Explore the exhilarating majesty and mystique of Southeast Alaska with
National Geographic's Alaska's Inside Passage Destination Map. The Inside
Passage is a meandering waterway formed by a myriad of islands that lie
between the North Pacific Ocean and the quieter waters along the coast.
At its heart is the Tongass National Forest, the largest national
forest in the United States which at a staggering 16.8 million acres
contains 19 designated wilderness areas and the Admiralty Island and
Misty Fiords National Monuments.
This remarkable region of Alaska
boasts unparalleled scenery and countless opportunities to experience
some of Alaska's most amazing and diverse wildlife as well as its rich
native culture and history. Visitors can view the ever-changing
landscape of Glacier Bay from passenger ships or wind through Tongass
National Forest in a sea kayak. Few roads exist in the region so travel
is mainly done by boat or seaplane, both of which allow for a greater
opportunity to absorb the icy peaks, spruce-hemlock rain forests, and
What sets National Geographic maps apart from
traditional maps are the rich detail, craftsmanship, and depth of
information provided in a colorful and user-friendly format.
front side of Alaska's Inside Passage reveals a striking map of the
region from the northern reaches of Glacier Bay National Park and
Preserve south to Prince of Wales Island. Information about the islands
and other land features, wildlife viewing and safety, the weather, the
tides and more is included.
The reverse side of the map provides
invaluable content for travelers with extensive descriptions of points
of interest and information about tours, outfitters, visitor
associations, lodging, the geology of the region, and local indiginous
cultures. A National Parks chart includes services offered and contact
information for each park, and an additional map of the entire state of
Alaska provides context for the region.
Click to see a zoomed in view of this map...