"Anchorage's Backyard Paradise" Chugach State Park by mrclay2000
Chugach State Park Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 48 photos
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: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
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