Alaska Hotel Reservations
National & State Parks of Alaska
Adventures in the Parklands of the Last Frontier
Denali National Park
Alaska is known as the last frontier for a reason. With its pristine land and forests, stunning mountain ranges and peaks, and exclusive wildlife, outdoor Alaska can be appreciated and admired by all. The best way to explore the beauty that is the last frontier – pay a visit to Alaska’s many famous state and national parks.
Set in southern Alaska in the Denali and Matanuska–Susitna boroughs, the Denali National Park consumes 10,000 square miles of pristine North American land, and encompasses Mount McKinley, the highest mountain on the continent. In 1917, this six million-acre park was established as the first national park to preserve wildlife – making the park home to everything from grizzly bears to caribou, moose and golden eagles. This is a truly majestic experience, so head up Alaska Highway 3 and visit the Denali National Park and Preserve.
Choose from winter activities like snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the Denali National Park, or visit the park during the summer for backpacking hikes, nature photography and cycling on the park roads. Feeling really adventurous? Try your hand at mountaineering on the famed Mount McKinley.
Another of Alaska’s stunning national parks is Kenai Fjords National Park near the southern city of Seward. The park is found less than three hours from Anchorage, and day trip away from Homer, Valdez, Soldotna and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Open throughout the year, Kenai Fjords National Park features hiking, fishing, and mountaineering – plus water activities like fishing, kayaking, and boat tours.
Set just east of Anchorage, the Chugach State Park holds title as the third largest state park in the country. Hike, bike and snowmobile your way across nearly 500,000 acres of Alaskan playground, reached by the Seward Highway – a National Scenic Byway and main drag for whale watching, wildlife viewing, and nature photography. You’re sure to be inspired by Alaska’s stark magnificence and adventurous activities, so start planning for your expedition into the last frontier today.
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Area Visitor Favorites
- Annual Events in Alaska!
Party in Alaska!
Check out annual events in Alaska. Explore Last Frontier food festivals, theatre conferences, late-night baseball, and more.
- Alaska Museums & Historic Sites!
Museum of the North at UA Fairbanks
See Alaska museums and historic sites in Last Frontier cities like Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks – plus Homer, Valdez, Wasilla, and more.