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Chugach National Forest, Valdez

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#27 of 117 in Nature in Alaska
Forest · National Park
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An outdoor playground for Alaskans, Chugach National Forest draws millions of annual visitors with its pristine nature and diverse landscapes. Featuring extensive coastline, evergreen forests, and magnificent glaciers spilling out into the Gulf of Alaska, Chugach is home to numerous bird, mammal, and marine species. If you make an effort to hike away from the main roads in late summer, chances are you'll see moose, sheep, mountain goats, and even bears feeding on salmon. Options for exploring the area include backcountry camping, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, boating, and fishing. Put Chugach National Forest on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Valdez trip maker website.
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  • There are so many campgrounds to choose from within the Chugach National Forest and you can't go wrong with any of them! They are nice and private, friendly hosts, beautiful HUGE trees! 
    There are so many campgrounds to choose from within the Chugach National Forest and you can't go wrong with any of them! They are nice and private, friendly hosts, beautiful HUGE trees!  more »
  • Incredible experience - don't rush through this wonderful drive Also, take time to hike out and enjoy this National Forest! 
    Incredible experience - don't rush through this wonderful drive Also, take time to hike out and enjoy this National Forest!  more »
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  • Would recommend this place for a central point when coming to Alaska. The camping is excellent especially with a national pass. Close to the Portage train station where you can take a view and go up to Grandview look out. The train to Whittier and the 26 Glacier tour. The visitor center and Lake Cruise and Alaska wildlife conservation center. This area you can get up close and personal with many glaciers.
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