"Anchorage's Backyard Paradise" Chugach State Park by mrclay2000

Chugach State Park Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 48 photos

Glaciers, Forests and Mountain Lakes

Chugach is a pristine wilderness confining a half-million acres literally within minutes of the heart of downtown Anchorage. Well-known as a perfect retreat from the urban landscape, the three entrance roads penetrate only a few miles into this park, one of the largest in the Alaska state system and rivaling several in the national park system.

A word of explanation. My camera took a muddy bath in Denali NP as a result of a fateful slip in the tundra. Consequently there are several rolls afterward which appear grainy or hazy, while others are crystal clear.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Plenty of lakes and hikes to choose from
  • Cons:Only three access points require days to see the whole park
  • In a nutshell:Half a million acres full of wildlife and wilderness
  • Intro Updated Nov 9, 2003
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  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2006 at 9:29 AM

    Nice page! Great pics even though your camera was damaged...

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2005 at 9:35 AM

    Think I took that same trail to the falls, if I'm remembering correctly. Enjoyed visiting this area. Had a similar unfortunate camera incident in Denali and lost most of my pics as well, but enjoyed revisiting the sights here. Thanks.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2005 at 10:19 PM

    You failed to mention in your warnings about the possibility of damaging your camera! Great pages as usual.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2004 at 6:10 AM

    really interesting page!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 2:00 PM

    If that ear tree fell in the woods, would it make a noise? Would it be able to hear its own noise?

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2003 at 8:44 PM

    Handsome tent.

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 9:01 PM

    Another inviting wilderness experience. Any photos of moose?? Will ck back later.


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