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The Caribou Hills (or as locals say, “the hills”) is a popular year-round recreation area on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground. This vast area is located just 50 mils south of Kenai and Soldotna, 25 mils north of Homer and 15 miles east of Ninilchik.

The Caribou Hills features miles of old seismographic trails left over from the 1960’s and the early oil exploration days in Alaska.

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The Caribou Hills offer excellent areas for the entire family to get out and enjoy a day of hiking. You can drive right up into the hills and many trails are easily accessible right out of your door.

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The hills are very popular amongst the ATV’ers…

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But be warned, if you are going to head up to the hills with your ATV this time of year, be prepared for mud and lots of it.

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Snowmobiling (or “snow-machining” as the locals call it) is a very popular sport during the winter months.

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The wildlife viewing can also be exceptional in the Caribou Hills.

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Many locals and visitors alike also own recreational cabins in the Caribou Hills so that they can come out for some fun and stay awhile while they are at it!

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So whether you go out for the day or decide to stay a while… just make sure you go to the Caribou Hills as soon as possible.

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It is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, but it is extra special with the colors of the fall season spread across the mountainside. Happy travels, friends!