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Chugach National Forest, Alaska

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#25 of 106 in Nature in Alaska
An outdoor playground for Alaskans, Chugach National Forest draws millions of annual visitors with its pristine nature and diverse landscapes. Featuring extensive coastline, evergreen forests, and magnificent glaciers spilling out into the Gulf of Alaska, Chugach is home to numerous bird, mammal, and marine species. If you make an effort to hike away from the main roads in late summer, chances are you'll see moose, sheep, mountain goats, and even bears feeding on salmon. Options for exploring the area include backcountry camping, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, boating, and fishing. Put Chugach National Forest on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Anchorage trip maker website .
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  • We made a first stop in Chugach National Forest near Girdwood and two hours later we were still in it as we arrived Seward. Fishing season was just about to begin, and the first fishers were starting ...  more »
  • I have to tell people that this is a true rain forest, so be prepared for the wet weather. It is likely to rain or snow there just about every day depending on the location. In the spring and summer, ...  more »
  • Spectacular scenery. It's actually impossible to miss if you're in Seward, since the forest literally surrounds the town! Really friendly and helpful forest rangers too!  more »
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