Looking for an adventure for yourself or your entire family? We suggest the immediate playground for much of southcentral Alaska, the Chugach National Forest!
Roughly the size of New Hampshire, the Chugach National Forest is the second largest single national forest in the U.S. This stunning landscape stretches from the salty waters and snowy peaks of Prince William Sound to the salmon-filled streams of the Kenai Peninsula and the Copper River Delta. It is one of the few places left in the world where glaciers still grind valleys from the hard rock of the earth. Its 5.4 million acres serve as the accessible backyard for half of Alaska’s population. The forest has been continuously inhabited by Alaska Natives for more than 10,000 years; the first nations include the Chugach, Eyak, Ahtna and Dena’ina Athabascan.
Here are a few of our favorite adventures on the Chugach that Alaskans take advantage of every day, all year long!