These 6 Waterfalls In Alaska Will Leave You Breathless
Hundreds of beautiful waterfalls in Alaska have undetermined lifespans because they are created by glacial melt off. Though these waterfalls will only last the lifetime of the glacier itself, they are still some of the most spectacular sights in Alaska. Other falls around the state are equally as impressive and are easier to get to than by cruise ship or kayak. Check out these 6 awesome waterfalls and let us know which one you like the best!
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Aren’t these beautiful waterfalls in Alaska absolutely breathtaking? What did you think? Which one is your favorite? Share your falls photos with us in the comments below!
Alaska has 43 waterfalls significant enough in size and impression to have been named, according to the United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System. However, due to the snow melt every year, there are countless small waterfalls all around the state that cascade off of the sides of the mountains. You’ll spot them during spring and summer, feeding into the rivers and streams that make their way to lakes or the ocean.
Can you drive up to any waterfalls?
Yes! Two of the most impressive waterfalls, Horsetail Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, are easy to see and located right on the Richardson Highway. They are just a few miles outside of Valdez, Alaska, and they pull in thousands of visitors every year. There is a generously sized parking lot where you can pull over and gaze at these waterfalls up close. Valdez is known as “The Land of the Waterfalls,” and these two waterfalls and beautiful testaments to that namesake.
Casea Peterson grew up archery hunting, fishing, and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest. Motivated by her love for the outdoors she moved to Alaska to attend school and to spend time exploring the last frontier. If she doesn’t have a pen in hand or her nose in a book, she can be found out on a lake or up in the woods around a fire with friends.
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