Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

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Photos and stories from the last great race.

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Exploring the Last Frontier

The size of Alaska encourages you to explore it in a variety of ways. Opportunities include everything from biking to ziplining.


While there are many beaches around Alaska to harvest different clams, none are more accessible than a set of beaches just a few hours south of Anchorage on the Sterling Highway on the Kenai Peninsula.

Glaciers Galore

Exit Glacier, in Kenai Fjords National Park, provides a stunning backdrop for a group of picnickers. The glacier, just outside of Seward, is accessible by car and then by foot. Entrance to the park by car costs $5.

Some glaciers you can literally reach out and touch, some you can walk on or climb across and some you want to observe from a very safe distance. Here are a few of the top ice capades around Southcentral Alaska.

River rafting

The lead raft of three from the Nova adventure company splashes through the rapids near the Lions Head on the Matanuska River.

The daredevil rivers of Alaska lure thrill-seeking raft riders and kayakers from around the world.

Riders in the Sky

BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily NewsOwner/Guide Laura Caillet is ready to catch Marta Campbell on one of the platforms. Denali Zipline Tours has 9 ziplines several swinging bridges and a rappel in the forest canopy outside of Talkeetna, AK's on Friday, July 27, 2012. 120727

Greenery rushes by on all sides. You’re dancing in the sky to the tune of wheels whirring along the cable.


The Alaska Wilderness Guide (8th edition) : Where to go camping, sportfishing, sea kayaking, river running and hiking in Alaska's backcountry.

55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska


Traveler's Guide to Alaskan Camping: Explore Alaska and the Yukon With Rv or Tent (Traveller's Guide to Camping)


Homelands: Kayaking the Inside Passage

Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska : The Best Day Trips and Tours from Misty Fjords to Glacier Bay

The Alaska River Guide: Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting in the Last Frontier

Adventure Kayaking: Trips in Glacier Bay


Alaska: A Climbing Guide (Climbing Guide)


Flyfishing Alaska

Fishing Alaska

Fly-Fishing Alaska's Wild Rivers

Flies for Alaska: A Guide to Buying & Tying

The Highway Angler


Hiking Alaska

Lonely Planet Hiking in Alaska (Lonely Planet Walking Guides)

Hiking With Ghosts: The Chilkoot Trail, Then and Now

50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park

Walk About Guide to Alaska, No. 1: Kenai & Turnagain Arm

Inside Passage Walking Tours: Exploring Major Ports of Call in Southeast Alaska

Hiking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park


Hunting in Alaska: A Comprehensive Guide


Bush Pilots of Alaska

Where to Prospect for Gold in Alaska Without Getting Shot!

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