At the base of grand mountain peaks and at the pristine waterfront of the Gastineau Channel is Juneau, Alaska’s Peak Experience.
Alaska’s capital city, Juneau is located in Southeast Alaska. The Tongass Rainforest climate provides Juneau with lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers. Early settlers included miners during Alaska’s gold rush and Russian fur traders. The Tlingit and Haida Indians were the first settlers to our area. Native Alaska influence is prominent today in Juneau.
Juneau offers unparalleled glacier viewing from Tracy Arm Fjord, Mendenhall Glacier, the Juneau Icefield and Glacier Bay National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts will love Juneau’s extraordinary kayaking, dogsledding, rafting, biking, hiking and glacier hiking. Winter enthusiasts will enjoy snowboarding and downhill, cross-country and heli-skiing.
Abundant salmon and halibut fishing is also available minutes from our downtown. Wilderness cabins and fishing lodges cater to anglers seeking the remote Alaska fishing experience.
Juneau flightseeing excursions feature spectacular scenery. Incredible wildlife inhabits areas in and around Juneau. Our downtown area is served by tramway up Mt. Roberts, where wilderness is instantly accessible. Nearby Admiralty Island National Monument, features one of the largest concentrations of brown bear in the world. Icy Strait offers unprecedented whale watching.
Juneau is Alaska as you can only imagine. Scenery that lures. Adventure that inspires. Heritage that fascinates. An experience that will leave you enchanted.
All about Juneau Juneau, Alaska’s capital is the third largest city in the state. Like Alaska, Juneau is full of contrasts, a sophisticated cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Nestled at the base of towering mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, the community’s rich culture and history is displayed throughout the town and in several local museums.
Travelers can hike miles of scenic trails through temperate rainforest, tidal beaches and up mountains capped by alpine meadows. The area’s stunning beauty is best viewed from the air and sea. Helicopters and fixed-wing air craft whisk visitors up to the spectacular Juneau Icefield. While fleets of marine vessels stand ready to provide personal encounters with Southeast Alaska abundant aquatic wildlife. View the Mendenhall Glacier, the state’s top attraction. Its impressive face is roughly 100 feet high and 1.5 mile wide. The U.S. Forest Service observatory provides visitors with rare insight to glacial movements.
Because of Juneau location, the area offers convenient access to Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy Arm Fjord, the Taku River, Admiralty Island & Pack Creek Bear Preserve, as well as a host of secluded wilderness resorts.
Whether it’s the serenity of an alpine meadow or the thrill of witnessing a breaching whale, adventure runs wild in Juneau.