This mile-long, narrow, riverside stretch ranks among Alaska’s most easily accessible and fruitful brown-bear watching locations. At dusk from late July to mid-September as many as 10 wild grizzly sows and cubs can be spotted here, fishing for pink salmon. So far, the bears have been well-behaved, even when sightseers draw dangerously close. The spot attracts crowds of photographers with bazooka lenses, as well as anglers in waders, so don’t expect a pristine experience. And maintain a safe distance, as bears can move quickly and without warning. Restrooms located in Chilkoot State Wayside at the road’s end.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.424434
Longitude: -135.559621