There are so many public lands in Alaska219,023,462 acres, more than 69% of Alaska's total acreagethat it's sometimes hard for travelers to figure out where to begin their journey. We suggest the most obvious and accessible place: Alaska's backyard, the Chugach and Tongass National Forests.

The immediate playground for nearly two-thirds of Alaskans, the country's two largest national forests have endless adventures that Alaskans take advantage of every day, all year long.

Check out some suggested trip itineraries and travel information on places to visit on Alaska's national forests.