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Turnagain Arm - Southcentral Alaska

Arguably the most scenic stretch of highway in Alaska. Sweeping views of the Cook Inlet and majestic mountains. Every turn and every visit on the highway reveals something new. Witness the Dall Sheep playing on the sides of mountains right above your head. Beluga Whales bobbing up and down on the incoming tides. Rock climbers just doing their thing. Parasailers riding the wind on Turnagain arm. Watch people surfboarding the Bore Tide that comes in on certain days of the month. Plenty of pull-offs to get out and enjoy the scenery while you travel. Stop in the town of Girdwood for some ice cream. You will see remnants of the town of Portage that was flooded out in the 1964 earthquake. Glacier Creek, Bird Creek, and Twentymile River offer up some great fishing. Trails galore such as Turnagain Arm Trail, Bird Ridge, and Mchugh creek. Try your luck gold panning at Indian Valley Mine. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a close-up view of Alaska's Wildlife. Turnagain Arm was named by Captain James Cook on his search for the Northwest Passage. This is one section of Alaska you do not want to miss.

Chugach State Park: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/aspunits/chugach/chugachindex.htm


Chugach National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/chugach/