Things To Do in Alaska
Here's just a small sampling of the natural treasures Alaska enjoys. All a short drive from our homesteads!
Just a short drive fromm all of our homesteads, the Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site is made up of 113 acres, and includes one of the most visited spots in the Copper River Basin, Worthington Glacier. There are trails, picnic sites, and picnic shelters within the roadside park, along with water and restrooms. Take a short walk to the glacier or hire a guide and see it up close!
Columbia Bay & Columbia Glacier
Offering the best wildlife, paddling, icebergs and incredible scenery. The Columbia Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in Prince William Sound. Since the early 1980's, it has been retreating catastrophically from its terminal moraine, leaving a 12-mile long iceberg-littered fjord in its wake. Take the day tour to kayak arounf the Columbia glacier! On the kayak day tour, you get dropped off close to the old moraine of the glacier to go sea kayaking amongst these icebergs, kunch, and more. I have personally done this trip and it's AMAZING!
Hiking and Backpacking trips
There is great opportunity for backpacking and base camp adventures in both Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Chugach Mountains of Prince William Sound. Both areas offer some of the most spectacular backpacking in the United States.
If marine mammals, wolf, and wolverine are considered, Alaska has over a dozen species of big game animals. In addition small game and waterfowl hunting opportunities abound in an area spread across 365,000,000 acres an area one-fifth the size of the entire United States. Big game densities are generally much lower than you are probably used to in more southern states. Many big game species here make long movements between seasonal ranges. The key to successful big game hunting in Alaska is in doing your homework to determine both the best areas and times to hunt the species you are seeking.
- Black Bear
- Brown/Grizzly Bear
- Dall Sheep
- Mountain Goat
- Small Game
Our homesteads have water access, a fisherman's dream! Southcentral Alaska offers the widest variety of saltwater fishing and inland fishing in the state. The Bristol Bay area is famous for exceptional rainbow trout. Lake trout grow large in some lakes in the region. Arctic char and Dolly Varden are found in many of the waters of the region. Salmon runs are spectacular in some areas, and include king or Chinook salmon, sockeye or red salmon, chum salmon, coho or silver salmon, and pink salmon. Halibut are seasonally abundant in Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound waters, as are various species of bottom fish. Grayling and burbot are found in some streams, and lake trout and pike are commonly found in southcentral lakes.
snowboarding and skiing
Skiing, heli skiing, and heli boarding dreams are a reality in Alaska! Valdez, Alaska grants access to Thompson Pass, the snowiest place in Alaska, receiving 551.5 inches (1,401 cm) on average annually. This provides Alaska Snowboard Guides with access to thousands of acres of absolutely unreal heli accessible terrain, and mind-blowing powder conditions.