Alaska is the biggest state of the United States, and there are many options for vacationers. It may seem overwhelming when planning your time in Alaska. The good news is, there are many excellent attractions to choose from for your dream Alaskan vacation.
Among the best that Alaska has to offer are Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula.
Established in 1917, Denali National Park is the home of Mt. McKinley, the tallest peak in the North American Continent at 20,320 feet. It is also huge at 4,690,680 acres. 17% of park land area is covered with glaciers.
One excellent way to arrive at the Park is to take the Alaskan Railroad from Anchorage to Denali in a clear dome rail car to take in all the scenery unfolding before you. Private car traffic into the Park is limited, so the best way to see the park is to ride one of the shuttles or buses that offer a variety of options in terms of the routes taken and travel time.
Another excellent Aslaska destination is the Kenai Peninsula, known as "Alaska's Playground" because even Alaskans will travel to the Kenai Peninsula for recreation fun. The Kenai Peninsula features plenty of outdoor fun with Chugach National Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge occupying much of the land. The terrain of the Kenai Peninsula features mountains, hills, lakes, rivers, beaches, forests,and flat land. These parks and terrains provide an endless variety of outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, drift rafting, whitewater rafting, wildlife viewing, panning for gold, clamming, saltwater fishing, etc.
Of course,the Kenai Peninsula is best-known for its world class salmon fisheries, the Kenai and the Russian Rivers. These two rivers meet in the town of Cooper Landing, the home of Gwin's Lodge. Every year, hundreds of thousands of various types of salmon come up the Kenai and Russian Rivers to spawn. And fishers and bears eagerly await their arrival.
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