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“gravel road”(9 reviews)
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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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All reviews gravel road pot holes tangle lakes alpine creek lodge take your time beautiful drive hunting season late august hours including loose gravel red fox nice scenery rainy day bald eagles cantwell paxson tundra
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This had to be the longest 135 miles I ever drove in my life just based on washboards, potholes, and poor overall road conditions even a 4 Wheel Dr. 1 ton pick up truck. As the driver you just could not take your eyes off...More

Thank seescokid
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We checked with Go North rentals if we could drive the Denali Highway and they assured us they were happy for us to drive it. Most rental cars don't allow their cars on it. As we are from New Zealand and very used to back...More

Thank kiwisolargal
Reviewed 15 August 2018 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 15 August 2018

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 19 July 2018

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 3 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 30 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 3 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

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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