Valdez | (VDZ) | val deez'
"Even Mother Nature Has Favorites"
Valdez is the southern terminus of the Alaska Pipeline and is located in the South Central region of Alaska, 300 miles southeast of Anchorage and 360 miles south of Fairbanks. The crashing glaciers of Prince William Sound and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque. The plentiful activities in both summer and winter, and a connection to the scenic Richardson Highway (Alaska's first highway), makes Valdez an ideal destination for travelers with vehicles.
- Summer activities for all experience levels include hiking to cascading waterfalls, kayaking and cruising the fjords of Prince William Sound.
- Valdez boasts the State of Alaska's oldest fishing derby with over $80,000 in cash and prizes awarded annually.
- Rich in history, Valdez museums invite you to learn about the past and present, enjoy rotating exhibits and view amazing Alaska Native art.
- A winter playground with snowboarding, skiing, snowmachining, snowshoeing, and ice climbing.
- Visit valdezalaska.org for more information on available activities and accommodations.
Ferry service from Valdez to neighboring Prince William Sound communities is provided three days per week in the summer and two to three days per week in the winter. By ferry, Valdez is two hours and forty five minutes from Tatitlek and five hours and forty five minutes from Whittier. En route to Valdez traverse the northern-most ice free fjord in North America.
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.