Misty Fjords National Monument, Ketchikan

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Visit Misty Fjords National Monument to see snow-capped mountains behind jagged granite cliff walls that were carved by ancient glaciers. The fjords are part of a coastal rainforest area that is often shrouded in clouds and mist, giving the area its name. In the water, watch for orcas, porpoises, sea lions, seals, and salmon. On land, you might see bears, deer, wolves, wolverines, moose, and mountain goats as well as hummingbirds and migratory sea birds. You can only access the remote fjords by floatplane or cruise ship. For the more adventurous, boat drops for kayaking can be arranged. Take a look at our Ketchikan trip itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Misty Fjords National Monument and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Took a floatplane and not only flew over the fiords, but landed in the middle of one! Amazing scenery! Excellent guide passionate about his information and story.  more »
  • I thought this Misty Fjords were "ok". All 15 minutes that we were looking at it. But it takes over 2 hours to get there and over 2 hours to get home. It was kind of underwhelming, to be honest.  more »
  • Judy was our tour guide and was very nice as well as informative. The golf carts were modified to travel through various levels of trails through heavy forest growth and mountain top views. Toward the...  more »
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  • Having traveled to more than 30 countries on every continent, Misty Fjords remains one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Don’t hesitate to go.
  • Not to be missed if you're in the area! Truly spectacular!
  • Gorgeous area to view from a float plane tour.
  • Most beautiful scenery I have ever seen
  • What a beautiful wilderness area. Something like 2.2 million acres set aside by the US government to remain natural and with no roads. Only way to see is by foot, by boat or by air. This is an amazing place to visit. The mountains are incredible!
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