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Chugach State Park

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Address: Mile 115 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number:
+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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Great Stop!

We stopped at what looked like a small rest /viewing area on the side of the highway, but it was extraordinary! There are several trails and viewing areas as well as a picnic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melody G
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at what looked like a small rest /viewing area on the side of the highway, but it was extraordinary! There are several trails and viewing areas as well as a picnic area. We also saw the local wildlife up close. This is a new family favorite.

Thank Melody G
San Antonio, Texas
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Awesome adventure out at this part. There are people wind surfing, running, taking photos, walking on frozen water and just so many other great things there. Even at 22 degrees...

1 Thank Davin D
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to walk and it's quite a long one too so it's great for those who really want a long walk in a beautiful, densely vegetated haven..

Thank Nora A
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The drive from Anchorage to Girdwood through the park was incredibly beautiful in winter, with a large amount of the water being frozen. We saw several dall sheep on the cliffs on the side of the road. For our first introduction to Alaska, the park was phenomenal. There are pull-outs for photo ops, but you must be very careful driving... More 

Thank Jordan D
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you are in Anchorage - you must visit this park. The drive to it alone is beautiful and filled with photo opportunities. The real beauty is when you arrive. I will leave the rest a surprise --- just GO ! - you won't be let down

2 Thank rebecca w
Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

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!

2 Thank btompkinson
New Orleans, LA
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Soda100
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

1 Thank Michael K
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494 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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