We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Alaska is a very unforgiving state. From vivacious seas, steep mountain terrain, undeveloped yet well-traveled road systems, sprawling back-country, unpredictable wildlife, and an abundance of summertime visitors, Alaska can be a very precarious place. Without further ado, here are the most dangerous places in Alaska that require just a bit of extra caution.

Although dangerous, the Last Frontier is still the most beautiful state in all of the nation. But if you are going to venture off the beaten path and experience the most dangerous places in Alaska, be sure to use caution and be prepared for anything, whether that be wicked winter weather, sporadic wildlife, or being stuck in the remote back-country. A rule of thumb in Alaska is that “one can never be too prepared or too over-prepared.” Plan for the worst and hope for the best. Can you think of any other dangerous, deadly places to add to the list?

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What's the single most dangerous place in Alaska?

After reading the above article about the most dangerous places in Alaska, you probably now understand that visiting the Last Frontier requires some preparation in order to have a safe and memorable experience. That's especially true of Denali National Park. If you are planning a trip to this park, be aware of the following:

  • The climate and weather system of the park can change almost instantaneously.
  • The altitude also poses a serious threat. Being over 20,000 feet high paired with the fact that the mountain is located a great distance from the equator means the air is extremely thin.
  • Avalanches are another serious threat to hiking Denali.
  • The second greatest cause of death: falling.


What should I put on my Alaska bucket list?

For many people, going to Alaska is a bucket-list-worthy experience. If you're planning a trip to the Last Frontier, there are plenty of activities you should consider. Some of our very favorite Alaskan experiences include:

  • Fur Rondy
  • Staying in a Forest Service Cabin
  • Seward on the 4th of July
  • Climbing Flat Top
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standing on a glacier
  • Ice cave exploring
  • Riding the rails
  • Seeing the northern lights
  • Enjoying a slice of pizza and cold beer at Moose's Tooth Pub
  • Going camping in any season
  • Driving the Alaskan Highway
  • A visit to Tracy's King Crab Shake in Juneau
  • Fishing
  • Chena Hot Springs

Learn more about these bucket-list-worthy experiences in Alaska.

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