The American state of Alaska lies to the north and west of the “Lower 48” states, and far removed from the rest of its country by the mass of Canada. Given Alaska’s sheer size – it is by far the largest of the United States – car hire in Alaska is recommended for anyone who wishes to explore the wintry terrain. Most of the state’s population is condensed around Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, which sits in the south. A trip to The Last Frontier, as Alaska is commonly known, allows visitors the chance to climb North America’s largest peak, Mount McKinley.