It feels like the end of the Earth... a place that few humans have seen. Glaciers plunge down mountains to waters brimming with sea life. You marvel at Kachemak Bay's dramatic weather. And at the wildflowers and rushing waterfalls on the Kenai Peninsula. Your sense of the wilderness will never be the same after this.
1 Homer, one of Alaska's most scenic towns —see for yourself why it was nicknamed "The End of the Road" Hike along bluffs overlooking town and Kachemak Bay, a 40-mile-long arm of the Cook Inlet famous for its extreme tides Settle into our comfortable waterfront accommodations located at the tip of the world's second-longest natural spit.
2 Trek to amazing Grewingk Glacier, where you may spot caribou and Dall sheep En route to Glacier Lake, you're surrounded by Kachemak Bay State Park's 400,000 acres of wilderness, reachable only by air and sea—though still part of the Kenai Peninsula, you'll feel like you're on a remote island Care to meet some water-loving locals? Sea otters, porpoises, loons and bald eagles may say hello.
3-4 Enjoy the wildflowers and spruce forest on a trail along Skilak Lake, whose crystal-clear water is fed by a nearby glacier The picturesque town of Seward invites a wander The hike of a lifetime along Exit Glacier leads to staggering views of Resurrection River Valley and Harding Icefield, a glacier spanning more than 900 square miles and concealing an entire mountain range under several thousand feet of ice Keep your eyes out for mountain goats, moose, black bears and marmots in the dense forest of Kenai Fjords National Park.
5-6 Hike to Crow Pass for a closer look at the Raven Glacier, following a route that was once part of the historic Iditarod Trail Experience Alaska's extreme temperatures as you climb to snow-laden heights Follow Winner Creek through the temperate coastal forest of Cook Inlet while snacking on wild blueberries The sound of rushing water accompanies us en route to Winner Creek Gorge, where the creek passes through a narrow granite passage and becomes an intense deluge.