Fall in Alaska really takes the cake. There’s so much to take advantage of this time of year that you really can’t experience during the other seasons. With so many things to do in fall in Alaska, it can be hard choosing what to do! From better wildlife viewing, to chilly morning hikes through the changing fall foliage, this short but special time of year means something different to every person who lives here. It’s time to gear up and buckle down for the winter, or if you’re a snowbird that means it’s time to hop a flight to Cabo Wabo, far away from the impending snow and ice.

We love this list of things to do in fall in Alaska. Do you know of any other activities or common sights you tend to see around autumn in Alaska? Let us know in the comments below!

If you’re looking for some more fabulous things to do this season, check out these 9 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Alaska With A Spectacular End View.

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Things To Do In Fall In Alaska

Why is autumn so cheap to visit Alaska?

Many tourist think that the cool weather temperatures are a little intimidating when they plan their trip to Alaska. Our summer days can soar up to 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit in the interior, and usually hover at around 50 degrees on the cooler, rainy days in the Southeast. This makes the summer more attractive to many travelers afraid of Alaska’s cold. But what they don’t know is that even if the air is a bit crisper, there are many gorgeous sights to see in the fall season!

Where’s the best place to go hiking in the fall in Alaska?

The best part about autumn in Alaska is that everywhere has wonderful places to explore. You can follow the leaves changing all the way down the Parks Highway or the Richardson Highway to the coast, and watch our state come alive with golden colors. There’s fantastic hiking just about everywhere!

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