be a…

Hike Reed Lakes, Palmer

What: An amazing hike in Hatcher Pass in the Mat-Su area visiting two beautiful glacially fed lakes. At 8.7 miles with 2200 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September. Depending on snow fall, the trail may not be clear until July….

Fly-in to a Denali Glacier, Talkeetna

What: An expensive but bucket list worthy experience – flying into Denali National Park and landing on Ruth Glacier right next to Denali mountain. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between June and September. How to get there: There are a few different places to take this tour from, but the most…

Hike or Bike Johnson Pass, Portage

What: An epic trail following a historic gold mining route in the Kenai peninsula. 20.4 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between May and October. Due to intense overgrowth on the trail without maintenance, recommend doing this trail in May/June or…

Hike to Snowbird Hut, Palmer

What: An incredible hike leading up different valleys, over a mountain pass, across a glacier, to a maintained wilderness hut. Roughly 12 miles, 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: The snowbird hut can be accessed year round, but is best accessed during the summer if you don’t have significant back…

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…

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….