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Chugach National Forest

3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
907-743-9500
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Ranked #2 of 103 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: Heli-skiing, Kayaking
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Durango, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A truly beautiful place, be aware of your surroundings. Alaska is wild and one should never forget that. I saw a lot of wildlife and a lot of wild Alaska.

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Canby, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Easy access to various parks, lakes, trails. We did day trips from Anchorage and went to different sites. Easy trails to walk on.

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I drive here winter and summer taking thousands of photos. It is awesome in the autumn. The wildlife is abundant and beautiful. Take your time and enjoy this wonderful area of Alaska. It is a good idea to have an extra 5 gallon can of gas, oil, water, snack food, coats and a medical kit in your car any time... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Pointing my rental car south to Homer, I was mesmerized by the beauty in the Chugach National Forest. A photo op at every turn. Thank goodness for all of the pull-off areas...get the camera! I have never seen anything so gorgeous. Something you have to drive thu...bucket list material for sure.

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gardnerville, nv
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We drove thru the forest into the Kenai peninsula. The road is in good repair, but well known for accidents (saw none) Lakes, glaciers, meadows, mountains, who can ask for anything more?

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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192 reviews 192 reviews
19 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Chugach national forest is beautiful. The location very near to Anchorage is fine too. We hav been at some lakes and also in the wilderness to the North east. Chugach also stretches to Kenai peninsula.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

wonderful trails to hike along, as long as you watch for the moose of course. the drive is spectacular. I couldn't imagine any better view.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Really beautiful, the Chugach lures you to see it up close and personal because it rims the city of Anchorage and is so accessible. Rent a car and go see it!

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Fairfax, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A warm sunny day was the stting for a several hour hike, Great views and only a few other hikers. I wished we had seen more wildlife, but obviously that is hit or miss. Very well maintained paths and trails for all levels and amounts of time. A not to be missed experience

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Bethesda, Maryland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
82 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Almost everywhere you look in Anchorage you can see the Chugach National Forest peeking between the buildings in the distance. Wonderful backdrop to this growing metropolis.

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