I've been playing with the idea of driving from Healy to Anchorage on our last day in Alaska. We have a 8:50 pm flight out that evening. I was wondering how much time to allow for that drive. We will be driving a rental car. My husband thinks it's a little risky to drive that far on our last day and questions what would happen if we broke down and missed our flight. (That would be bad) I also wonder how exhausting it might be to do the long drive and then fly home to North Carolina.
On the other hand it would give us either more time in Denali or a chance to do a day trip to Fairbanks on our next to last day in Alaska. I think my mother-in-law is going to have a fit if we don't go to Fairbanks. She loved it but for personal reasons.
Thank you for your thoughts.