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Arctic Valley

Arctic Valley Road, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-428-1208
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Easy-going hike, perfect for berry-picking

Arctic Valley is a great place to walk your dog, take in some great views, and pick berries come... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Kathryn O
Eagle River, Alaska
via mobile
Much has changed in 38 years!

We took a drive for old time's sake to check out Arctic Valley where I learned to ski while... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Columbia, South Carolina
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Arctic Valley is a popular destination for wilderness lovers in all seasons! During the winter, the ski area and snow tubing park is only open on weekends, and provides a fun, friendly, laid-back, and affordable experience. In the summer, the trailhead is open 7 days/week, and provides a variety of hiking options close to Anchorage. From short, easy trails overlooking the South Fork of Eagle River Valley or Ship Creek Valley, to climbing up Rendezvous Peak or Mount Gordon Lyon, there are plenty of options. Lodge rentals are also available during the summer for weddings or other events.
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Arctic Valley Road, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-428-1208
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Arctic Valley is a great place to walk your dog, take in some great views, and pick berries come August! For a less intense hike (compared to those like Flat Top) but one that will still get your heart pumping, try this one!

Thank Kathryn O
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We took a drive for old time's sake to check out Arctic Valley where I learned to ski while assigned to then Fort Richardson. The road is still dirt but very busy and dusty. Apparently, the city of Anchorage owns the ski area and Chugach...More

1  Thank Budrock9
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We actually were in town for my sons wedding. They were married at the top of Acrtic Valley at the ski resort

Thank amyguyer1
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Took a ride down memory lane going up to the Arctic Valley Ski Area. On the way back down we encountered a family of Black Bears browsing along the side of the road near the Moose Run Golf Course...very nice trip.

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Depending on time on year you could ski, pick blueberries, or see untold beauty from Arctic valley. You can drive up the gravel road and stop numerous places to take exquisite pictures. From on top you can see Anchorage and the Cook inlet. You can...More

1  Thank 908neild
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My two friends were here visiting from New York, and we were looking to kill some time. It was a pretty drive but it was kinda cloudy that day so the view wasn't as impressive as it could be.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 18 February 2016

unpaved road up the mountain, but still a beautiful drive! There are a couple pull-offs for viewing, take your camera, there are some beautiful views. When you reach the top there is a parking lot. Lock-up the car. Take a walk. You can hike up...More

Thank 456maryu
Reviewed 18 February 2016

greart place for alpine tundra and berries. Nice little creek and some mild nature walks. Views of the Valley

2  Thank rwalters2020
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We loved the views of Anchorage and the inlet. It was so breathtaking! Not a far drive from Anchorage either.

Thank Ilona L
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great hike for beginners...can complete in a few hours. Views are gorgeous! Hard to believe you are only a short, easy drive from town!

Thank nancf24
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