Eagle River-Chugiak is located within the Municipality of Anchorage and is reached by road at Mile 13.4 of the Glenn Highway. There is bus service between downtown Anchorage and Eagle River.
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Eagle River Nature Center +
Eklutna Village Historical Park +
One of the most interesting anthropological sites in Alaska is preserved at Eklutna Village Historical Park. Here the where the Athabascan and Russian Orthodox cultures are enshrined within St Nicholas Church, outdoor altars and the 80 brightly colored spirit boxes located in a Denaina Athabascan cemetery. Native Alaskans provide tours of the park for an insight into their culture.
Rafting and kayaking +
The Eagle River is well known for its whitewater that entices kayakers and rafters to float it throughout the summer. At Mile 7.4 of Eagle River Road is a put-in for rafts and kayaks to float the Class I and II section of the river. Class III and IV rapids are located upstream and are accessed from a put-in at Echo Bend at the Eagle River Nature Center. Outfitters offer guided rafting trips down the wildest stretches of the river.
Thunderbird Falls +
Thunderbird Falls is a gorgeous little waterfall and the grand finale awaiting visitors who hike the easy, 2-mile Thunder Falls Trail. The trailhead is well posted and reached from the Thunderbird Falls exit at Mile 25 of the Glenn Hwy.
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