Last FrontierLife at the edge of it all

Fairbanks' strategic Interior location means venturing no further than a few minutes from town for a great-outdoors-experience. Surrounded by wilderness, you'll find nearby areas perfect for hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, dog mushing, skiing, camping, fishing, hunting, and backpacking. We have a breadth and variety of options that can satisfy virtually any Alaska wilderness-seeker.

With wilderness comes wildlife & one of Alaska's greatest treasures. Remember your binoculars to get close-up views of geese, ducks, cranes and swans at Creamer's Field, a migratory bird refuge less than five minutes from downtown. Binoculars are also a good tip for Denali National Park and Preserve and other wilderness areas to bring into view moose, caribou, Dall sheep and grizzly bear. Find boundless outdoor adventure for the thrill-seeker or the wondering observer year-round both in and near Fairbanks.

Also see: Creamers Field

did you know

  • Hot springs make up 124 geothermal areas in the state, with the closest to Fairbanks being Chena (62 mile drive east), Melozi (200 mile flight northwest) and Manley (160 mile drive west).
  • Travel by boat or air are important means of transportation in Alaska where highways only cover about one-third of the state.
  • 80,000 square miles of tundra comprise the Arctic, north of the Brooks Range.