No Lines, No Waiting!
Given its remote location and challenging weather conditions, Aniakchak is one of the most wild and least visited in places in the National Park System. This landscape is a vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire" as it is home to an impressive six mile (10 km) wide, 2,500 ft (762 m) deep caldera formed during a massive volcanic eruption 3,500 years ago.
Did You Know?
Warm, thermally-influenced springs drain into the western shores of Surprise Lake in Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve. Rich in iron sediments, these waters lend a splash of vibrant color to the volcanic landscape.