Alaska is a wonderful destination for adventure travel. Experience majestic wildlife and amazing scenery in this breathtaking destination. If you’re planning a trip to Alaska, make sure you check out these national parks:
Katmai National Park
At over 3.5 Million acres, Katmai National Park is home to the largest brown bear population in the world, holds the spawning grounds of literally millions of sockeye salmon, and contains within its wild borders the unaltered evidence of one of the world’s most powerful volcanic eruptions ever recorded. Although created in 1918 to preserve the Valley of 10,000 Smokes, a landscape completely changed by the 1912 Novarupta eruption, Katmai National park is most known for its majestic Brown Bears, most notably those at Brooks Falls. Whether backpacking the austere landscape of the Valley of 10,000 Smokes, bear viewing at a remote camp along a salmon choked river, or padding along the park’s 400 miles of coastline, Katmai National Park remains one of the most spectacular parks in!
Kenai Fjords National Park
An area of ever changing landscapes, Kenai Fjords National Park is as diverse as the wildlife that calls it home. From its miles of coastline to surreal glacially carved valleys, this National Park gem is not to be missed. Best explored by kayaks, the rich waters of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park are home to humpback and orca whales, playful dall porpoises, and countless avian residents. While brown bears explore the tidal flats and rivers, mountain goats perch on the sheer cliffs of the towering mountains above. With virtually unlimited space for exploration, Kenia Fjords beacons the adventurer in all of us. Whether you want to go hiking at the Harding Ice Field, the Exit Glacier, or go kayaking in Kenai Fjords, you will definitely walk away with amazing memories.
Denali National Park
Denali National Park and Preserve is the largest protected ecosystem in the world, covering nearly 2.5 million hectares. Around 400,000 people visit the park each year. Take a bicycle tour, a park bus or guided walk. Popular summer activities are hiking, camping, rafting, backcountry travel, fishing, wildlife viewing and flightseeing. The abundant wildlife includes grizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Mt. McKinley, or Denali, North America’s highest peak at 6.194 meters is situated within the park. A spectacular sight on clear days it can be seen as far as 113 km away. Most pre/post cruise tours feature Denali with overnight stays at wilderness lodges. Denali is accessible between Anchorage and Fairbanks via Alaska rail or by car from the George Parks Highway.