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The untamed last frontier. While visiting Denali National Park is on many traveler's bucket list, and while it's well worth the trip there's no reason to stop there. Alaska is chock full of hiking, backpacking, packrafting, kayaking, rafting and more. It's truly difficult to put into words the scale and magnificence of an untamed Alaskan landscape -- you'll just have to see for yourself.

Top Spots

Hike Byron Glacier

Anchorage, Alaska

4.8

Hike up Flattop Mountain

Anchorage, Alaska

3.9
3.4 mi / 1300 ft gain

Hike the McKinley Bar Trail

Healy, Alaska

5.0

Hike Exit Glacier

Seward, Alaska

4.8

Hike to the Crow Pass Cabin

Anchorage, Alaska

4.7
6 mi / 2080 ft gain

Hike Winner Creek Gorge

Anchorage, Alaska

4.7
6 mi

Hike Matanuska Glacier

Glacier View, Alaska

4.8

Hike the Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau, Alaska

4.8
8 mi

Hike Reed Lakes, AK

Palmer, Alaska

5.0
18 mi / 1850 ft gain

Places to stay

Anchorage, Alaska

Crow Pass Cabin

From $75 / night

Anchorage, Alaska

Williwaw Campground

From $18 / night

Angoon, Alaska

Church Bight Cabin

From $35 / night

Angoon, Alaska

Hasselborg Creek Cabin

From $15 / night

Angoon, Alaska

Jims Lake Cabin

From $35 / night

Angoon, Alaska

Pybus Bay Cabin

From $35 / night

Guides and stories

The 5 Best Ways To Explore Alaska This Summer

Natalie Morawietz

8 Reasons Why I Returned To Alaska

Jacob W. Frank

These photographers set out to film the aurora borealis from the edge of space

Kyle Frost

The Perfect Weekend Getaway from Anchorage

Natalie F

Truly Wild: Explore Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Sara Sheehy

An Alaskan Adventure: A Guide to Kenai Fjords NP

Maggie Kennedy

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