Alaska Outdoor Activities

Alaska is a veritable playground for the outdoor adventurer, with plenty of hiking, rafting, kayaking and fishing in the warmer months, and dog sledding, ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing and hockey in the cold seasons. With an abundance of natural beauty and unique terrain and wildlife, Alaska provides sports and nature enthusiasts with thrills and wonders that will astound.

The Historic Anchorage Hotel located in downtown Anchorage provides cozy comfort and a peaceful night's rest after a long day of vigorous recreation. Come home to a soft bed with luxury linens in your elegantly appointed room, and then awaken fresh and head to our complimentary continental breakfast, with fortifying selections that will prepare you for your day's adventures. Stop by our tour information desk for information about various outdoor attractions, or call us at 1-800-544-0988 and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.

Parks & Nature Preserves

Fun in the Snow

Arctic Valley is non-profit public ski area that provides family-friendly skiing, snowboarding and sledding with the feel of backcountry skiing and the convenience of a ski lodge.

Dog Sledding
Learn to drive a dog team, experience the beauty of Alaska and help these beautiful dogs train for the Iditarod when you take a dog sledding tour.  Learn more about this unique experience by visiting Salmon Berry Tours.

Ice Fishing
With 29 stocked lakes in Anchorage alone, you're sure to catch plenty of fish on your ice fishing expedition.

Ice Skating & Hockey
Speed and twirl on smoothed surfaces or join a pickup game of hockey on one of Anchorage's five lakes used as skating rinks in the winter.

Zip down hills ranging from beginner slopes to advanced inclines on a flying saucer, sled, toboggan or tube. Find out more about Anchorage sledding.

Go on a guided snowmobile tour or just rent a machine and guide yourself around Alaska's beautiful snowscapes with Alaska Snow Tours.

Summer Activities

Kayaking & Biking
Hit the trails or paddle around one of Alaska's many lakes and rivers with gear from Alaska Sea Kayakers.

River Rafting
Explore Alaska by taking a scenic or white water raft adventure with NOVA. Experienced tour guides keep you safe and informed.

Panning for Gold
Alaska Mining & Diving Supply offers information and equipment to get you started on your gold panning expedition.

Mushroom Picking
Load up on Morel mushrooms and other delicious varieties from Spring to Fall near Anchorage. Find out more here.

Golf nearly round the clock at Anchorage Golf Course in Alaska's summer months when the sun is up well past midnight.

Horseback Riding
Mount your proud steed and set off on a scenic ride with Horse Trekkin Alaska through trails where you may see moose, bears and a variety of other wildlife.

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Historic Anchorage Hotel 330 E Street Anchorage, Alaska 99501 United States Phone: 907-272-4553 Toll Free: 800-544-0988 Fax: 907-277-4483
Select Photos are courtesy of Frank Flavin