Get ready to take in the breathtaking sites of wild Alaska as your group travels to Valdez, a destination popularly known for holding America’s most scenic roads as well as the infamous Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The 800-mile feat of architectural engineering that is the Trans-Alaska Pipeline travels from Prudhoe Bay to the Port of Valdez and carries an astonishing 25 percent of the nation’s oil. Valdez, known also for its majestic tourist destination, Keystone Canyon, and historic brush with the gold rush, is another destination where the scenery really does say it all.
Boasting several glaciers, waterfalls, and towering mountains, this location is known for being a photographer’s paradise. Stop in the quaint town of Glennallen for gas or food before taking “Adventure Corridor,” the drive everyone talks about when mentioning Valdez. During this scenic drive, your group will be able to witness several larger-than-life mountains, drive between glacier valleys, and get closer than expected to several impressive waterfalls. To name just a few scenic sites, Thompson Pass gives access to the intimidatingly large Worthington Glacier, and Horsetail and Bridal Veil Falls are accessible from the Glenn Highways as well.
Since Valdez was named after Port Valdez, make sure you head over to the site of the natural fjord and take advantage of kayaking, ice fishing, ice climbing, or any other of the many outdoor activities popular in this area! There's plenty to see and do in Alaska's largest port city. Find yourself participating in arctic sunbathing, take a highly recommended wildlife cruise of Prince William Sound, explore the Valdez Glaciers, or tour the town and experience the city like locals. Between the wildlife, food, history, and phenomenal scenery, you'll want to spend days in Valdez.