While for most people Fairbanks is just the gateway to Denali National Park there's actually plenty to do in & around Fairbanks with enough outdoor adventures to satisfy any visitor. The Chena River runs through downtown Fairbanks, offering a number of water-based activities like year-round fishing, river rafting & canoeing. The Chena River Recreational Area gives guests the choice of several short hikes or the hardy 29-mile trek along the Chena Dome Trail. Other outdoor adventures in the Fairbanks area include cross-country skiing, sledding and snow-machining. Fairbanks is also home to several hot springs like the rustic Tolova Hotsprings, the fancier pools at Circle Hotsprings or the luxurious Chena Hotsprings Resort.