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Moose Pass, Alaska

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  • Cooper Landing, Alaska

    Paddle on Kenai Lake

    I set off down the road towards “the lake I saw on the way in that was really blue”. From Seward, AK I knew that Kenai Lake was along State Highway 9, our only road out of town. It was deceiving to see the south end of the lake about 10 miles outside of Seward- but I found that the most accessibl...
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  • Cooper Landing, Alaska

    Hike to the top of Slaughter Gulch

    5 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Slaughter Gulch Trail is a leg-busting 2600' ascent up Slaughter Mountain in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Covering only a few miles, the trail is steep and quite rocky in some places, requiring the use of trekking poles, all fours, or impeccable balance. Start off early at the small parking lot near t...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Hike Exit Glacier

    4.8
    It's hard to fathom how massive some Alaskan glaciers can be. But spend a day hiking along one and you'll start to get an idea of how much ice there is in Alaska. The Exit Glacier is a small tongue of glacier from the Harding Ice Field that comes down to almost sea level.Drive the Exit Glacier Ro...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Climb Mount Alice

    5.0
    3 mi / 5265 ft gain
    This hike starts at 0 feet elevation on the side of Resurrection Bay opposite of Seward. Travelling south from Anchorage, take a left turn onto Nash Road a couple of miles before getting into Seward itself. Follow Nash Road for a few miles, past campgrounds, etc. About a mile before reaching the ...
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  • Anchorage, Alaska

    Explore the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    5.0
    You'll see tons of animals including bald eagles, bears, moose, muskox, lynx, reindeer, and wolves!  It's a conservation center so they have a great mission.  It is located in Portage Valley and is surrounded by the Chugach Mountain Range and the Turnagain Arm Inlet.   Open 7 days a week, 10 am t...
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  • Anchorage, Alaska

    Hike Byron Glacier

    4.8
    To begin on this adventure, you first have to find the trailhead. Drive out on the highway to Girdwood, and turn left at the sign that says "Portage Glacier". Towards the end of the road, it Ys and you take a right, then another right. Follow this road, and the first parking lot on your right is ...
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  • Anchorage, Alaska

    Winter Hike to Portage Glacier

    6 mi
    This hike must be done in the deep of winter! Around February, Portage Lake is often frozen solid-solid enough to make walking safe.  Hikers, bikers, skiers, skijourers, and snowshoers will form a 3 mile trail out to Portage Glacier.  This trail is appropriate for children. For younger children, ...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Backpack the Caines Head Coastal Trail

    4.3
    7 mi / 650 ft gain
    This hike begins near a family friendly visiting area, good bathrooms, and well kept parking lot. You will start out on a gravel path, which seems like it was created for horses, for about 1.5 miles until the path opens up to views of the ocean, mountains, and a bridge leading you over a river an...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Hike to Callisto Canyon Cabin

    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    Follow the signs south of Seward to Lowell Point. This is the trailhead. The first mile of the trail is about a mile long. You descend a well-maintained trail from the trailhead about 500 feet to the coast. Many people just hike this portion for a short trip to enjoy the beach.Once you reach the ...
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  • Whittier, Alaska

    Hike to Portage Pass and Portage Lake

    4 mi / 800 ft gain
    Probably one of the best bang-for-your buck hikes I've ever been on. Starting from the trailhead, which is just on the Whittier side of the Portage tunnel, you'll hike up 800ft in one mile on a mostly wide, rocky trail. In what seems like no time at all, you'll be at Portage Pass, with views of t...
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  • Cooper Landing, Alaska

    Hike Skilak Lookout

    5.0
    5 mi / 900 ft gain
    This was my very first afternoon in Alaska. By myself just meandering around the state by car with a map in my lap. Alaska - what a limitless place of adventure. For those who end up following me, I have a things for places with bodies of water surrounded by towering peaks - so off I was to find ...
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  • Whittier, Alaska

    Kayak Across Alaska's Prince William Sound

    5.0
    The hundred mile paddle across PWS is a right of passage for Alaska kayakers. Like most big adventures in AK, it’s a daunting proposition to launch into what locals refer to as both beautiful and terrifying. Sometimes in the same sentence. At it’s best, you can paddle in a t-shirt and shorts, sto...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Hike Alpine Trail, Caines Head State Recreation Area

    3.0
    3 mi
    The Alpine Trail is only accessible via the Caines Head Trail System, located at Lowell Point. (Distance and elevation listed are for the Alpine trail itself, not for the coastal trail leading up to it. More info on those can be found here: http://dnr.alaska.gov/Assets/u... )From parking at Lowel...
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  • Anchorage, Alaska

    Bird Ridge Trail

    5.0
    4.71 mi / 3248 ft gain
    The trail begins at sea level and winds its way through the forest gradually, occasionally allowing a peek at the Turnagain Arm behind you. Once out of the treeline, the trail becomes much steeper, around dirt and rocks, but with the summit in sight it's easy to continue on, despite that stingin...
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  • Anchorage, Alaska

    Mount Alyeska

    4.11 mi / 1755 ft gain
    Mount Alyeska is an out-and-back where you may see local wildlife located near Girdwood, Alaska.
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  • Anchorage, Alaska

    Hike Winner Creek Gorge

    4.7
    6 mi
    Most people will start this trail behind the Hotel Alyeska and parking is available there if you're not a guest spending the night. This trail can be broken down into 3 segments and the first section is .75 miles along many sections of boardwalk. It's all very flat and keeps you dry when the su...
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Camping and Lodging in Moose Pass

Trail River
Moose Pass, Alaska

Trail River

From $18 / night

Ptarmigan Creek
Moose Pass, Alaska

Ptarmigan Creek

Crescent Saddle Cabin
Moose Pass, Alaska

Crescent Saddle Cabin

Crescent Lake Cabin
Moose Pass, Alaska

Crescent Lake Cabin

Tenderfoot Creek
Moose Pass, Alaska

Tenderfoot Creek

Caribou Creek Cabin
Hope, Alaska

Caribou Creek Cabin

Guides, Insights and Stories from Moose Pass

How to Make a Glacier Iced Cocktail in Alaska

How to Make a Glacier Iced Cocktail in Alaska

Katie Y