Outdoors

A visit to Anchorage is always an adventure, and it's no wonder: Alaska's largest city features 60 glaciers within 50 miles of downtown, an urban salmon stream teeming with wild king salmon every summer, six surrounding mountain ranges, 300 miles of wilderness trails, and one of the largest state parks in the country sprawling across the eastern edge of town. Spend a day dog sledding or hiking across an icy glacier. Watch for abundant wildlife. Take off on a flightseeing tour to Denali. Explore a winding bike path along the Cook Inlet coast. Browse eye-catching public art, and learn about the area's Dena'ina Athabascan history and culture. When night falls, enjoy local dining with a rooftop view, or catch a show in a public park. Anchorage makes it easy to spend time outside, whether you want to soak up the city scene or experience some of Alaska's most iconic wilderness adventures.

 

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Glaciers

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Scenic Drives

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