Just 225 scenic miles from Anchorage, the road to Homer is open year-round. To reach Homer, drive south on the Seward Highway, a designated national scenic byway, and connect with the Sterling Highway.
It's a visual feast, covering miles of highway through mountains, spruce forest and coastline. The drive takes four to five hours on dry roads, but provides views that anywhere else would qualify as a national park.
As the crow flies, Homer is 110 miles from Anchorage with numerous flights operating daily, year-round. You can also get to Homer via regular scheduled shuttle service from Anchorage. There is also seasonal shuttle service from Seward. Once in Homer, there are car rentals, several taxi companies and bike rentals available.
Homer, Alaska, is a gateway to many National and State Parks including Katmai, Lake Clark, McNeil River and Kachemak Bay. Few places match the diverse beauty of Homer, having so many ways to experience and view the variety of abundant wildlife. One day you can be kayaking on beautiful Kachemak Bay with its rising cliffs, calm coves, seals, sea otters and whales. The next day you could be standing on the rugged coast of the Alaska Peninsula, or in Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park watching majestic monarchs feast on salmon
Homer has wildlife viewing and adventures for all ages and interests. While in Homer, you can enjoy the wildlife whether its hiking on a local trail, exploring a tide pool, horseback riding or flight seeing over the surrounding glaciers.
Bald eagles, sandhill cranes, moose and shorebirds are just a few of the varieties of local watchable wildlife available to see. Extend your visit to experience where the road ends and your adventure just begin!