One of the most beautiful views in town, this overlook offers Westchester Lagoon below and the 13,000-foot vertical rise of ... More
Westchester Lagoon Overlook
One of the most beautiful views in town, this overlook offers Westchester Lagoon below and the 13,000-foot vertical rise of the Chugach Range to the East. Between these two points sits the city's many office buildings and homes dotting the valley. In the fall, Termination Dust (snow) creeps down the side of the Range and signals the end to another summer. In winter, the ice-covered lagoon and hoarfrost-covered trees are complemented by the white giants behind them.
When the "Good Friday" earthquake rocked Anchorage in March of 1964, the area that is now the park was an
affluent residential area on the bluffs above Cook Inlet. The 9.2 earthquake dropped these homes into 30 foot crevasses ...
This park may be driven to, or accessed by walking down the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail from downtown (about 1
mile south on the trail). The park includes a fitness area with pull up bars, sit up bench and ...
The Alaska Railroad covers 500 miles from Seward to Fairbanks. In 1985, the Railroad was purchased by the State of
Alaska from the federal government. Rebuilt and improved on in 1997, the first floor is designated for passenger ticketing ...