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Alaska Visitors Guide

Fish, hike, paddle, fly? There’s a lot to do in Alaska

Matt Parrish and Rachelle Warner of Utah paddle a rental kayak during a visit to Eklutna Lake in the Chugach State Park. The glacial-fed lake is the water reservoir for the Alaska’s largest city Anchorage. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Encompassing nearly 600,000 square miles, the Last Frontier offers plenty to see and do. Whether you want to fish, hike or fly above jagged mountain ranges, there's endless opportunity for adventure.

The best way to see Alaska: By air

At 586,412 square miles, Alaska is by far the biggest state in the union. But only four states have fewer road miles.

Want to get off the beaten path in Alaska? Get on the water instead

From the Matanuska River to Kachemak Bay, see Alaska by river or sea.

Getting your outdoor adventure fix in Southcentral Alaska

From hiking to mushing, there are plenty of ways to get out and about in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska.

11 glacier adventures near Anchorage

Glaciers are one of the state's most awe-inspiring and unique attractions. Alaska is, after all, home to most of the glaciers in the U.S.

Alaska: It’s a fisherman’s dream

Opportunities for fishing abound — even in the heart of downtown Anchorage.

Make the most of your trip with these hikes near Anchorage

Whether you have just a few hours or a couple of days, here are some hike options that offer a glimpse of Alaska's beauty.

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