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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Activities: Hiking
Description: This area offers many hiking options.
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Nice alternative to bear viewing at Brooks Camp

Took the bus tour to the Valley of Smokes from Brooks Camp. The cost was $90 per person and this included lunch. The tour was good, interesting geology and worth seeing. If I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took the bus tour to the Valley of Smokes from Brooks Camp. The cost was $90 per person and this included lunch. The tour was good, interesting geology and worth seeing. If I were only at Brooks Camp for 2-3 days I would probably focus on the bears only. The weather can be poor up at the Valley of Smokes,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A place to visit in Katmai National Park. The tour and guide provided us with the details about the formation and history of this unique and dynamic area. For us Katmai is more than just bears at Brooks Fall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What an incredible place. We were fortunate to have been flown in and experience the enormity and beauty of the Valley with no other persons present. I did not appreciate its place in Alaskan and Katmai history; our pilot shared the story - truly incredible! Brought home a few small 'pumice stones' to remind me of how small I felt... More 

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Linton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The trip is worth it when combines with the bear viewing at Katmai. There is some hiking involved, but you do not have to hike the trail if not able to. There is a small visitor center and you can still see out through the valley.

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Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A bit of a trek to get there but worth it. A significant part of travel is seeing areas, buildings, vistas, and people that are unique to where you are. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is as unique to Alaska as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. If you have the opportunity, go.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I never did the ground trip into the valley, but I did fly over it in a float plane a bunch of times. It is amazing! one of the coolest places on earth.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For our 30th wedding anniversary we spent a month traveling all over Alaska. This park was definitely a highlight. It was rather expensive, but SO worth it. We took a plane from Anchorage to King Salmon and then a small float plane from King Salmon to Katmai. (Worst thing for me was the embarrassment of having to weigh me and... More 

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Gotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice hike down the valley, ranger explains about vulcanic activities and the history of the area. Interesting. Im a bit spoilt growing up in the Swiss alps. Walk up hill again might be a bit tough for elderly people.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took the day trip from Brooks Lodge but the scenic views were hampered by poor visibility due to low cloud. The low cloud also restricted the views of the volcano, but we saw enough to wonder at the magnitude of the eruption which filled the whole valley. Eruptions in recent history, such as Mount St Helens were miniscule in... More 

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Oakland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did a flight over the cauldron. Anyone intrested in geology would find this spectacular. The weather could have been better providing a bigger view, but it was fantastic.

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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Katmai National Park and Preserve

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