Winter Wonderland

Cozy Hatcher Pass Lodge offers beauty, hospitality [by Debbie Cutler] If you are looking for something fun to do this winter, take a trip up to cozy Hatcher Pass Lodge and the surrounding area to visit an old mine, hike, sled, ski or snowboard.

Fairbanks

Where the unparalleled meets the unexpected Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior, and a well-known and commonly visited place within Alaska. While summertime is the most popular time for visiting, with at least 21 hours of sunlight each day, traveling to this area in the winter is a trip...

Fall Rush

Experience Denali Park in autumn [By Julie Stricker] A crisp breeze ruffles the fur of a tawny grizzly as it grazes in a patch of blueberries only yards from a busload of people. They whisper excitedly as camera shutters whir, but the bear is intent on its meal and pays no attention.

Valdez

[by Michelle Theall] Despite an economy driven by oil and commercial fishing, Valdez earns the moniker “Little Switzerland” honestly. The city of around 4,000 people rests in a deep fjord beneath the 5,000-foot peaks of the Chugach Mountains, with waterfalls cascading down lush green hillsides...

The Roads Less Traveled

We’ve consulted with Kris Valencia, editor of our sister publication, The Milepost; dug up Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) statistics from the Alaska Department of Transportation; and chosen three roads from across the state that are, to borrow from “The Road Not Taken,” less traveled by....

Lake Clark National Park And Preserve

Explore glacial lakes and towering peaks Getting to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, a roadless wilderness of 3 million acres accessible only by boat or plane, is a camera-worthy adventure. Located in the southern portion of the Alaska Range to the west of Cook Inlet, the park features...