Chugach State Park and National Forest

Portage Glacier – Anchorage, Alaska

Portage Glacier – Anchorage, Alaska

Address: 13101 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516


  • Favorite hiking trails

  • Walk Flattop, Alaska’s most-hiked mountain

  • Explore nearby glaciers

  • Short drive from anywhere in Anchorage

  • View all of Anchorage and Turnagain Arm

  • Spot Mount Susitna, “The Sleeping Lady”

  • See Denali, North America's tallest peak

  • Best spots to take in stunning sunsets

  • Access to additional hiking trails

  • Popular fall berry-picking places

Key Details

  • Duration: 2+ hour hikes

  • Flattop Elevation: 3,350 ft.

  • Moderate to difficult hike

  • Cost: $5 park fee (or pass)

  • Family Friendly

  • Hours of Operation: 24/7 year-round

  • Restrooms available


Experience Alaska’s natural beauty via the Chugach State Park and National Forest. Just a short drive from anywhere in Anchorage, Chugach State Park includes Flattop, Alaska’s most climbed mountain and a vast trail system perfect for hikers of all abilities. Enjoy stunning views of Anchorage, Turnagain Arm, and North America’s highest peak, Denali. Access amazing glaciers via Chugach trailheads in Girdwood and Portage Valley. Chugach State Park offers some of the best viewing spots to take in Alaska’s breathtaking sunsets.

Flattop Mountain Sunset – Anchorage, Alaska
Flattop Mountain Sunset – Anchorage, Alaska
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