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Chugach State Park

Mile 115 Seward Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587
+1 907 694 2108
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Girdwood
Type: State Parks, Forests
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
Description: This 495,000-acre state park includes Flattop Mountain, the most climbed mountain in Alaska.
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Salton City, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The views are amazing, plenty of places to pull over as you're driving Seward Hwy to take pictures or look through the many telescopes that are placed at these stops. Didn't do any hiking or wind surfing but did see those who did.

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Centerville, Ohio
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1,211 reviews 1,211 reviews
329 attraction reviews
2,068 helpful votes 2,068 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Chugach State Park is a beauty to drive through. Chugach State Park offers some very nice hiking trails. Chugach State Park is very close to Anchorage. We like the views and the flora and fauna.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had the extreme good fortune to meet Ken, who had a scope set up at Bird Point, pointed to the Chugach Mountains. He is often there looking for bears, and sharing his finds with the public. He zooms in when he finds a critter and lets anyone and everyone have a close up view. While I was there, he... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I am seriously thinking about moving up because it was just so pretty. Everywhere! There are well maintained trails everywhere of various intensity. Great place for families on a budget while in Alaska!

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Petaluma, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I highly recommend the Byron glacier hike. Bring snow gear and be prepared for cold air coming off the glacier. There is a small hike up to a lookout. But that is where the fun starts. If you bring some good boots and warm layers (and are in good shape), you can hike up the snow, over boulders and get... More

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Washington, DC
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207 reviews 207 reviews
25 attraction reviews
1,372 helpful votes 1,372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The trees are alive and the colors are beautiful. Nothing like Autumn in Alaska. Throw in the snow capped mountains and you've got a photographic smorgasbord!

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Iowa City
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

From Palmer to Valdez, the Chugash's offer every level of hiking, things to do and many different views. Many access points along it's length.

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WashingtonDC
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334 reviews 334 reviews
57 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My partner and I visited Chugach State Park a few times while we were staying in Girdwood for Labor Day weekend. Having been my first time in Alaska, I was surprised at how large this state park actually is. The park is magnificent and majestic, that is without saying. Because it's so large, there are many places and trails and... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

There is easy access to the Thunderbird Falls hiking trail off the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and Palmer. The parking area has restrooms and easy access to the trail. The trail itself is wide, well groomed, and about 0.8 mile to the falls viewing area. There is a wooden viewing platform at the end of the trail that gives you... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Wildlife at its best. We drove our car around for quite a while and saw all sorts of animals and flowers that were new to us.

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