Just beyond the edge of Anchorage and nestled in the foothills of the Alaskan Rockies lies the third largest state park in America. Chugach State Park boasts half a million acres (202,400 hectares) of hiking, skiing, camping, snowmobiling, rafting, climbing and wildlife viewing right at Anchorage’s doorstep, and which the locals enjoy year-round.
Home to alpine wildflowers, moose calves, pristine streams, howling wolves and glacial-fed rivers, the Chugach State Park is a favorite reminder to all living in Anchorage that wilderness via front-country trails or backcountry bushwhacking is ready and waiting, should you choose to explore it.
Chugach State Park (18620 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK) is accessible through a number of entry stations along Highway 1 and from Hillside Dr in eastern Anchorage.
Phone: (907) 345-5014