Hand-Picked Anchorage Outdoor Activities

Where Adventurous Travelers Rejoice

If you're planning on visiting Alaska, we can already guess you have an adventurous soul. When staying with GuestHouse Inn & Suites, enjoy a full range of exciting Anchorage outdoor activities, including dog sledding, fishing, 4-wheeling, bike tours, hiking and more. Take in the awe-inspiring sights while designing your very own adventure. One thing's for certain, you'll never run out of unique things to do in Anchorage.

Our Favorite Outdoor Activities in Anchorage:

4-Wheeling

Seeing unexplored wilderness surrounding Anchorage is easy on a 4-wheeling backcountry endeavor. ATV rental companies and tour operators are happy to assist beginners as well as experienced riders for a morning, day, or multi-day adventure.

Bicycle Tours

Anchorage has been called a “bike utopia” by Bicycling Magazine and was ranked among “America's Best Bike Cities.”  Mountain bikers will enjoy visiting Kincaid and its 39 miles of looping trails including nine miles of new single-track, or the inclines and single-track of the Hillside trail system. Downhill bikers can ride the lifts of Alyeska Resort and descend more than 2,000 feet to the valley floor.

Dog Sledding

One of the more iconic activities in Alaska is dog sledding. Let a pack of huskies pull a speeding dogsled and musher along a snow-packed trail or opt for a summer tour.

Fishing

From salmon and rainbow trout to Dolly Varden and arctic grayling, fish are abundant around these parts. Easy access to rivers, lakes and saltwater has also earned Anchorage a spot on Field & Stream magazine’s list of America’s Best Fishing Cities. 

Gold Panning & Mining

Get ready to relive Alaska's gold rush era by trying your luck in panning for gold at Crow Creek and Indian Valley mines. 

Hiking

With 155 peaks within Chugach State Park alone, Anchorage hiking trails are seemingly endless. There are numerous tour guides to help you find your way and also opportunities for ice climbing.

Wildlife Viewing

A year-round attraction, wildlife viewing offers incredible sightseeing at close proximity. Witness amazing animals like moose, bears, eagles and whales.