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October in Valdez

October is a great time to visit Valdez, with so much to do. Check our local events calendar for more updates. 

Late Season Fishing

Head out on a local fishing charter for rockfish or winter kings!

a woman on a boat holding a yelloweye rockfish

Photo from Valdez Outfitters

Fall Colors on Hiking Trails

Enjoy the fall season on our local hiking trails

a hiking trail covered in autumn leaves

Museums & History

The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive on Egan Drive is open throughout the month of October. 

a museum gallery and front desk

Visit the Solomon Gulch Fish Hatchery

Check out the Solomon Gulch Fish Hatchery! The hatchery is open for self guided tours from June through October. 

The Solomon Gulch Fish Hatchery in Valdez, Alaska

Photo by Selah Bauer

Visit the Original Valdez Townsite

The original Valdez townsite, known locally as "Old Town" is only a few miles out of town alongside the Richardson Highway. Walk through the original town streets and see the foundations where Valdez stood before the town was relocated following the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake

The original Valdez townsite seen from above

Photo by Gary Minish

Valdez Highlights