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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
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were in Alaska a week before sending our son to University of Alaska at Anchorage. So, there was some rush involved in this location (laundry, trips to Walmart for school stuff). We visited lovely Seward and on the way back my darling wanted to go straight back to Anchorage, but mom took a left. Holy cow. We hiked up... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Hike to Exit glacier - easy hike and fantastic view. Highly recommend if you're in Seward anyway to do a day cruise. Don't need a guide. Stop at the ranger office if you have questions.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
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
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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62 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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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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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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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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