Alaska: The Last Frontier
Due to its remote location, harsh weather, and rugged terrain, Alaska is also known as the Last Frontier.
Did you know that:
  • Alaska is the largest state of the US (365 million acres of land), and yet it has the third smallest population (only 606,000 people, exceeding only Vermont and Wyoming).
  • Alaska has less than 12,000 miles of paved roads.
  • Weather in Alaska can be extreme and unpredictable.
  • The record low temperature in Alaska is -80°F (-62°C), and the record high temperature is 100°F (38°C).
  • 17 out of 20 tallest mountains in the US are in Alaska, including North America's tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley, or Denali.
  • 9 out of the 10 largest parks in the US are in Alaska.