The last frontier, the 49th state, the land where everyone goes that wants to get as far away from civilization as possible. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, lets face it – everyone that is already in Alaska has an advantage over those “lower 48’ers.” Plus, we have a sneaking suspicion that many locals would probably just hunker down in their gun safe and prepare for battle instead of running anywhere. But if running is your thing, here is a list of the 10 best places to hide in Alaska in the event of a super creepy zombie apocalypse.
1. Adak (Aleutian Chain)
You will be far, far away from the zombie apocalypse in Alaska's southernmost town of Adak. It is also the westernmost town of the United States. Adak is near the end of the Aleutians, a chain of around 200 islands that arc out from southwest Alaska and separate the North Pacific Ocean from the Bering Sea. Being the land of high winds, sub-zero temperatures, and up to 100 inches of snowfall a year - most of the zombie apocalypse won't want to bother weathering the storm. So you'll be safe in Adak where there are caribou up to 700 pounds.
2. Denali National Park & Preserve (Interior)
Denali National Park and Preserve encompasses 6 million acres of Alaska’s interior wilderness. So if you can find anywhere to hide from the zombie apocalypse, it's in DNP. With terrain of tundra, spruce forest and glaciers, the park is home to wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and dall sheep - all of which will probably assist in scaring away those sissy zombies.
3. East End Road (Homer)
Just one way in and one way out. Well, unless the zombies know how to navigate a boat or plane. Go the the "end of the road" down the Homer Spit or veer east to a more secluded area down East End Road. Either way, the zombies will have a heck of a time finding you. You will be safe for months on end living primarily off wild seafood as you will be in the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World."
4. Katmai National Park & Preserve (Southwest)
Do you see all those bears at Brooks Camp? Yeah, that takes care of the zombie apocalypse problem real quick. Our money is definitely on the bears. This beautiful preserve spans over four million acres of remote, wild, and spectacular country. And after the zombies try to take over, you will be totally content living off a seemingly endless amount of delicious sockeye salmon.
5. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (North Slope Region)
With over 19 million acres in the North Slope region - the zombie apocalypse will not have it easy if they are coming after you in this huge crown jewel. Home to home to 37 species of land mammals, eight marine mammals, 42 fish species and more than 200 migratory bird species - the zombies will have quite the competition if they dare to come near you.
6. Montague Island (Prince William Sound)
This is the largest uninhabited island in the United States. A 50-mile-long mountainous spine projecting out of the azure waters of Prince William Sound will leave you breathless. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, let's be honest - you're safest on a remote island. You can survive for a long time out here living off fresh seafood including herring, halibut, lingcod, rockfish, silver salmon and black bass. Sitka blacktail deer are another very prominent meat source out here.
7. Lowell Point (Seward)
Located within the town of Seward, Lowell Point State Recreation Site is a remote area that offers trails back deep into the wilderness - sure to be the best hiding spot in the event of a zombie apocalypse. The 4.5 mile coastal trail leads from Lowell Point to the recreation area, ending at North Beach. A portion of this trail can be hiked only at low tide. Historic trails following old army roads take hikers to Fort McGilvray and on to South Beach. So if the zombies haven't been doing their cardio, you'll definitely be safe out here.
8. Barrow (Far North)
This is the perfect place to be in the event of a zombie apocalypse because it is the largest of the many remote villages in Alaska, not accessible by roadways. It is the 11th northernmost public community in the world and is the northernmost city in the United States of America.
9. Prince of Wales Island (Southeast)
At 140 miles long and more than 2,230 square miles, Prince of Wales Island is the country's fourth-largest island, after Alaska's Kodiak Island, Hawaii's Big Island and Puerto Rico. With around 990 miles of coastline that is surrounded by bays, coves and straits, it would be easy to throw the zombie apocalypse overboard and live off the land. World-class fishing and bear, wolf and deer hunting will keep you fat and happy. The predator creatures can also assist in ridding the zombie apocalypse.
10. Hatcher Pass (Southcentral)
If nothing else, Hatcher Pass is one of the most beautiful areas to be stranded in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Hatcher Pass is a mountain pass through the southwest part of the Talkeetna Mountains. If you survive the zombie apocalypse, you can spend your time gold panning, berry picking, hiking, biking, horseback riding,mountain skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the 300,000-acre Hatcher Pass Management Area.
So whether you are going to the northernmost or southernmost edge of the United States, escaping into millions of acres of remote wilderness or you are simply letting the bears protect you – the zombie apocalypse doesn’t stand a chance against anyone in Alaska. Would you go to one of these incredible locations in the event of a zombie apocalypse, or can you think of some place better?