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

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Amazing - have your camera ready

On a clear day you have amazing views. Look for pull offs because traffic is steady. Remember what you don't see when you travel to Valdez you have a chance to see when you leave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Maria P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a clear day you have amazing views. Look for pull offs because traffic is steady. Remember what you don't see when you travel to Valdez you have a chance to see when you leave Valdez.

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Thank Maria P
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Keystone Canyon is a very scenic, beautiful and unique place. We spent a couple of hours driving out and walking around. There are scenic pull offs that are wide enough for you to comfortable park and get out without being close to the highway. I would definitely recommend a drive through to take a look around.

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Thank Deepoutdoors
Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Keystone Canyon is located on the main Richardson Highway not far from Valdez, and so is unmissable if going to and from Valdez. It is quite a spectacular section of the highway, running alongside the Lowe River, with high canyon walls, and lots of superb waterfalls, especially the Horsetail Falls and Bridalveil Falls. The road twists and turns but there... More 

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1 Thank MoJoTours
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we drove toward Valdez we were surprised by the beautiful Keystone Canyon. We actually drove back out to the canyon area twice to hike some of the trails. Simply lovely! It is also such a different view in the opposite direction. A great place to spend a few days exploring.

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Thank Gaelicmom3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit on your way into Valdez in the summer and winter. The falls are huge and gorgeous. Good place for lots of photos. The falls freeze over in the winter and it is really gorgeous to see the huge frozen falls.

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Thank Victor W
Duvall, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk right off the highway to Valdez. Pull over at Trail 98 pullout and wander down the trail to a beautiful overlook of the canyon. Traveled in July and the wildflower a were everywhere too.

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Thank srw782
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A photographer's pick. Here is a beautiful canyon with rushing river. Stop at a pull out and take in the grandeur of the mountains and plan on taking it in again on the return trip.

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Thank Bonnie B
Salida, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love waterfalls, you've come to the right place. Keystone Canyon is brimming with spectacular waterfalls that turn into an amazing ice climbing corridor in the winter. Look for rock climbing too at Tunnel Wall.

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Thank Lee H
Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to drive through it to get to Valdez. The most beautiful scenery and they did a great job of building in plenty of pull offs. Do watch when you are taking photo's remember the downhill traffic can not stop on a dime. Everyone gets mesmerized by all the water falls. The main ones; Bridal Veil and Horsetail Falls... More 

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great narrow canyon with interesting history. You can see the old highway tunnel as well as one the railroad workers chipped out by hand in the rock, but not quite finished and never used due to a feud breaking out. Beautiful high rock walls and rushing river. You have to go through it to get to Valdez so plan on... More 

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