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Best of Alaska

Oversize mountains, remote fly-in lodges, spectacular wildlife, glaciers, floatplane rides, hiking, and fishing.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days
Family Friendly

Overview:  The features of the classic Alaskan itinerary are easy to list: the fly-in lodge; grizzly-bear and other wildlife sightings; fishing... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Abercrombie & Kent Alaska Family Holiday

Fly over Mount McKinley, travel on Alaska Railroad’s GoldStar service, and meet a champion dogsledding team.

Address:

Alaska
United States

Phone:
(800) 554-7016

A 7 1/2-hour ride from Anchorage to Denali National Park.

Address:
411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage Historic Depot
Anchorage, Alaska
United States

Phone:
(907) 265-2494

3. Alaska State Ferry

For trips along the coast.

Address:
6858 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, Alaska
United States

Phone:
(907) 465-3941

4. Camp Denali

Book a one-room log cabin on a hillside, close enough to the main lodge for comfort and far enough for privacy. Cabins have gingham curtains, a big wooden bed, and gas-powered lamps. Ask for one with a view of Mt. McKinley.

Address:
Denali National Park, Alaska
United States

Phone:
(907) 683- 2290

The hotel is a wonderful relic of Alaska’s pipeline-boom of the 1970’s.

Address:
939 W. 5th Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska
United States

Phone:
(907) 276-6000

6. Redoubt Bay Lodge

Stay at the lodge for prime bear-watching.

Address:
Cook Inlet
Cook Inlet, Alaska
United States

Phone:
(907) 274-2710

7. Rust’s Flying Service

Flies to Redoubt Bay Lodge and other camps.

Address:
4525 Enstrom Cir., Anchorage International Airport
Anchorage, Alaska
United States

Phone:
(907) 243-1595

Dine at this mountain-top restaurant, famous for its stunning views.

Address:
1000 Arlberg Ave.
Girdwood, Alaska
United States

Phone:
(907) 754-2237

9. Tauck World Discovery

White-water rafting, Denali National Park, and cruising through the Kenai Fjords make up the itinerary on Tauck’s Grand Alaska vacation.

Address:
10 Norden Pl.
Norwalk, Connecticut
United States

Phone:
(203) 899-6500