Around Anchorage

Region in Alaska, United States
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Anchorage is a city like no other. Perched in a corner of the Cook Inlet, Alaska’s largest city is surrounded by impossibly high mountains, national parks and reserves, and rich marine waters. A modern city it may be, but Anchorage offers unparalleled access to some of the most incredible landscapes in the United States, and in this urban center, you’re never far from a little wilderness.

Anchorage is the ideal jumping-off point for some of Alaska’s finest gems. Even at the heart of the city you’ll hear the call of the wild, and a short drive will bring you face-to-face with bears, moose, and even whales! Why not hit the trails and visit some of the region’s renowned glaciers, which can be heard creaking and groaning as they slide inch by inch through the valleys. Alternatively, jump on your bike and make the most of the magnificent coastal trails that begin in the city.

Alaska boasts more planes and pilots per capita than any other US state, and one of the best ways to see this epic landscape is to take to the skies. Anchorage offers a host of adventure activities for travelers, including ‘flightseeing’ tours, rafting, paragliding, kayaking and canyoning. However, there’s nothing better than getting back to basics and heading out on the trails for a hiking or backpacking trip, and immersing yourself in the magnificent nature that surrounds the city. If you’re very lucky and time it right, you may even catch a glimpse of the northern lights!

Got itchy feet? Start planning your trip to Anchorage today. We’ve got plenty of ideas for hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities for you to do in the area, so grab your hiking boots and hit the road!

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