Alaska's Kenai Peninsula spans over 14,000 square miles of wilderness for the wanderlust soul. National parks, abundant wildlife, majestic mountains, rivers, lakes and ocean, ancient glaciers, world-class fresh and saltwater fishing, and Alaska’s fascinating history and culture are all there. Here are just a few ideas to spark your imagination:
Sea kayak in prince William sound
White water raft six mile river
Fly fish the Russian river
Backpack resurrection pass
Canoe the swan lakes
Mountain bike Johnson pass
explore the Kenai fjords glaciers
Rugged. Incredible. peaceful. If there are three words to describe the Wrangell-St Elias area of Alaska, these would be it. Access this area via the glenn and Richardson highways. once you're there you can explore the Nabesna and McCarthy roads to venture deeper into the wilderness. This area of Alaska is home to America's largest national park and nine of the tallest peaks in North America. an adventure into this part of the state will surely take you off the beaten path. here are a few ideas for the Wrangell-St Elias:
Discover the mining history of Alaska
Packraft the Nizina river
Backpack the dixie pass trail
Explore the vast wilderness in a bush plane
Camp on a quiet lake with the loons
Traverse the root glacier
explore the majestic beauty of denali state and national parks! at 20,310' Denali is north america's tallest peak. visit denali's state and national parks via it's single road where you can see wild animals, large and small, living as they have for ages on un-fenced lands.
Congress created the national park in
1917; at the time, the purpose was to
protect Dall sheep from over-hunting.
The park's size and purpose grew over
time. The national park is now around
6 million acres and much of the park
remains devoid of human development.
The state park is approximately 325,000
acres and is adjacent to the east
side of the national park. Denali has
an established trail system which
connects to the access road for visitors
looking for a more guided experience
or take advantage of the opportunity
denali provides to hike off trail in
a wild Alaskan landscape.
For more information on Denali and the state and national parks, including maps of the trails and information regarding amenities please visit the national and state park websites:
Explore Northern Alaska via the Dalton Highway and visit the Yukon River, the Gates of the Arctic National Park, and Access to ANWR for some of Alaska's most rugged and breathtaking landscapes.
the Dalton Highway is a 414 mile stretch of road that runs from the town of Livengood, into the Arctic Circle to Prudhoe Bay. At mile 54 you'll come to the Yukon River crossing. The Yukon River is the longest river in Alaska and was the principle means of transportation during the Klondike gold rush! Continue North along the Dalton for access to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the largest national wildlife refuge in the country, and The Gates of the Arctic National Park, which sits entirely above the arctic circle.
Where rainforests and glaciers collide. Reach Southeast Alaska by heading east out of Tok, through the Yukon Territory of Canada, and south to Haines.
This puts you right into the fishing village of Haines at the head of Lynn Canal. A perfect jumping off point for exploring the rugged snowcapped mountains, the towering sitka spruce, and the thousand islands known as the Alexander Archipelago.