• Aerial view of Aniakchak Caldera taken from northern rim


    National Monument & Preserve Alaska

Outdoor Activities

With no trails, campgrounds, or other facilities—indeed, almost no sign of human impact whatsoever—visitors to Aniakchak must create their own adventure. In this dynamic, ever-changing landscape, whatever activity visitors choose to do has likely never been done the same way, nor under the same conditions. Expect the unexpected, and do not attempt to plan and carry out a trip based solely on the information contained in this website. Solo travel is not recommended.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vent Mountain is actually a volcano within a volcano. It looms 2,200 feet (670 meters) above the Aniakchak Caldera floor. Numerous similar lava flows have occured within Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve.