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driving the Denali Highway from the park to Paxson

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driving the Denali Highway from the park to Paxson

anyone know which rental companies will allow you to make the drive from Denali National Park to Paxson? anyone have any suggestions or comments about doing this... have driven the Alaska highway from Anchorage to Seattle how does this compare? thank you for any helpful information soon heading North to Alaska

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1. Re: driving the Denali Highway from the park to Paxson

We just drove the Denali Hwy last month. Of course this was against our rental company's policy, but we just couldn't help ourselves. The road was in pretty good shape---you know considering that it is a gravel road. There were no pot holes that were large enough to swallow our truck, and we had no cracks in our windshield at the end of the day. It took us about 4 1/2-5hrs which included a few little stops.We did about 40 mph and only a few times did we ever have to go 20-25. We did however stop and hugged the side of the road when speeding Princess Cruise Tour buses found it necessary to pass us doing 50+ . That's how we cracked our windshield on our first trip. As far as comparing it to the Alaskan Hwy, I am sorry that's a little out of my league. Happy Trails.

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