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From Anchorage: Valley and Forest Hike with Naturalist Guide

1. From Anchorage: Valley and Forest Hike with Naturalist Guide

Marvel at the wonders found in one of the Chugach State Park's fondest, glaciated valleys. On this guided tour from Anchorage, hike the Eagle River trail system, where boreal forests and salmon spawning streams are found. Enjoy snacks, bottled water, and optional trekking gear. The first portion of the hike takes you to the network of forested trails found at the Eagle River Nature Center, nestled deep along the north fork of the Chugach State Park's massive Eagle River. The hike features a portion of the historic Iditarod dog sledding trail that’s no longer in use. That means there won't be any dogs giving you a ride on this adventure ─ just your two feet. Onward, reach through thick spruces and birches while keeping an eye out for wildlife. You may see the American dipper swimming in a tributary warmed by geothermal heat or a moose and small mammals like the snowshoe hare or red fox. For the second portion, take a short ride to the Chugach State Park's waterfall, Barbara Falls. This section is a short half-mile walk that features local plants, fungus, and point-and-shoot photo opportunities around every corner. It's super rewarding and a great way to conclude the tour.

Anchorage: Mystery Sightseeing Tour

2. Anchorage: Mystery Sightseeing Tour

Head off on a sightseeing drive from Anchorage. Hear about the local area as you ride in comfort to some of the best locations around within an hour of Downtown. Go on a guided nature walk to local lookouts and lakes, and take in great views of the surrounding area. Start your tour from downtown Anchorage. Your guide will decide where to go after they learn what everyone has planned for their visit to Alaska so they can guarantee to take you somewhere you’ve never been! Sit back and enjoy the ride as your knowledgeable tour guide brings to life the history, flora and fauna, and famous local legends of the area. Discover incredible locations within Chugach State Park and beyond, such as Glen Alps Overlook, Eagle River Nature Center, and Eklutna Lake. Head south down the Turnagain Arm to conquer part of Falls Creeks Trail, or go north to take a leisurely stroll around Reflections Lake and explore the beauty hidden just outside Anchorage. Whatever the location or activity, Alaska will not disappoint. Your guide will customize the tour to the interests and desired activity level of the entire group.

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What people are saying about Eagle River Nature Center, Anchorage

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(4 reviews)

we had a great time! we got to see Mount Denali as well as other ranges in addition to other gorgeous spots in Anchorage. our host was wonderful, she really went above and beyond to make this the best experience

Brittney was an excellent guide with an amazing knowledge of the entire Anchorage area! Very accommodating to your specific wants and needs. Book her for an excursion, you won't regret it!

Thanks to the good and experienced guide, it was first class 👍👍👍

Excellent! Thank you Britt! We enjoyed our hike so much!

It was great. I loved that we talked about plants.