Alaska Maps

Alaska State
Maps and Wall Art

Whether you’re from Alaska, have taken a special trip there, or if the Alaskan wilderness calls to you, our custom printed Alaska wall maps bring the majesty of The Last Frontier to your home or office. From our stunning elevation maps and geological relief maps to our meticulously restored historical maps, every product we offer reflects the high quality and attention to detail our customers have come to love and expect from Muir Way.

What makes Muir Way maps of Alaska unique?

When you purchase an Alaska wall map from Muir Way, you get far more than just a poster or mass-produced print. In addition to custom printing every Alaska map using archival inks and fine art paper certified to last 100 years, our map artwork is designed to bring new light to the beautiful terrain it features. Our elevation maps incorporate hand-shaded relief and Digital Elevation Data with historical map terrain, creating a 3D effect on a flat surface, and our hydrological maps depict every river in the state--even intermittent streams--and every body of water over 0.2 miles in diameter. The meticulous craftsmanship and design we bring to our maps creates heirloom quality artwork to last for generations..

Does my Alaska map come framed?

It can! Many of our Alaska maps are available on both fine art paper and beautiful gallery-wrapped canvas, and all are available professionally custom-framed with real wood, or unframed if you prefer to use your own. If you’d like to purchase your Alaska wall map framed, you can choose from several different colors and wood finishes. If you’d prefer to use your own frame, all of our maps come in standard frameable sizes for easy gift giving.

Does a Muir Way map of Alaska make a good gift?

Yes! Our custom-printed Alaska maps are popular gift choices for special holidays, anniversaries, or as a thank-you gift for someone special. Our thousands of happy customer reviews are a testament to the quality we stand by when you give one of our maps as a gift. An Alaska national parks map from Muir Way makes an ideal gift for outdoor enthusiasts, and our state relief map can be a perfect graduation gift for a student about to leave home for the first time, or a reminder of home for someone whose home state is Alaska but who no longer lives there. Our maps also make beautiful corporate gifts that will remind your clients or colleagues of you every time they see it.

Where should I display my Alaska map?

Our maps are designed to offer crisp detail and great visual effect whether viewing up close or from across the room. Hang a framed wall map as a central focus, or purchase several and arrange them near each other for a complementary series. Our hydrological maps come in several colors or the quintessential black and white, and our geological relief maps feature brilliant colors. We also offer several Alaskan national park maps that would make a great series. No matter which you choose, you’re sure to find a map that will look right at home.

What are the different types of maps of Alaska available on Muir Way?

Our Alaska maps are available in several different styles, including:

Alaska relief maps - Our relief maps of Alaska combine historical map landscapes with modern technology to showcase Alaska’s mountainous landscape in a new and exciting way. Using Digital Elevation Data and hand-shaded relief, we custom enhance vintage map imagery to create a striking 3D effect on a flat surface. View our 1909 Alaska relief map, showcasing Alaska’s dynamic elevation with the option to choose visible clouds for even more realistic effect.

Alaska elevation maps - Our state of Alaska elevation map also uses Digital Elevation Data from the USGS to create a high-contrast 3-dimensional effect in stunning black and white, providing crisp detail of the Alaskan wilderness.

Alaska hydrological maps - Our hydrological maps are designed to look beautiful from across a room and to deliver meticulous detail up close. Follow the interconnected trails of water on our Alaska state hydrology map and you’ll see every single river and intermittent stream, as well as all bodies of water greater than 0.2 mi in diameter. For an extra touch, we apply a method called the Strahler Stream Order to show the hierarchy of streams as they flow from their source, with rivers shown thicker as they acquire the flow of tributaries. Available in black and white or a choice of other colors.

Enhanced vintage maps featuring Alaska - If you like vintage maps, you’ll love our regional 1883 map of Alaska. Unlike our relief maps, Muir Way historical maps don’t feature elevation, but what they do feature is a record of history beautifully carefully restored to maintain vintage charm without the wear & tear. All restored vintage maps are custom printed using archival materials to preserve a snapshot of history for years to come.

Alaskan mountain range maps - Alaska is known for its beautiful mountain ranges and our Alaska mountain maps bring Alaska’s rugged terrain to life. Display beautiful renderings of the Chugach Mountain Range, Denali, or Talkeetna in your home.

Alaska national park maps - Whether you’re looking for a traditional Alaskan national park map, or a more modern illustrated map with custom color options, even a restored vintage Mt. McKinley National Park map complete with moose and igloos, we have an Alaska national park map for you.

What are some prominent features on the map of Alaska?

Alaska is home to some of the most beautiful mountains and lush wilderness on the continent. Our elevation and relief maps of Alaska show Alaska’s mountain ranges in full detail. View Denali (aka Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America, or explore the Chugach range on our beautiful range series map.

As the United States’ largest state by a landslide, Alaska is also the country’s most sparsely populated state, with over half of Alaska remaining federally owned public land comprised of national forests, national parks, and wildlife refuges. You can see details of several of Alaska’s national parks on our state park maps.

Alaska’s water sources account for 30% of the entire United States fresh water supply, and with its oceanic coasts and many islands, Alaska has nearly 34,000 miles of tidal shoreline. You can see the Aleutian island chain extending west from the southern point of the Alaska Peninsula. On our hydrology map, you can see the Alaskan waterways that are crucial to the state’s economy and transportation. Many of Alaska’s destinations aren’t accessible my roads and require the use of Alaska’s interconnected waterways to visit them.

No matter which Alaska state map you choose, you’ll enjoy an up-close look at a state known for its gorgeous natural landscape, Native heritage, and wildlife.

What are the regions in Alaska?

While not officially defined by borders, Alaska has six widely accepted regions:

  • South Central Alaska - the most populous Alaskan region, yet still rural, South Central Alaska is home to Anchorage and Prince William Sound.
  • Southeast Alaska - also known as the Inside Passage or the Panhandle, southeast Alaska is closest to the lower 48 states and includes Alaska’s capital city of Juneau as well as the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States. Only three communities are directly connected to the contiguous North American road system.
  • Alaska interior - Alaska’s largest and most uninhbited region, the Interior is home to Denali National Park and Denali (previously Mount McKinley), the highest mountain in the North America.
  • Southwest Alaska - most of this region’s population are settled by the coast. Here you’ll find one of the largest river deltas on earth, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
  • Alaska North Slope - this region features a tundra biome with small villages throughout. Known for its crude oil reserves, the Alaska North Slope is also home to Burrow, the northernmost city in the US.
  • Aleutian Islands - This volcanic island chain stretches more than 1,200 miles into the Pacific Ocean and contains over 300 individual islands. It stretches so far that a portion of the island chain actually lies in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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