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Keystone Canyon

Valdez, AK
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Valdez
Type: Canyons
Activities: White-water rafting
Description: Area known for great river rafting.
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Anchorage, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Gorgeous! Breathtaking and there is a pull out to stop and take photos so please be safe and don't stop in the road as it is a blind curve.

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Everett, Massachusetts
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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I have traveled many places and we both agree that the drive on the Richardson Highway towards Valdez is amazing and probably the prettiest thing we've ever seen. As you drive into keystone canyon, you are surrounded by lush green mountains and beautiful waterfalls. Better than Denali National Park even!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The key to enjoying a visit to Keystone is visit it on a sunny day. The views are awesome, if you can see them. But you visit on a rainy day, the footing can be treacherous and no rewarding views at the end of the climbs. So pick the day with good weather, or do something else instead.

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IRVING
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

An easily missed stop along the way. A small pull out takes you to a manually hewed tunnel in a wall of rock. If you can and are a bit adventurous, walk along the road past to the other end of the tunnel. Gorgeous location and drive.

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USA
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146 reviews 146 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The weather was pretty bad during our visit, but the canyon was beautiful. Everywhere you looked there was another waterfall. Great drive to Valdez.

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TX
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We drove through Keystone Canyon on the way to Valdez. In the Canyon are two beautiful waterfalls. There a places on the highway to stop to take photos. The waterfalls are just a few of the beautiful sights to see as you drive or hike in the canyon.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

spectacular drive with many waterfalls, glaciers, vistas. It can get foggy and rainy. Would not want to be there with the heavy snow.

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rockford ,IL
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36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a long narrow canyon outside of Valdez. Bridal Veil Falls is probably the largest waterfall, but there are too many to name. There is lots of places to pull off and take pictures. Numerous trailheads lead up from the parking lots. We enjoyed the wagon trail which offered great views of the falls.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

On my resent visit for the first time to Valdez, I had to drive through the canyon. It was late at cloudy that night. After the weekend on my way back, on Sunday morning, I had to drive through this canyon again. But what a beautiful picture. I will make sure next time to spend more time to appreciate this... More

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Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Luckily it is impossible to drive to Valdez from Copper Center and miss Keystone Canyon. The milepost book identifies each waterfall and you should be careful jumping out of the car at each chance to photograph them. There are some pullouts so wait for them.

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