Anchorage to Fairbanks – 358 miles
The Parks Highway begins 35 miles north of Anchorage at the junction of the Glenn Highway. This log uses Anchorage as Mile 0.
The Parks Highway, also called the George Parks Highway, is a wide, well-maintained, route that is open year-round. It begins 35 miles north of Anchorage at the junction with the Glenn Highway. The highway, which parallels the Alaska Railroad, is the main route between Anchorage and Fairbanks. It travels over rugged terrain and crosses over 40 bridges.
There will be several construction projects taking place over the summer. For more information visit dot.alaska.gov/parks2015
Eagle River Campground
Exit to Chugiak and Eagle River
Junction of the Glenn Highway and Parks Highway
Mat-Su Visitor Center Mat-Su Visitor Center
Big Bear RV Park
Seward Meridian Road Meridian Center Mall and Walmart
Cottonwood Creek Mall
Junction with Palmer-Wasilla Highway
Junction with Knik-Goose Bay Road to Iditarod Trail Headquarters
Visitor Information and access to Hatcher Pass via Main Street
The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry
Alaska Trails RV and Camper Park
Meadowood Mall west of highway
Junction with Big Lake Road to Big Lake Recreation area
Bridge over Little Susitna River, parking
Little Susitna River Campground
Miller’s Place with camping
Riverside Camper Park
Nancy Lake State Recreation Site and campground
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area with the South Rolly Lake Campground
Willow Creek State Recreation Area and campground
Junction with Hatcher Pass Road, a scenic 49 mile long narrow, gravel road. Not recommended for large RVs or trailers.
Gigglewood Lakeside Inn
Mat-Su Valley RV Park
Montana Creek Campground
Junction with 14 mile long road to Talkeetna
Talkeetna is a historic village nestled at the base of Mt. McKinley (Denali) with panoramic views of the Alaska Range. The town is located at the end of the paved 14-mile-long Talkeetna Spur Road. The turn off to Talkeetna is at at mile 99.
Visitor Information and services available in Talkeetna
Trapper Creek Inn & RV Park
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali Viewpoint South with an excellent view of Mt. McKinley and overnight parking (fee).
Views of Mount McKinley can be seen at several spots along the highway, particularly at the Willow and the Denali Viewpoint.
Lower Troublesome Creek – Denali State park campground
Byers Lake – Denali State Park campground
Alaska Veterans Memorial, rest area and visitor information
Denali Viewpoint North
Denali View North, overnight parking for a fee
East Fork Chulitna Wayside with overnight parking
Broad Pass Summit – 2, 409 ft.
Junction with the Denali Highway, a 133-mile gravel road east to Paxson on the Richardson Highway
Cantwell RV Park
Denali Air – flightseeing
Entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve
Access to Riley Creek Campground
The community of Denali Park offers many visitor services and numerous camping facilities
Entrance to Denali National Park
Tatlanika Trading Co. and RV Park
Junction with access road to Anderson, which has a Riverside City Park with campground on the Nenana River.
Alaska Veterans’ Honor Bridge over the Tanana River, large paved parking at the north end of bridge
Viewpoint for Mt. McKinley
Turn-off for Ester
Turn-off to the University of Alaska
Exit to Fairbanks International Airport
Population: city-32,500 borough-98,660
Take Airport Way to go downtown or continue straight for the Richardson Highway to Delta Junction and the Alaska Highway.