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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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Activities: Heli-skiing, Kayaking

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Beautiful Scenery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Forster, Australia

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Forster, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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 39 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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 9, 2015

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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Creve Coeur, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beyond words beautiful! We took our time and enjoyed the drive taking several photos! The mountains were gorgeous and the water was the prettiest blue.

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Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's big, it's wild, and it's close to Anchorage. From easy day hikes to epic adventures, it's all right there. Find one of the many trailheads, leave a trip plan on the driver's seat, LOCK YOUR DOORS, and go have an adventure. Alaska waits!

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

You really need to take this drive in October when the trees are changing. People rave about the beauty of the trees in New England but the northeast has nothing on Alaska. I took so many pictures that it took me almost a full day to drive through this Forest and even though the pictures don't do it justice the... More 

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Shoreline, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

above the trees an air of freshness awaits you. Paths to follow and highlights in every direction. Just pack your energy and plenty of water and comfortable shoes for this adventure

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