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Glenn Highway

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Anchorage to Glenallen – 189 miles
Mileposts beside the highway indicate the distance from Anchorage.

The Glenn Highway is the main access to Anchorage from the Alaska Highway. The road surface is in good condition and generally well maintained.

The highest point of the highway is the Eureka Summit at 3,332 feet.

The first occurrence of a Talkeetna Mountains Hadrosaur skeleton (named “Lizzie”) was discovered near the Glenn Highway 150 miles northeast of Anchorage.

The 139-mile section of the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and the Eureka Summit is designated a National Scenic Byway. This section hugs the south end of the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) valley and parallels the path of the Matanuska Glacier. The pullout for Matanuska Glacier is at mile 91.7 and there are several more pullouts further down the highway.

The junction of the Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway is at mile 189. Turn south on the Richardson Highway to visit Valdez and north if you’re headed to Tok or Delta Junction.

For information about road conditions visit www.AlaskaNavigator.org

Mile 0
Downtown Anchorage

Mile 11.6
Exit to Eagle River Campground, Chugach State Park

Mile 13.4
Exit to the twin communities of Chugiak-Eagle River

Mile 21.9
Exit to Bobby’s Peter’s Creek RV Park

Mile 23.6
Northbound exit to Mirror Lake Municipal Park, day use only

Mile 26.5
Exit for Eklutna Lake Recreation Area with camping in Chugach State Park

Mile 29.6
Junction with Old Glenn Highway

Mile 35.8
Glenn-Parks Highway Interchange

Mile 36.3
Fox Run Lodge & Campground

Mile 37.4
Kepler Park; camping, day-use, boat rentals, fishing

Palmer

Mile 42
Population, 5560
Home to the annual Alaska State Fair

Mile 42
Junction with Old Glenn Highway and access to Mountain View RV Park

Mile 49.5
Junction with Palmer-Fishhook Road/Hatcher Pass Road to Independence Mine State Historical Park. Hatcher Pass Road is not recommended for RVs.

Mile 50.1
Turn north on Archie Road to visit the Musk-Ox Farm

Sutton-Alpine

Mile 61
Population: 1,310

Mile 61.6
Alpine Historical Park, a museum featuring the concrete foundation of the Sutton Coal Washery (1920-22)

Mile 76.2
King Mountain State Recreation Site and campground

Mile 91.7
Pullout for Matanuska Glacier

Chickaloon

Mile 76.8
Population: 250

Mile 85.4
Long Lake State Recreation Site, day-use only

Mile 101
Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site and campground

Mile 102.1
Matanuska Glacier Access at Glacier Park

Mile 109.7
Grand View Cafe & RV Campground

Mile 113.5
Sheep Mountain Lodge with camping

Mile 122
Tahneta Pass, 3,000 ft.

Mile 129.5
Eureka Summit, 3,322 ft. Highest point on the Glenn Highway.

Mile 139
National Scenic Byway
This section hugs the south end of the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) valley and parallels the path of the Matanuska Glacier. The pullout for Matanuska Glacier is at mile 91.7 and there are several more pullouts further down the highway.

Mile 159.8
Junction with 19.3-mile-long Lake Louise Road to camping at Lake Louise State Recreation Area

Mile 173

Tolsona Wilderness Campground and RV Park

Phone: (907) 822-3865
Photos & Information – Web Site – Email

Glenallen

Mile 187
Population: 450

Mile 187.3
Alaska Wildlife Museum

Mile 188.7

Northern Nights Campground & RV Park

Phone: (907) 822-3199
Photos & Information – Web Site – Email

Mile 189
Junction of the Richardson Highway with the Glenn Highway

Turn south on the Richardson Highway to visit Valdez.

Turn north on the Richardson Highway if you’re headed to Tok or Delta Junction.

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