The Matanuska Valley known locally as the Mat-su or The Valley is 35 miles north of Anchorage. The Valley is known for its towering mountains, huge glacier valleys, fish-filled rivers and lakes, abundant Alaska wildlife, glorious hiking country, scenic camping and quaint frontier communities.
Features charming coastal towns and a little bit of everything from rafting to fishing, the Kenai is a great playground. Contact Seward Booking Service for accommodation, tour and activities reservations. Near Homer, stay Across the Bay at a unique “Tent Breakfast”.
Denali National Park
One of the best parks in the country and Alaska’s top “attraction”. Riding the bus into the park is a great opportunity to look for grizzly bear, caribou, moose and wolf. Exposure offers Eco Tours that include Denali. Denali Outdoor Center offers whitewater and mountain bike adventures.
Prince William Sound
Lush rainforest, glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife combine to make the Prince William Sound a spectacular destination. Sea-kayaking is a great way to explore the area. Book a trip with Exposure or rent kayaks from Prince William Sound Kayak Center. Contact Lazy Otter for charter trips and kayak shuttles.
A nice stopping point on the way to Denali, this historic town looks like Alaska. Stay at the Roadhouse and enjoy the nightlife at the Fairview Inn. Talkeetna is the jumping off point for serious Alaska mountaineering; but if you just want to have a look at McKinley up close, Talkeetna Air Taxi offers a range of flight seeing options.