Improving trails infrastructure is a smart way to invest in our state’s future. Easy access to trails enhances tourism opportunities, improves real estate values, builds communities, and provides numerous ways for Alaskan and visitors to enjoy a healthy way of life. By completing the Anchorage to Seward trail, every community along the route will enjoy the benefits of having a destination trail in their backyard.
What if we could convince visitors to stay for just “one more day”? IN 2017, visitors spent approximately $2.8 billion in Alaska, which comes around to $275 million/day. If even just half of visitors added “one more day” to their itineraries, their actions could contribute an extra $137 million in spending to Alaska’s economy.