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Chugach National Forest

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Address: 3301 C Street, AK 99503
Phone Number: 907-743-9500
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Fantastic Views & Outdoor Activities

9000 square miles around anchorage the portions up to the top of O'Malley Road and down Sewart Highway are great views and hiking opportunities during summer and winter. You must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia

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Marietta, Georgia
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549 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

9000 square miles around anchorage the portions up to the top of O'Malley Road and down Sewart Highway are great views and hiking opportunities during summer and winter. You must endure cold in winter and tourist during the summer. I dress for it and prefer the cold.

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Soldotna, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The Chugach covers mre land than some states in the lower 48. The area around Seward is the best spot to visit IMO. You can visit Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords in the southern half of the national forest.

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New Jersey
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We stayed at the Williwaw campground near Portage for a night with our RV. There is no hookup. But, the campground is beautiful. A few steps from our site is a salmon viewing platform. It was mid-August and salmon spawning season. There are interpretive signs that show salmon lifecycle and what spawning salmons look alike. So we can clearly identify... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The scenery with the forest, rivers and lakes is truly unique. There are many stops along the highway to take pictures and there are many locations which are simply gorgeous and picture perfect. Definitely a drive I would highly recommend.

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Forster, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We drove from Anchorage to Whittier and were so impressed with the beautiful scenery along the way. The forest is magnificent and we saw a moose beside a stream. We also stopped in at the information centre for the Chugach National Forest and were delighted with their displays on the area, its history both geologically as well as culturally.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We were with friends on the way from anchorage to Whittier and the ride goes through this beautiful forest. The scenery is lovely with mountains and trees. As we were driving one of the children pointed out a glacier peeking through mountain caps. We turned around, parked the car and walked on the "blue ice" forest trail. The wildflowers smelled... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

just drive slowly and enjoy every breath you see the scenery, it is better if someone else drive and you just sit beside him/her... prepare your camera and stop everytime you need to make a picture. don't wait when you return to the same road. just like in the postcard.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

On a roadtrip south from Anchorage I diverted off the main road into the forest - stunning views, definitely worth it

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Highland, California
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105 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful National Forest. Lots of lakes, rivers, waterfalls and glaciers. Beautiful snow capped peaks. Great hikes. We love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We drove from Anchorage to Seward. Just over 3 hours, with several stops along the way; McHugh Creek, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, Alyeska Resort. We saw two moose near Portage Glacier. Fuel up and potty at Hwy 1 and Alyeska Hwy, very few rest areas after that until Seward. Lunch at Chinooks in Seward. Recommended by several locals and it... More 

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