UAA grants easy access to the extensive Chester Creek Trail System.
Kincaid and Hillside Parks provide great recreational opportunities, including multi-use trails and frisbee golf.
This is a great reference for day and overnight hikes in the greater Anchorage area.
Interested in downhill skiing? Beginners will enjoy Hilltop, while more advanced skiers should head to Alyeska, located 40 miles south of Anchorage in scenic Girdwood.
Turnagain Arm boasts one of the world's largest Bore Tides that attracts adventurous kayakers and paddleboarders.
In need of equipment? UAA has a Gear Room with some of the cheapest rental rates in town. There is also an annual Ski Swap.
Looking to meet other outdoor enthusiasts or learn to cross country ski? Check out the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage.