ALASKA

SOUTH-CENTRAL

Blessed with some of the state’s most impressive and iconic landscapes, Southcentral is the perfect entry-point for those looking to experience Alaska at its finest. Most land in Anchorage, the state’s largest city, and build their adventure from there. Unlike many of the state’s other national parks, Kenai Fjords is fairly accessible, being a short distance (by Alaska standards that is) from Anchorage. The crown jewel of the park is the Harding Icefield, 714 square miles of ice, up to a mile thick. It’s the smallest national park in Alaska, but make no mistake – it is an Arctic wonderland of spectacular glaciers and mountains, and magnificent deep fjords that are home to thousands of seafaring mammals and nesting seabirds.

A bit further away – but no less spectacular – is Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest of all U.S. national parks and six times the size of Yellowstone! Intrepid travelers will be handsomely rewarded with the park’s magnificent combination of towering mountains, icy glaciers, sparkling lakes and alpine meadows. Rivers dot the remote and undisturbed mountain landscape, providing scenic vistas for world-class sport fishing and river rafting.

HIGHLIGHTS

ANCHORAGE


ANCHORAGE

You’ll learn to play again when you take an Anchorage vacation, where your days might include meeting a moose, walking on a glacier and panning for gold in Crow Creek as you relive Alaska’s gold rush era. This is a fantastic jumping-off point for incredible, and conveniently nearby, national parks and 60 – count them! – glaciers.

With the warm hospitality of a frontier town, but the amenities of a pleasantly sized city, this stunning city on the shores of Cook Inlet combines iconic wildlife, spectacular mountain views and intriguing cultures, all serving as the backbone to your unforgettable Anchorage vacation.

WHAT WE REVEAL
Serving as your entrée to the Great Land, your Anchorage vacation introduces you to the grandeur and history of Alaska’s Interior. We’ll help you experience it all, and instill a newfound appreciation of the great outdoors.

Anchorage is rich in heritage. Visit with an Iditarod artist in their home studio and meet a kennel of friendly Siberian huskies. Gain a better understanding of Alaska’s indigenous people at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and tour the charming town of Talkeetna. Take a wilderness jet boat tour and glimpse bears, moose, eagles and more. Journey to Denali National Park – just a three-hour drive and a highlight of any Anchorage vacation – and visit an area of the park only a few are lucky enough to see. View Denali’s enormous glaciers, towering granite walls and snow-covered peaks on a Mt. McKinley flight-seeing excursion. And visit with the otherworldly musk ox, a magnificent Paleolithic ruminant and Ice Age mammal that once roamed the planet with saber-tooth tigers and woolly mammoths.

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> Denali National Park
> Kenai Peninsula & Kenai Fjords National Park
> Talkeetna

KENAI PENINSULA & KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK


KENAI PENINSULA & KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

Kenai Fjords National Park is at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula’s 9,000 square miles off the coast of southern Alaska. Accessible from Anchorage via the Seward Highway or Alaska Railroad, and separated from the mainland on the west by Cook Inlet and on the east by Prince William Sound. Although it is the smallest of Alaska’s 8 national parks, Kenai Fjords embodies the essence of coastal Alaska with its icefields, rugged and jagged coastline, wild stormy seas one day, and placid and utterly gorgeous waters bathed in sunshine the next. Inside the park is Harding Icefield; its hundreds of square miles of ice up are up to one-mile thick which feed dozens of glaciers. The ancient ice carved out the Kenai’s fjords creates habitats for dozens of species of mammals and seabirds.

WHAT WE REVEAL
The Kenai is known as ‘Alaska’s playground’ and with very good reason. How else to best describe wildlife viewing, deep sea fishing, glacier trekking, helicopter glacier dog sledding, flightseeing, whitewater rafting, fishing, jet boating, etc., as anything but big-time playtime? And as with all Revealed America custom trips, you’ll be in the very best of hands with our expert guides and outfitters during your Kenai Fjords National Park vacation. Whatever you do, you’ll not only have the time of your life, you’ll return home with lifetime memories, new insight, perspective and appreciation for the great state of Alaska and our wild spaces.

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> Anchorage
> Jackson
> Talkeetna

WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS NATIONAL PARK


WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS NATIONAL PARK

From the air, as you pass over Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the second-largest national park in the world, it’s possible to see nine of the sixteen tallest mountains in the United States. One of the park’s glaciers covers an area larger than Rhode Island. With so much vast and rugged landscape to explore, it’s hard to know where to begin? We’ll edit the grandeur down to size for you. We recommend tackling this less-often visited region of Alaska from home bases at McCarthy and Kennecott, each a tiny hamlet with approximately 25 people in their year-round resident count. You’ll get to know the locals at their mom-and-pop shops and eateries. They’ll be eager to share their residents’ tips on the best glacier hiking, ice climbing, sightseeing and wildlife spotting in the region.

WHAT WE REVEAL
Bragging rights are well deserved when you visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park with us – after all, only one of every eight visitors to Denali ventures to the desolate wilderness of Wrangell. Begin in McCarthy, the most Wild West of towns. Here you’ll have the chance to explore a true frontier town that sprung up as an alternative for workers to the “dry” mining town of Kennicott up the road. Kennicott itself is home to intriguing historical mining sights and is a convenient jumping-off point to hiking trails and glaciers, including Donoho Peak, Erie Lake and McCarthy Creek. Set off on a privately guided glacier hiking outing, then return for creature comforts at a family-owned lodge, where you can trade stories from the wilderness over a refreshing pint with like-minded adventurers.

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> Denali National Park
> Kenai Peninsula & Kenai Fjords National Park
> Anchorage

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