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My friends and I traveled to Alaska for a photography trip. Our local host, and moose guide, took us to this beautiful and vast park. While there we saw 3-4 bull moose, 7 cows and a calf. Later, we got our macros lenses out to...More
It only takes a brief glimpse to understand the scope of this massive (size of Rhode Island) natural treasure. Nearly 5 million acres of primarily mountainous terrain with several different forest environments that seem to go on forever and approximately 10 thousand glaciers provide spectacular...More
The Park covers 495,000 acres, on a beautiful sunny warm morning we had the chance to experience a few places of this state park. On Seward Highway, we stopped at McHugh Creek, Bird point and some stops that don't even have a name. No matter...More
Drove thru the park on our way to Seward, glad I was the passenger as I got to look out the window the whole time. Amazing scenery and mountain views, worth the time in the car. Also was in the park for several trail hikes,...More
We took the tram trail from the Alyeska Resort. It was a nice distance hike at the end of which you can pull yourself in two person tram across a gorge with a river. There was a line to get to the tram, and the...More
My husband and I came here On our way to something else. We were driving by and noticed it. We got out and hiked the mile to see the water fall and it was a nice hike. This is a great place to stop for...More
We took one of the trails called trail of blue ice and it was really beautiful. They also have a centre where you can get information about the trails and good maps. They also know if any bears have been seen around so go to...More
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No, the Chugach State Park is huge. Try to find a map of the park and then pinpoint areas of interest to you. There are several pocket-sized trail guides that will provide details of the various trails -- distance... More
No, the Chugach State Park is huge. Try to find a map of the park and then pinpoint areas of interest to you. There are several pocket-sized trail guides that will provide details of the various trails -- distance, difficulty level, how much time to allow, etc. I found these trail guides in convenience stores, bookstores, and touristy shops. Some may be found at park visitors' centers (however, many areas of the park are unmanned by park rangers, so get a map before you head out.) If you are hiking, be sure to carry adequate water with you. When we hiked several trails, we saw abundant wildlife nearby, including moose and bears. So, be aware of your surroundings and cautious at all times. If you have limited time, I would recommend the Lake Eklutna area (north of Anchorage). It is a beautiful lake, with several trails available. The lakeside trail is an easy hike, but long. The Twin Peaks trail affords some beautiful views of the lake, but it is rated difficult -- and it is. However, if you want to try that trail, be aware that the viewpoint from about halfway up the trail -- there is a benchseat there at a curve in the trail -- is nearly as good as the view from the top of the trail. If you stop at that point, you will get a great view and will not wear yourself out climbing the remainder of the steep trail, which ends with scrambling over rocks and tundra at the top. It is on this trail that a moose crossed our trail early on, and then later on the steep part we saw two bear cubs and a mama bear frolicking on a nearby rise. It is a good idea to wear bear bells and carry bear spray along with you if you decide to climb to the top of this trail.