Are you dreaming of a trip to Anchorage, Alaska this year? Whether you’ve started planning or are still pinning down your ideas, Alaska Trail Guides are here to help plan a packed itinerary whatever time of year you get here.
Outdoor adventurers and culture vultures can visit Alaska’s largest city in any season, with an array of wilderness and museums to enjoy. As keen outdoor enthusiasts, our friendly professional team has pulled together the perfect itinerary for every season.
While we specialize in high-quality small-group biking tours in Anchorage, our interests extend to many pursuits, including hiking, learning about local heritage, and finding a good bite! Keep scrolling to find out more about our favorite activities throughout the year.
As locals with their fingers on the pulse of the best nature trails, if you want something a little special for your Anchorage vacation, get in touch! We’re here to help make your trip one for the books.
Spring in Anchorage, Alaska
This season is a magical time in Anchorage. The days are longer and the snow is melting, making spring the perfect time to explore Anchorage’s trails. The wildlife stretches into life, with this season seeing moose calves born, bears rolling out of their dens, and whales returning to the coast.
As the cool sunshine lights up Anchorage, spring is a good time to see the city’s many museums and galleries. Visitors can enjoy the Alaska Native Heritage Center and learn about the history and traditions of Alaska’s Indigenous cultures through storytelling and activities.
To see the first spring flowers in bloom and the snow dropping from the trees, take a hike! No, really, check out our Best 10 Trails and Hikes in Anchorage to experience nature up close and personal.
Moose Calves in Anchorage (Source | License)
Summer in Anchorage, Alaska
Visitors flock to Anchorage in the summer months of June, July, and August as the temperatures are ideal and the daylight hours are the longest at this time of year. These months are great for easygoing outdoor activities and exploring nature.
The world is your oyster in summer, whether you want to explore the city on our Anchorage city biking tours or explore the stunning Chugach Mountains, panoramic views and wildlife spotting awaits!
Our Anchorage Greenbelt Bike Tour is a great way to explore one of the finest urban trail systems in the States while experiencing the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Chester Creek Trail, and Campbell Creek Trail.
If you want to sit back and enjoy the views on a day trip, we recommend hopping on the train. The Alaska Railroad showcases the summer scenery and evokes the nostalgia of traveling by rail.
The train travels from the largest city in the state, along one of the most scenic highways in the nation, deep into remote wilderness. Wrap your way along the coast, through the mountains, and past glaciers and wildlife.
Take your journey further by exploring at one of the several stops it makes in Girdwood, Spencer, Whittier, or Seward.
Autumn in Anchorage, Alaska
As the temperatures start to cool down and there are fewer visitors in Anchorage, take advantage of the off-season by exploring hiking the trails.
Bikers can try our Anchorage Private Bike Tours — Singletrack Sampler to explore Kincaid Park with panoramic views of the Cook Inlet and get their mountain biking on! Experience the blur of fall colors on two wheels as your adrenaline heightens.
Kincaid Park is over 1,500 acres, has 45 miles of trails, and is home to an abundance of Alaskan wildlife. Feel the rush of the flowing singletrack that rides like a roller coaster and get some air on the jumps and bank off berms!
Winter in Anchorage, Alaska
The winter months in Anchorage are not for the faint of heart! With temperatures averaging 15 degrees, we understand that a winter visit isn’t for everyone. That said, our city comes alive at this time of year, with epic opportunities for snow sports drawing visitors from worldwide.
If you’re ready to raise your temperature in a beautiful setting, join us on a once-in-a-lifetime Fat Bike Winter Tour in Anchorage. Suitable for beginners to experts, Anchorages boasts over 150 miles of winter trails and these tours show you the best within the network.
Kick up some snow with our fat tire bikes! Complete with studded tires these wheels are the best way to navigate the cooler terrain and take you on a wonderful winter adventure.
Other snow-based activities include skiing, skating, or dog sledding to pump up your adrenaline! Experience the majesty of the Alaskan wilderness and keep your eyes peeled to see the Northern Lights in the clear winter skies. Magical!
Which season will you decide to visit Anchorage? If one of our bike tours has caught your eye and you want to add additional activities pre or post-ride, get in touch with us!
Together, we’ll create the perfect excursion for your trip and answer any questions you have. Until next time, happy traveling!