Hike the history-laden Chilkoot Trail with Lonely Planet Alaska Travel Guide

Bears larger than bison, national parks the size of nations, and glaciers bigger than other US states. The word 'epic' barely does Alaska justice. 

Lonely Planet’s Alaska is our most comprehensive guide that extensively covers all that Alaska has to offer, with recommendations for both popular and lesser-known experiences. Hike the history-laden Chilkoot Trail, spot icebergs and wildlife in Glacier Bay and marvel at the majesty of the Northern Lights; all with your trusted travel companion.

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Lonely Planet writer Brendan Sainsbury describes why he loves Alaska. "Like many travelers, I am drawn to roads less traveled, isolated frontier regions where spontaneity and excitement rule over certainty and home comforts. Alaska fits all of these requirements. Challenging, unpolished and, on occasions, a hard nut to crack, it is, in many ways, the antithesis of the country where I grew up (the UK). Like a stranger in a strange land, I never fail to be astonished by the state's extremes and gaping lack of people. And though travel here isn't always easy, it's a constant education".

Top 10 Alaska

Denali Star Train

Ferry to the Aleutians

Chilkoot Trail

Katmai National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park





Gates of the Arctic

Covers The Bush, Kodiak, Katmai & Southwest Alaska, Denali & the Interior, Anchorage & Around, Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound and Juneau & the Southeast and more

Writers: Brendan Sainsbury, Catherine Bodry, Adam Karlin