The USA's Last Frontier and a Wild Wonderland
Known as “the Last Frontier,” Alaska is nothing short of wild and grand in both size and scenery. Bordering the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering, Beaufort and Chukchi seas, the largest state in the USA (more than twice the size of Texas) is home to the USA’s longest coastline and most volcanoes. The state also boasts the highest peak in North America, Mount McKinley.
Thanks to its northern location, Alaska has spectacular glaciers and fields of ice, like the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefield, which is larger than the state of Rhode Island. The rugged landscape is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, which can be seen fishing for salmon in Katmai National Park. You’ll also find moose, caribou, mountain goats, bald eagles, whales and seals in Alaska’s 15 National Parks, preserves, monuments and national historical parks.