In 1970 this area was declared a park. It is 500,000 acres of the Chugach Range's side and the entire area is within the ... More
Chugach State Park
In 1970 this area was declared a park. It is 500,000 acres of the Chugach Range's side and the entire area is within the municipality of Anchorage. With a 5,000 vertical foot rise and three major campgrounds to the north of Anchorage, this wilderness area is filled with wildlife including moose, wolves, brown and black bear and more. A favorite hike is the 1.5 mile Flattop Mountain Hike which begins at the end of Toilsome Hill Road.
We had a great time driving around Chugach. We spent most of our time here in the Eagle Creek area. Definitely make the drive out to the Eagle Creek Nature Center.
There you will find a charming little center with friendly staff and information about the plant and wild life in the area. Used to be a stop on the Iditorod.
From there take the hike out to the beaver dam overlook. Fun and the views are stunning. Some of the trails were closed due to bear sightings but that just added to the adventure.