This tiny, self-proclaimed ghost town is located in the far reaches of the Portland Canal, in the very southern portion of Alaska. Oddly enough it is more easily reached from the British Columbian town of Stewart via road. Hyder is rich in Gold Rush era history and evidence of present day mining is very visible. Glaciers abound in the surrounding valleys and there are plenty of opportunities to hike and explore but be prepared to rough it. Come in the summer because the town more or less closes in the off season.