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Address: Valdez, AK
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Area known for great river rafting.

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Spectacular scenery!

From waterfalls, raging rivers,wildlife and more this place has it all. Such a wonderfully carved out areas of Alaska. The old tunnels that were attempted were amazing to see. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Irondequoit, New York
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Irondequoit, New York
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

From waterfalls, raging rivers,wildlife and more this place has it all. Such a wonderfully carved out areas of Alaska. The old tunnels that were attempted were amazing to see. The waterfalls were beyond impressive. Plenty of areas to park and lots of RV space.

Thank psithurism
Fairbanks, Alaska
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

One of the best places on Earth to enjoy nature and Alaska. We try to visit this amazing place and Valdez at least once a year. Always worth the trip. This last summer, we rode our motorcycles from Fairbanks to Valdez and enjoyed the canyon so much that we rode it almost a dozen times in our short visit.

Thank Ronn M
Rushville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

What a beautiful area. A great drive with lots of pull offs for unlimited picture taking. Some outstanding waterfalls and some great hiking. When you get to Valdez make sure to read about the history of this area.

Thank papawildcat
Salisbury UK
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Lots of local history and some pretty spectacular waterfalls. You really need to go through both ways to make sure you don't miss important elements.

Thank QJH
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128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Spectacular drive with so many photo ops. We did not see any wildlife but they don't always cooperate.

Thank Englishmarm
Grafton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Amazing views on the way down to Valdez! Had we a bit more time, we would have hiked around here. Even without the hike, the views from the side of the road were awesome!

Moshav near Netanya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We hiked the canyon on the pack trail - it was absolutely fantastic. However, finding the entrance to the trail was not obvious. park at the Bridalveil falls, and then search for the Goat Trail sign. The entrance to the trail will be about 300 ft to the left. Once you are on the trail, sometimes it's not obvious where... More 

Thank TravelingMoshavnik
Ngunguru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

All along the canyon you see waterfalls cascading down and there are places to pull into and park to get good photos. Looking back along the valley is lovely. Early pioneers had cut a trail through this solid rock, since they couldn’t navigate over the many glaciers.

Thank LondonKiwiinlondon
sparks nv
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The canyon is just north of town, but a person should drive much further. The two main falls are Bridalveil, and Horestail. They are hard to miss and there are pullouts for viewing. Further north it is just as pretty all the way to Thompson Pass, which gets an incredible amount of snow in the winter. Valdez is situated in... More 

Thank fiddlestogo
Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The drive to Thompson Pass is to see Alaska. The impact was similar to the Wilderness Preserve of Denali, striking in its vertical peaks, spiritual in the glaciers reaching down into the steep valleys; Miracles of God's handiwork. The canyon itself was another "Gift". The strata seemed molded and slanted in toffee-like rectangles with waterfalls misting down the canyon walls.... More 

Thank Walt M

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