It's no secret that people come here to get outside, as Alaska has some of the most incredible scenery in the United States.
The list of opportunities to experience the Alaska backcountry is about as massive as the backcountry itself. Narrow down some of the choices by deciding how you'd like to encounter it: camping, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, river rafting, fishing, wildlife viewing, mountain climbing...the list goes on and on. Many tour outfitters offer guided trips for all abilities, all seasons and all time spans. You can basically custom design your own guided backcountry experience.
Hikers will find an amazing trail system that snakes through most major communities, and every state and national park. Alaska has a trail for everyone, from accessible nature paths to challenging mountain hikes, which almost always leads to places so breathtaking, you'll think you're in a scene from some blockbuster adventure movie. Endless trails also exist for cyclists, joggers and walkers, while long-distance riders can use the highways, which vary in road surface and shoulder width.