Calling all thrill-seeking adventurers and nature lovers! Your gateway to the Alaskan wilderness awaits during your vacation in scenic Juneau, AK, nestled on the Gastineau Channel. One of our favorite, secluded adventures is the Admiralty Island National Monument. From the first moment you step onto the rich soil, you’ll become awestruck with wonder at the sights, sounds, and smells of the breathtaking landscape!
Juneau, AK, offers so much natural beauty at places like the Admiralty Island National Monument and the Mendenhall Glacier! If you want to experience our outdoor area to the fullest, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide. You’ll not only find our recommendations for city escapes, museums, and restaurants but also where to stay and how to relax at Silverbow Inn!
Why You Need to Visit the Admiralty Island National Monument
With so many places to explore in the Last Frontier, let us at Silverbow Inn help you create your next best adventure. Read over our local insights to discover why the Admiralty Island National Monument is a destination that you’ll want to add to your bucket list!
What’s The Island Like
This 956,155-acre haven is a part of the Tongass National Forest near the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve! In the past, commercial businesses made many attempts to log the towering spruces and hemlock of this magnificent area, just south of the Last Frontier. Now, this green space stands as a symbol of nature conservation. Today, when you arrive at this stunning paradise, you’ll be captivated by its natural allure. The diverse landscape features rainforests, mountains covered by tundra and the ice fields, and peaceful lagoons.
How to Experience
The Admiralty Island National Monument is known as the “Kootznoowoo,” Tlingit for “Fortress of the Bear,” and serves as a wildlife and nature reserve. If you want to explore, book our Pack Creek Grizzly Bear Viewing Seaplane Adventure Special! This 8-hour journey includes a forest service permit, outdoor gear, tram pass, and a personal guide. Your exclusive plane trip is 25 minutes from the Juneau International Airport to this island preserve. When you land, you will spend 5-6 hours viewing grizzly bears in their natural habitat at Pack Creek. When you’re looking to create your next best adventure, browse our other wonderful specials to forge your own path from the Last Frontier to corners of our rugged Alaskan terrain.
Other Ways to See This Sanctuary
In addition, this natural haven features many other exciting outdoor expeditions in the Admiralty Island National Monument! One of our guests’ other favorite activities is kayaking the Seymour Canal. It’s a part of an intricate water system consisting of eight serene lakes and seven portages spanning from Mitchell Bay to Mole Harbor. While you’re on this aquatic journey, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to see wildlife up close in the Stan Price Wildlife Sanctuary, including eagles, seals, salmon, and humpback whales. You don’t want to miss your chance to visit this beautiful place!
Book Your Adventurous Trip With Silverbow Inn
After a day of exploring the Admiralty Island National Monument, relax in your comfortable guest room at our modern boutique hotel in Juneau. We invite you to search our contemporary accommodations and choose the ideal one for your vacation. Each of our rooms comes standard with comfortable bedding, spacious bathrooms, and super fast Wi-Fi. You’ll also have easy access to relaxing amenities, including our rooftop hot tub, wine bar, and so much more.
Your greatest outdoor journey awaits when you stay at SIlverbow Inn this year!