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Chugach State Park

Mile 115 Seward Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587
+1 907 694 2108
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Ranked #1 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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Arkansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous location, but so is every thing around here. We pulled off the highway at the campground at Eklutna Lake to take a bathroom break and stretch our legs on our way down to Seward from Anchorage. The latrine toilets there are pristine clean and easy to get in and out of on a mobility device. But... More

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Northeast Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our group headed up Bird Ridge for a "3 hour tour." I was sore for three days after this hike to the point but the views were well worth it. We only had some lightweight binoculars but we were able to watch a herd of dall sheep on a nearby mountain. Next time I'd take a scope with more range... More

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Middletown, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We camped here a couple of nights. Like all of the state parks in Alaska the place is pristine and beautiful. There are latrines, fire pits and well marked camping sites. Very affordable.

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Eustis, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Chugach state park has a lot to offer from hiking trails to campgrounds, glaciers and just a nice drive through the park. Really nice road.

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Philadelphia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
62 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Within this area, starting at the resort in Girtwood, is a very nice trail labeled Winner Creek. One can take a hand-powered tram across the creek (we did not-- too chicken). Before that however, is a very beautiful wooded hike with various elevations (mostly easy) accompanied by the sound of rushing water.

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Chugach is one of the most beautiful, unusual parks I have ever seen. There are so many places to stop and photograph along the route to Seward. If you take the Portage Glacier Cruise the ranger will tell you all about the Chugach, too. It's huge and gorgeous!

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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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2,276 helpful votes 2,276 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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