Hyder, Alaska

Hyder, Alaska
Location: Canada border with Stewart, British Columbia
Length of visit: 3 hours
Major draws: Scenic views, wildlife, glaciers, Pacific Ocean access
Strenuosity: 1 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: Customs required to reenter Canada
Description: Hyder is a tiny town at the end of the natural Portland Canal east of Misty Fiords National Monument. There is no customs station to enter the U.S. or as you drive north up the dirt road to expansive Salmon Glacier in British Columbia.