Other Things To Do
The tours below are suggestions for you to enjoy should you decide to get off the Turnagain Arm Shuttle. The prices listed are up to date and are subject to change without notice. Please check with each vendor to ensure accurate pricing.
Please make certain you have planned ahead and have a return shuttle pre-booked.
The Alyeska Aerial Tram is a three-to-seven minute scenic ride from The Hotel Alyeska to 2,300 ft in elevation and the top of Mt. Alyeska. From the Tram, you can see for miles in all directions – including views of the Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers, and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Mountain range. Don’t forget to look down! In the summer months, moose and bear sightings are common on our aerial tram rides, too. Many enjoy a hike up the mountain and take the tram down for FREE.
At the Upper Tram Terminal, there is an observation deck providing even more breath-taking panoramic views of majestic mountains, hanging glaciers, sparkling streams, towering spruce, and an array of wildlife. The observation deck is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lunch or beautiful evening sunset. Telescopes are also available along the deck. In the summer months, you can also enjoy exploring, berry picking and even hiking on a glacier.
Begich, Boggs Visitor Center is built upon the terminal moraine left behind by Portage Glacier in 1914. The Visitor Center offers an unique opportunity to learn about the Chugach National Forest, America's second largest single national forest. Award-winning exhibits, educational presentations, the film "Retreat and Renewal: Stories from Alaska's Chugach National Forest," and interpretive services are available to serve the public.
Hike far above treeline in the high-alpine tundra of Alaska's Chugach Mountains. The Alyeska Glacier is nestled in Glacier Bowl of the Alyeska Ski Resort, located in beautiful Girdwood Alaska. Overlooking breathtaking views of the Turnagain Arm and towering alpine peaks, hikers are consistently awed by traveling up and onto this small snow-covered glacier.
Portage Valley is a 14 mile isthmus that connects the Kenai Peninsula to mainland Alaska. Portage Glacier once extended the entire length of the valley. The glacial remnants that can be seen today are Explorer, Middle, Byron, Burns, and Shakespeare glaciers. While still massive in size, these glaciers stand as reminders of the immense ice sheets that once covered this landscape.
Bike the Trail of Blue Ice which offers many spectacular views of glaciers, wildlife, salmon, scenery, and of course wildflowers! The five-mile long trail (one way) is an easily accessible, flat and wide gravel path with boardwalks and bridges. This trail is ideal for hiking or biking, along the way are views of Byron, Middle, and Explorer glaciers. The trail also winds by the Williwaw Fish Viewing Platform, offering a chance to see spawning salmon. In addition, there is potential to see moose or black bear on or near the trail.
Phone (907) 277-BIKE(2453)
Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to view Alaska's most famous animals up close in a natural setting. During this visit, you'll get great pictures of real live bears, moose, musk-ox, caribou, bison, and more!
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care. AWCC has provided care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors like you have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop purchases.
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Discount applies for Ground Transport Only. Tours are excluded.
Shuttle prices are based on roundtrip and designed for you to get from point A to Point B and back.
Most places you will want to visit take at least 5 hours and the roundtrip without getting off takes 4.5 hours. So plan your day wisely.
Remember you are going into the Chugach State Park it's one of Alaska's largest parks. The park has Snow capped mountains, breathtaking scenery with non stop outdoor beauty. It can take up to three days to see it all!
It's often said, if you miss Turnagain Arm you missed Alaska!
Three day passes
There is so much to see and do along Turnagain Arm.
Do you have three days and more in Anchorage?
Then you may want to purchase our most economical option of a three day Turnagain Arm Shuttle Pass so you can do more at your leisure.
Three day passes are designed to be used by the purchaser or designated name on the pass. ID will be required to use three day passes.