& SOUTHEAST (INSIDE PASSAGE)
- Anchorage stretches from Portage
Glacier to Eklutna, encompassing 1,955 sq. miles (782 hectares)
- about the size of the state of Delaware. Anchorage sits at the
base of the Chugach Mountains along the coast of Cook Inlet in Southcentral
- Nestled peacefully at the head
of Orca Inlet in Prince William Sound, Cordova, Alaska has a mystique
all her own. She dazzles you with glacier-carved mountains, wildlife-rich
wetlands, lush forests, and countless waterways. Then, she blends
this natural grandeur with exciting activities such as skiing, hiking,
wildlife photography, boating, sport fishing, flight seeing, and
- Gakona is located at Mile
2 on the Tok Cutoff, at the confluence of the Gakona and Copper
Gakona was originally a native village.
- Girdwood, originally named Glacier City, was founded as a gold
mining town at the turn of the century. Present day Girdwood consists
of a diverse population of outdoor enthusiasts, local businesses,
services and Anchorage commuters.
- Glennallen is a gateway to the
Wrangell Mountains and the service center for the Copper River Basin.
The Copper Valley is well centered for adventure, whether it is
on a river, glacier or a mountain.
- Tucked in the forests of southeast
Alaska, on the shores of America's longest fjord -- Surrounded by
spectacular peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes that are home to abundant
birds and wildlife.
- Nestled among rolling hills and
overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains, this seaside community
has 4,000 residents and another 8,000 beyond the city limits. In
addition to the downtown area of Homer, a unique attraction is the
Homer Spit, a long, narrow finger of land jutting 4.5 miles into
- Alaska's capital city, Juneau
is located in Southeast Alaska. The Tongass Rainforest climate provides
Juneau with lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers. Early settlers
included miners during Alaska's gold rush and Russian fur traders.
The Tlingit and Haida Indians were the first settlers to our area.
Native Alaska influence is prominent today in Juneau.
- Kenai, located in Southcentral Alaska on the beautiful Kenai
Peninsula, lies on the shores of Cook Inlet, at the mouth of the
world famous Kenai River. Because of the close proximity to Anchorage,
Kenai is easily reached from Anchorage by air or highway.
McCarthy - McCarthy and neighboring
Kennicott lie in a beautiful area of glaciers and mountains in the
heart of the Wrangell-St. Elias Park and Preserve. The Kennicott
River flows by on the west side. Kennicott, which lies about 5 miles
up the mountain from McCarthy, is a National Historic Landmark.
- A popular destination along Alaska's
famed Inside Passage, Ketchikan and its neighboring communities
provide an unforgettable Alaska experience.
- It's a small, quiet place, surrounded
by breathtaking Alaska scenery. Rivers, lakes, mountains, glaciers,
- Pelican is considered to be the starting point to visit the Chichagof
& Yakobi Island Wilderness Area. Founded as a commercial fish
processing site in 1938 the towns fish plant adopted the logo
closest to the fish, a claim Pelican retains to this
- located in the heart of southeast
Alaskas Inside Passage.
of Wales Island - Prince of Wales is the third largest
island in the United States after Kodiak Island and the Big Island
of Hawaii. The island looks large enough to support thriving cities
but actually populates small towns and villages across the 135-miles
long and 45-miles wide island.
- Situated at the head of Resurrection
Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaskas oldest
and most scenic communities. Known as the "Gateway to Kenai
Fjords National Park" and located 126 miles south of Anchorage.
- Sitka is thought to be the most
beautiful of southeast Alaska cities. Nestled on the west side of
Baranof Island, it is flanked on the east by majestic snow-capped
mountains, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
- A place exists in Alaska where
the past lives on, where the cries of "gold in the Yukon"
still echo from steep canyon walls, where the sounds of barroom
pianos and boomtown crowds ring out in the night.
- Soldotna serves as the central hub of the Kenai Peninsula. The
world famous Kenai River winds around the town with a majestic view
of volcanic mountains across Cook Inlet.
- Few other places are blessed with such incredible geography as
Talkeetna. The town offers breathtaking views of Denali and the
Alaska Range and looks out over a broad valley where the Chulitna,
Susitna and Talkeetna rivers meet.
- The crashing glaciers and towering
Chugach mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.
- Wasilla is one of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley's pioneer communities.
Today, Wasilla is the largest community on the Parks Highway between
Anchorage and Fairbanks, and the fastest growing. Wasilla is nearly
enveloped by the mountains of the Talkeetna and Chugach Ranges.
- Wrangell is a hidden jewel, waiting
to be discovered by you. There are adventures and experiences to
last a lifetime for everyone. History, cultural sites, wildlife,
natural beauty, glaciers, and excitement await you here.
- Yakutat means "the place where the canoes rest". The
area maintains a traditional Tlingit culture where fishing and subsistence
activities are prevalent.
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