Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve stretches out over 3 million acres of Alaskan forest, glacier and fjord. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and overwhelmingly comprised of wilderness with no maintained trails. Backpackers looking for an multi-day trip can make use of the park’s alpine meadows and coastal beaches. Casual hikers searching for a tamer trek should visit Bartlett Cove, home of the National Parks Service’s sole outpost within the park. Though the park has few hiking opportunities, it is perfect for kayakers. Paddling through the bay is the best way to see the parks many glaciers.