The largest state in the US is Alaska. It’s also one of least populated, which means two things: vast stretches of heart-stirring wilderness and plenty of great small towns. These communities are remote, unique, and gorgeous. Alaska’s history is replete with gold miners, American Indians, adventurers, and wildlife-enthusiasts.
The state keeps its appeal year round, despite some extreme weather. It’s got everything from island escapes, famous salmon fisheries, historic gold-rush preservation, and every incredible outdoor adventure you could want.
Lets have a look at the best small towns to visit in Alaska:
Because the state is not part of the continental US, there are plenty of areas that you could call the states hidden gems. And the top of that list is Cordova. Forming the head of Orca Inlet in Prince William Sound, the town is surrounded by mountains carved from glaciers, dense green forest, wetlands filled with wildlife, and tons of water. Which means that hiking, skiing, photography, birding, fishing, and flight seeing are all on the menu.
Nearby is Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the US. With over 13 million acres that have been formed by plate tectonics, many of the peaks here rival the elevation of the Himalayas. Be sure to trek down Copper River Highway to see the Child Glacier and the Million Dollar Bridge (built in 1910).