Hope has beautiful views of Turnagain Arm surrounded by snowcapped mountains; a quaint and historic downtown; wonderful restaurants and gold rush-era relics; such incredible camping and hiking opportunities within easy access from Anchorage by car! With all this great stuff to distract you, it might take a minute to figure out what's missing. Give up? Here's a hint: just try to find one lame tourist trap. See? Even the gift shops around here are cool.
Somehow, the moose-nugget jewelry purveyors have passed this place by, perhaps missing the turnoff at Mile 56.7 of the Seward Hwy, or failing to follow the winding Hope Hwy the 16½ miles necessary to reach this rustic hamlet. Don't make the same mistake.