Cordova | (CDV) | core doh' vuh
"Alaska's Hidden Treasure"
Cordova is located at the southeastern end of Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska. The community was built on Orca Inlet at the base of Eyak Mountain. It lies 78 nautical miles southeast of Valdez and 97 nautical miles southeast of Whittier. Nestled in the heart of a spectacular wilderness, the community looks to the ocean and forest for its livelihood. Watch commercial fishermen haul in their catch, try your hand at sport fishing, take a walk to Sheridan Glacier or ride the chair lift to the top of Eyak Mountain. Make sure to visit the Ilanka Cultural Center with a fully articulated whale skeleton on display in the two-story entry atrium, as well as exhibits, classes and museum quality art are for sale.
- Shaped by its dramatic natural setting, rich cultural heritage and colorful residents.
- With fourteen hiking trails covering a total of 35 miles, all accessible from the Copper River Scenic Highway, there is something for every age and ability.
- Fly over glaciers or take a quick 15 minute drive to Sheridan Glacier for a distinctly "other world" experience.
- Mt. Eyak Ski Area, within walking distance from the center of town, offers skiers a dramatic view of Orca Inlet and Prince William Sound.
- Visit www.cordovachamber.com for more information on available activities and accommodations.
Ferry service to Cordova is provided seven days a week in the summer. The cruise to Cordova is only six hours and forty-five minutes from Whittier or five hours from Valdez. In the winter, service to Cordova is provided five days a week. As you travel through Prince William Sound keep an eye out for an abundance of wildlife and ice flows from nearby glaciers.
Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.