Updated: Mar 7
Tongass National Forest
My favorite place to explore in Alaska is Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness of the Tongass National Forest from brown bear or moose on land or the whales and seals that inhabit these waters. One-fifth of this rugged wilderness is covered by ice, and the rest is harsh mountain terrain.
All of Alaska's native history is located in the Alaska Native Heritage Center, in Anchorage. You'll be able to explore The Gathering Place for Alaska Native and the Hall of Cultures. Stroll through the exhibits and local vendors displaying handmade crafts and works of art.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is the most extensive and most extraordinary of Alaska's sprawling national parks. It contains some of the highest peaks in the US. This mountain range creates a border between Canada and has numerous glaciers, lakes, and mountain streams primed for exploring.
Bridal Veil Falls
The historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad from Skagway provides tours to the top of the mountain pass north of town. Riding up to the pass, you can marvel at the scenery such as Glacier Gorge, Dead Horse Gulch, and Bridal Veil Falls. From the top, take in the view at White Pass at 2,885 feet and see the international boundary between the United States and Canada.