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    Looking for the best photography in Alaska? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alaska. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

    Top Photography Spots in and near Alaska

    • Skagway, Alaska

      Backpack the Chilkoot Trail

      4.0
      33 mi / 6800 ft gain
      The Chilkoot Trail follows the access route from the Alaskan coast to the Yukon goldfields used during the Klondike gold rush. You can get to Skagway via road (from Whitehorse), flight, or ferry (from Juneau). Whale spotting on a ferry from Juneau is a great way to start the trip! There are 9 of...
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    • Yukon-Koyukuk, Alaska

      Backpack Gates Of The Arctic National Park

      25 mi / 2000 ft gain
      The absolute most important part of planning a trip to Gates Of The Arctic is accepting the fact that you’ll be improvising for the majority of the experience. The park is larger than several US states, so remote that not a single road or hiking trail exists within the park, and the vast majority...
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    • Chitina, Alaska

      Summit Bonanza Peak, Wrangell-St. Elias NP

      9 mi / 4000 ft gain
      This journey begins at the northern terminus of the historic Kennecott Mines, following the Root Glacier trail to the north. Follow this trail between 1-2 miles until you reach a split in the trail. Follow the split to the southeast and continue along this trail until you reach another split. If ...
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    • Seward, Alaska

      Camp and Kayak at Holgate Glacier's Beach

      4.0
      There are many options to go about your adventure in Kenai Fjords National Park. Once you've finally decided on this spot, you'll be glad you chose it! First step on how to get here is by making a reservation with a company to get out there. Most people start from Seward or Homer, as it's the clo...
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    • Gustavus, Alaska

      Camp at Bartlett Cove Campground in Glacier Bay NP

      5.0
      1 mi
      Depending on how you arrive to Gustavus, (which may or may not be the most difficult part of this adventure) you'll want to head to the Visitor Information Center at Bartlett Cove within the park to grab a free camping permit if you are there during the summer season and to sit through an orienta...
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    • Seward, Alaska

      Kayak Aialik Glacier

      If you're visiting Alaska, you're probably there to see glaciers, and Aialik Glacier is worth the money and time to see. Imagine a towering 1.5 mile wide glacier surrounded by rugged peaks and a thick green forest rising from the blue water. The chance to spot whales, puffins, sea lions, porpoise...
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    • Fairbanks, Alaska

      Snowshoe the Granite Tors Loop Trail

      15 mi / 2900 ft gain
      The Granite Tors Loop Trailhead is located at Milepost 39 on Chena River Road east of Fairbanks. It starts at about 700ft above sea level and climbs to about 3200ft, peaking around the 8 mile mark. The climb is slow and continuous adding to the difficulty of the hike.The Chena River State Recreat...
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    • Kodiak, Alaska

      Fly Fish the Buskin River

      4.0
      The Buskin River Recreation Site provides camping, wildlife and an abundance of Salmon fishing. See Kodiak Bears, Bald Eagles, Sitka Deer, Harlequin Ducks and even harbor seals near the mouth. The Buskin River is best known for its fishing. From June until September, The Buskin is stocked with Sa...
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    • Chitina, Alaska

      Backpack to Stairway Icefall at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

      14.4 mi / 2305 ft gain
      We began our trek at the Kennecott Mines, which is a short van ride from the town of McCarthy, which is (semi) road accessible.  I say semi because to get there you must drive 60 miles on a dirt road and park nearby the town, which is not road accessible, and cross a foot bridge.  Once you've hau...
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    • Anchorage, Alaska

      Drive along Turnagain Arm

      5.0
      This stretch of highway is just as beautiful (if not more!) as the famous Pacific Coast Highway on the west coast. You truly couldn’t ask for more.  Beautiful mountains, glaciers, and water provide the scenery here.   There are dozens of pull off opportunities. The highway is marked with mile mar...
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    • Palmer, Alaska

      Explore Eklutna Lake

      This beautiful lake is fed by Eklutna Glacier.   There is so much to do here:  Rent bikes or kayaks (bring your own too).  Info about renting is here.   Walk or bike along the trail that wraps around the lake Hike Twin Peaks TrailIf you want a more difficult hike, do Pepper Peak. This hike incorp...
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    • Juneau, Alaska

      Mount McGinnis

      10.73 mi / 4226 ft gain
      At a shop in Juneau, I saw a photo of from the top of a mountain that blew me away. I began searching and soon found that it was taken atop Mount McGinnis, one of Juneau's Big Five Summits.  Juneau's Big Five are a list of front range summits that are Walk Up summits. Which, in other terms, mean...
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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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    • Kodiak, Alaska

      Hike to the Summit of Sharatin Mountain

      5.0
      7 mi / 3000 ft gain
      From downtown Kodiak drive southeast on W Rezanof Dr, turn onto Anton Larson Bay Rd north towards Buskin Lake. Follow Anton Larson Rd over the Red Cloud River Bridge and there will be a small turnout to park on just after the bridge. Look to your left and you will see a trail cutting through the ...
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    • Valdez, Alaska

      Paddle Valdez Lake to Valdez Glacier

      The end of the Airport Road just North of Valdez brings you to the side of the lake. Begin your adventure here, or just come check out the view and watch the icebergs float among the lake while you picnic in the parking area. Should you choose to approach the glacier, paddle Northwest. It to...
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    • Juneau, Alaska

      Camp at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau

      1.5 mi
      Far from where the tourists venture, this is an incredible hang out and camping spot in Juneau. The trailhead is at the 25 mile marker on Glacier Hwy. There are a couple of roads when you exit the highway, but stick to the right and you will end up in an obvious parking lot. From here, there is o...
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