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Chugach State Park

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Address: Mile 115 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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+1 907-694-2108

This 495,000-acre state park includes Flattop Mountain, the most climbed...

This 495,000-acre state park includes Flattop Mountain, the most climbed mountain in Alaska.

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Beautiful views

Spectacular views, amazing fresh air. Also, this is adjacent to the Cook inlet, where you can see the Turnagain Arm Bore tide, one of the most dramatic in the world.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
New Orleans, LA
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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chugach State Park just like the others in Alaska are breathtaking! Coming from Arizona we don't see this much green, snow or. Water and here you just look around and see it all!

Thank btompkinson
New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Spectacular views, amazing fresh air. Also, this is adjacent to the Cook inlet, where you can see the Turnagain Arm Bore tide, one of the most dramatic in the world.

Thank Soda100
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This state park gives you the opportunity to see , and experience Alaska and its wildlife in a very intimate way. I would highly recommend a stop here.

Thank Michael K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Right on the edge of civilization. Don't be fooled by the paved parking and walking paths. You are no longer at the top of the food chain. Beautiful views that go on forever. Don't become complacent... we've seen bear scat not to far from parking lots.

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We did this as part of the 907 All in One Tour Got out several times to take photos, feel the glacier water from the mountains, and take in the sights. Absolutely stunning!

Thank Diana P
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We went on a rainy day but it wasn't terrible. We took the rainbow trail, there was a recent fire. We saw bear prints but no bears but keep an eye out.

Thank Victorthai
Elkview, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

There is much to explore at Chugach State Park with awesome scenic views. Many trails to choose from for beginners to hiking enthusiasts. Worth a stop.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Chugach State Park has many trails and is extremely large. Wildlife is present, so bear bells are recommended.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We biked 18 miles of the well groomed bike path from Girdwood going north. What a wonderful day we had, and the views are great. We even got to watch a herd of beluga whales spout along the water.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I was in Alaska for 2 weeks and never saw a bear or a moose the entire time. I purchased $44 bear spray just in case of an emergency but never broke the seal and kept the packaging in tact so I was able to return it with my receipt. Supposedly the bears live in the Chugach National Forest and... More 

Thank David B

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