Anchorage is an urban city and is a hub of operations for most airlines bringing people to Alaska. This is why most people use Anchorage as an anchor or jump off and jump back to base camp. Most people stay at least two to three days in Anchorage and either decide to head north of Anchorage or South. Either way they usually end up back in Anchorage to fly out. Anchorage enjoys easy access to magnificent scenery, adventurous activities, wildlife viewing which all can be found along the Turnagain Arm. Within a 20 to 45 minute drive from Anchorage you could find yourself either in Indian Valley, Girdwood or Portage enjoying hiking, biking, glacier cruises or visiting the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center watching brown bears in that appear to be in the wild. This is because the conservation center and is not set up like a zoo it provides natural settings with plenty of room for their animals roam. At Portage Valley you could find yourself hiking through a tempered rainforest or alpine meadow with pink or purple fields of flowers. Get the most fun out of your time in Anchorage by utilizing the Turnagain Arm Shuttle and use our website to guide you but most importantly do your homework and plan ahead.