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Alaska Highway road trip

Our Alaska Highway road trip is going to be an exciting travel adventure. Follow our boomer road trip on the Alaska Highway: We'll take a B.C. ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert before beginning a road trip that takes us to Stewart and Iskut, B.C., Teslin, Whitehorse and Dawson City, Yukon plus Tok and Girdwood, Alaska. In Whittier, we'll board a ferry for a 4-day ride on the Alaska Marine Highway to Bellingham, WA. Use our ideas to plan your own Alaska Highway road trip. Look for #YukonHo!


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Alaska Highway road trip

Alaska Highway road trip

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Alaska Marine Highway System. Drive your car onto this ferry and explore Alaska. This cruise made a fun conclusion to our Alaska Highway road trip.

An Alaska Highway road trip is the adventurer's Yellow Brick Road, winding its way through a fairyland of rugged mountains and pristine lakes to the treasures of central Alaska. Discover basic tips in this USA Today article.

View from the top of the world, Top of the World Highway that is. Add this remote drive to your Alaska Highway road trip itinerary.

Remembering the funky garden art at the Ripley Creek Inn in Stewart, BC, on our Alaska Highway road trip.

Yes, you will find fall color on a September Alaska Highway road trip. Glenn Highway (also the Tok cutoff) travels from Tok to Anchorage. Be sure to stop at Eureka summit for this awesome view.

Glenn Highway

Take an Alaska Fall Road Trip with us. You'll discover beautiful autumn colors and no bugs!

Glenn Hway

  • Ice Cream and Permafrost
    Ice Cream and Permafrost

    My favorite trip to Denali National Park was in the fall - the color in the mountains is unbelievable!

  • Donna Hull
    Donna Hull

    I'd love to see Denali in the fall, Ice Cream and Permafrost. What a beautiful time of year to be there.

What a great Alaska side trip: Secret Waterfall, Alyeska, Girdwood, #Alaska

Waterfall near Mile 105

Chicken, Alaska. One of our fun finds on an Alaska Highway road trip. You'll find Chicken when driving Top of the World Highway.

Town of Chicken

  • Bethany Bryant
    Bethany Bryant

    Been there, done that August 1995

  • My Itchy Travel Feet
    My Itchy Travel Feet

    Did you have fun, Bethany?

  • Bethany Bryant
    Bethany Bryant

    We had a very nice trip - one we will never forget!!

  • My Itchy Travel Feet
    My Itchy Travel Feet

    We'd like to do it again, Bethany.

Mile Zero on The World Famous Alaska Highway [PHOTOS]

Mile Zero Stone Cairn Marker

Muncho Lake is a beautiful stop on any Alaska Highway road trip. Photo details: Muncho Lake by musubk, via Flickr

Yukon River - Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. You'll see this beautiful river when your Alaska Highway road trip stops in Whitehorse.

Yukon Visitor Information Centre

If your Alaska Highway road trip takes you all the way to Chena Hot Springs Resort, near Fairbanks, be sure to take a dip.

Chena Hot Springs

  • Pamela Rayne
    Pamela Rayne

    looks wonderful.

  • My Itchy Travel Feet
    My Itchy Travel Feet

    We agree, Pamela. Wouldn't it be great to be there right now? Of course we'd probably need lots of bug repellant.

  • Urja Refalo
    Urja Refalo

    What type os bugs? In summer?

  • My Itchy Travel Feet
    My Itchy Travel Feet

    Mosquitos!

You might see a Lynx, when your Alaska Highway road trip stops at Denali National Park. photo by DenaliNPS

Denali National Park & Preserve

Use our Alaska Travel Planning Guide to plan your travels in #Alaska.

Another great add-on excursion to your Alaska Highway road trip: Denali National Park, Alaska.

Denali National Park

Take an Alaska Highway side trip: "Hatcher Pass Lodge - Palmer, AK Nestled in beautiful Hatcher Pass just a mile from Independence Mine, Hatcher Pass Lodge offers a rustic, breathtaking setting for your next Alaskan Adventure. Cute, cozy cabins are situated just down the mountain from the main lodge where you can sip a hot buttered rum and watch the world below. The lodge is a great starting point for hiking and skiing. Don't expect anything fancy, but it's true Alaskan experience!"

Hatcher Pass Lodge

  • Sonya G
    Sonya G

    one of my favorite places, ever!

  • Donna Hull
    Donna Hull

    I can see why, Sonya. We didn't make it to Hatcher Pass on our Alaska Highway road trip. Guess that means we have to take another one.

  • Sonya G
    Sonya G

    most definitely. it's a magical place. super peaceful. the guy who used to run the lodge is named Hap. Not sure if he's still there.

You'll see this gorgeous scene on the Glenn Highway near Palmer, #Alaska. "King Mountain and Matanuska River in Alaska, USA (by Joe Ganster)"

Matanuska River

  • rubia rodriguez
    rubia rodriguez

    Beautiful!!!

  • Dianne Cottrell
    Dianne Cottrell

    Is this mountain called King Mountain?

  • Dianne Cottrell
    Dianne Cottrell

    Yes, I see now that you stated that. Beautiful....just as I remember from 35 yrs ago.

  • Lori Lou
    Lori Lou

    Ohhhh Cedar!! We want to come visit you...:)

Mountains of Canada's Inside Passage make a beautiful addition to your Alaska Highway road trip. Take the Prince Rupert Ferry to see them.

Explore Matanuska Glacier when your Alaska Highway road trip travels on the Glenn Highway.

Matanuska Glacier

Alaska Travel Planning Resources includes the online links, books, guides and products that we used to plan our Alaska travels. Great for Alaska Highway road trips or planning Alaska cruise excursions.

  • Jill Swann
    Jill Swann

    Lots of this.

Standing on Deck 6 of the Prince Rupert Ferry looking for whales. A fun diversion on an Alaska Highway road trip.

Lighthouse leaving Port Hardy on the way to Prince Rupert. A ride on the Prince Rupert Ferry adds variety to your Alaska Highway Road trip.

What fun Fairbanks accommodations. Another pinned said: "Want more train and less station in your stay? Consider the Aurora-Express, a bed and breakfast in Fairbanks, Alaska, made out of authentic Alaska Railroad cars renovated to historical periods. Mike and Sue Blomfield Wilson bought the railcars from the Denali National Park Hotel for only $1 apiece -- but did have to spend thousands of dollars to transport them. (Aurora-Express)"

Aurora Express

  • Boogie Inc
    Boogie Inc

    Now you have me interested... Love trains

A wolf catches breakfast at Fish Creek near Hyder, Alaska.

Stewart

  • Carol Dubien
    Carol Dubien

    Thanks for pinning - lived in Hyder and Stewart from 52 - 57.

  • My Itchy Travel Feet
    My Itchy Travel Feet

    Wow, Carol. You knew Hyder and Stewart way back when. Have you been back? Would love to hear your perspective on how much or little the area has changed.