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Located midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, this highway leads to some interesting tundra hikes.
Between Cantwell and Paxson, AK
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worth the time to see some spectacular scenery. Also possible to hike to College glacier when driving on the Richardson Hwy.

Thank John F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the second time we traveled the length of the Highway, stopping of at Alpine Creek Lodge both times. The Alaskan Range, Huge Rivers, Cristal Clear Creeks and Caribou. Allow plenty of time since most of the trip is 25mph, stop off at Alpine...More

Thank tim_churchman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe that everyone visiting Alaska doesn't drive the Denali Highway. In terms of scenery, it is amazing - it dwarfs Denali herself in overall beautiful scenic views. Mountains, glaciers, lakes, moose - our eyes hurt from looking at everything by the end -...More

3  Thank mdsails
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The shortest but not fastest root from Denali to valdez. Fantastic view of the central mountains chain of central Alaska. A 130 miles on gravel .around 6 driving hours including stops . We drove it on a sunny nice day, We wouldnt on a rainy...More

Thank bibian1
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderfull road. Scenic views, a lot of diversity along the way and a chance to see moose, porcupines, bald eagles. Btw if u find my little tello drone let me know please😀

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Beautiful highway, you can see Mt. McKinley peak from this highway. We were travelling from Cantwell to Paxson. You can see some wildlife too but the views are breathtaking. We took 4 hours to drive the highway. One of the beautiful highway and the gravel...More

Thank nagaleelavathi
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We really enjoyed this drive. We drove from Glennallen to Denali NP in one day. It took about 5 hours on the highway until we found civilization closer to Denali. I'm glad we had a sunny day because it probably would have been really boring...More

Thank lcgovols
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The road was long and mostly gravel though in relatively good condition. The day on which we went was cloudy so we couldn’t see the rumored great views. The road allowed us to head from Denali NP to Valdez without having to go back through...More

Thank teachcolorado
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We visited and drove through in late August when it was the colorful fall season. We were all blown away by the beautiful scenary view and we frequently stopped for photos. The beauty is absolutely out of this world, with the colorful tundra, green mountains,...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I agree with Jenmac48 totally. But visitors must realize that the road, views and animals change with each season. We visited the area in early August before the hunting season. However, some hunters were already setting up camps, and the ATVs were out and about...More

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Dave S
11 October 2016|
Response from MEH1954 | Reviewed this property |
It's only open in summer until the snow flies. No winter maintenance. In spring it's graded then begins deteriorating with traffic. We went in September & it's beautiful but slow going with potholes. Most RV & car rental... More