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Food & Drink

Kaladi Brother Coffee is a mainstay in Anchorage and offers up plenty of delicious coffee drinks.

For hole-in-the-wall pho, look no further than: Pho Lena

Organic and always good any time of day: Middle Way Cafe

Other options: Moose's Tooth Pizza, Glacier Brewing, Midnight Sun Brewery.

Other Activities

Anchorage is a major launching point for all things Alaska. Climbing, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing and scenic driving are just a few things that can be done in the area.

Recommended Routes in Anchorage - 27

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Favorite Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Difficult

Crow Pass / Eagle River Trail - Iditarod National Historic Trail

23.0 mi 37.1 km 3,013' Up 918.26 m Up 4,036' Down 1230.09 m Down

Girdwood, AK
Favorite Cook Inlet, Alaska
Difficult

Flattop Mountain

3.0 mi 4.8 km 1,244' Up 379.13 m Up 1,244' Down 379.13 m Down

Anchorage, AK
Favorite Wolverine Peak Trail, with Mt. Redoubt volcano on the horizon.
Difficult

Wolverine Peak

9.7 mi 15.7 km 3,542' Up 1079.53 m Up 3,542' Down 1079.49 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite From the summit of Flattop. Chugach Mountains, Alaska.
Difficult

Flatttop to Ptarmigan Loop

9.4 mi 15.1 km 4,135' Up 1260.28 m Up 4,097' Down 1248.69 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Difficult

Baldy to Mile High

15.3 mi 24.6 km 6,113' Up 1863.38 m Up 5,796' Down 1766.55 m Down

Eagle R…, AK
Favorite Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Difficult

Tikishla Peak Loop

14.1 mi 22.6 km 5,022' Up 1530.83 m Up 5,022' Down 1530.79 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Looking east toward Williwaw Lakes from the end of Ball Field.
Intermediate/Difficult

Williwaw Lakes Tour

19.9 mi 32.0 km 4,245' Up 1293.88 m Up 4,244' Down 1293.62 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Powerline Pass Trail at Glen Alps. Chugach State Park, Alaska
Difficult

Hidden Lake Out and Back

9.8 mi 15.8 km 1,701' Up 518.35 m Up 1,701' Down 518.58 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite View of Eagle River.
Difficult

Rendezvous Peak to Mt. Gordon Lyons

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,879' Up 572.65 m Up 1,877' Down 572.26 m Down

Elmendo…, AK

Anchorage Hiking

  • 471 Miles 757 Kilometers of Trail
  • 28 Recommended Routes
  • 27 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 47 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 42 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Anchorage - 88

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #3McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #4Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #5South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Flattop Backside Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #7Potter Marsh Trail
Easy
Anchorage, AK
Easy
Anchorage, AK
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8South Avalanche Mountain Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.3 mi 0.6 km #9Lee's Train
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
2.3 mi 3.7 km #10Knoya Peak Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK

Photos of Anchorage - 127

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Rainbow Peak scramble with expansive views.
Feb 16, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Apr 30, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK
Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Feb 15, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Apr 30, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Summit photo above the fog
Jan 25, 2018 near Girdwood, AK
Summit photo on top of the finger-like rock formation.
Feb 1, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Apr 12, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
View from Temptation Peak looking north with Ship Creek to the right and Snowhawk valley to the left.
Jan 23, 2019 near Elmendo…, AK