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Chugach National Forest

3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
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Ranked #3 of 101 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: Heli-skiing, Kayaking
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can experience the Alaskan wilderness by driving just a few minutes outside of the largest city in Alaska. The Chugach National forest has wonderful hiking and walking trails for all ages and physical abilities. Wildlife is abundant....moose, eagles and bears, so be careful.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Such a beautiful, beautiful place. Waterfalls, eagles, mountain goats, excellent visitors center, lots of pull offs for photo opportunities. Love it!

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Spokane, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I visited Anchorage with my husband in August 2010. We woke up everyday to the view of the mountains. These mountain ranges have been written about but to see them for yourself and to be around it is an experience worth taking. Our drive to Seward was beautiful because of the snow-capped Chugach peaks.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This National Forest is amazing...a site to behold. Amazing!! Worth the drive, great for hikers and photographers. Nothing like this in the lower 48!

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Kolkata, India
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94 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

It's just a forest, nothing fascinating and in May when most of the trees are bare and barren, it doesn't very much resembles a forest. Wild-life is scarce and whatever you get to see, is visible on your train journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks. The scenery is good and there is plenty of photo-oppurtunities.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Even with the government shutdown during my visit, it was easy to access hiking trails. It was just incredible.

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We visited the Eagle River Nature Centre in the Chugach State Park in September. There is a parking fee (about USD$5). The Centre is not always open but there are many trails you can walk to explore the area; depending on the time of year (and the possibility of an encounter with a bear) some of these trails may be... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Amazing views of the Alaska range over Anchorage, and an incredible network of trails accessible from a trailhead 20 minutes from downtown Anchorage. Unique and popular (you won't hike alone!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

A beautiful place to visit for nature lovers. I have visited many place in the world, but I was very impressed by the Chugach National Forest. I advise everybody to drive trough and reach Seward and visit the area.

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Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I'm lucky enough to have this National Forest virtually in my backyard. I haven't hiked all it's trails, but have done several of them, over the years. I've done the Resurrection Pass trail in a day twice, although at the age I am and in the condition I am in I wouldn't try it now, and have done it in... More

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