Alaska at a Glance
Alaska is home to some of the nation's most desolate and majestic scenery. Parts of Alaska are so remote it is difficult for tourists to reach them, but whether you are enjoying the coastal forests or the inland mountains, Alaska is well worth it.
The Alaskan wilderness is filled with wildlife. Black and Grizzly Bears roam the landscape filling up on berries for the coming winter. Moose range through the forest, scraping their antlers on trees. Wild salmon swim in the river and canneries and fisheries in Alaska work double-time during fish runs. Denali National Park is a favorite among visitors. For those craving a back country hike, eight million acres await. If you'd like a more civilized tour of the park's highlights, the National Park Service runs shuttles for visitors to get around. By the coast,the Tongass National Forest offers visitors a close up view of glaciers, Alaska's coastline as well as an enormous wilderness area. Stock up on hiking food and hit the trail for adventure in Alaska.