<p><br> A vast land of overwhelming beauty, abundant resources, and few people, America's Last Frontier stretches across some 660,000 square miles (1.7 million square kilometers) of rugged land. More than a third of mineral-rich Alaska is forested; a quarter is set aside as parks, refuges, and wilderness. The Alaska Range, pictured above, stretches from Canada's Yukon border in the east to the base of the Aleutian Range in the west.</p>

Alaska Range


A vast land of overwhelming beauty, abundant resources, and few people, America's Last Frontier stretches across some 660,000 square miles (1.7 million square kilometers) of rugged land. More than a third of mineral-rich Alaska is forested; a quarter is set aside as parks, refuges, and wilderness. The Alaska Range, pictured above, stretches from Canada's Yukon border in the east to the base of the Aleutian Range in the west.

Photograph by Bill Hatcher

Alaska Photos

See photos of Alaska, including the Alaska Range, Kodiak, and brown bears, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

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