Friday, September 22, 2017

Interior Alaska

Into the wild

Alaska’s heartland has wide expanses of tundra and North America’s tallest peak.

Scenic drives are a great way to take in the mountain, wilderness and glacier views of the area at your own pace. Mount McKinley can be seen from the Parks Highway. (See page 15 for more information.)

The wilderness of Interior Alaska can also be explored via a wide range of guided tours and activities including ATV and Jeep tours, whitewater rafting and scenic river trips, fishing as well as flight-seeing. Dog sledding and ice sculpting are popular activities in the winter. Aurora borealis can be viewed from late August until April.

Wildlife can often be seen from the road or from trails. Some of the best places to see wildlife are Chena Hot Springs Rd, Chena Lakes, Delta Junction, Denali Highway, Denali National Park, Pinnell Mountain Trail, Steese Highway, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, White Mountains National Recreation Area and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. In Fairbanks, wildlife viewing locations include Creamer’s Field and Smith Lake & University of Alaska Fairbanks trails.

Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city, is surrounded by the Tanana Valley. At an elevation of 436 feet above sea level, the city enjoys stunning views of the Alaska Range to the south.

The city population is around 32,000, but nearly 98,000 live in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, which is an area the size of New Jersey.

There are many activities available in Fairbanks including riverboat tours, gold mining tours, museums, flightseeing, dog mushing …read more.

Population (2014 estimates)

Interior Alaska 112,197

Chicken 6
Delta Junction (City & Deltana) 3,338
Denali Borough 1,785
Healy 1,104
Eagle (City & Village) 146
Fairbanks North Star Borough 97,972
Fairbanks City 31,721
North Pole 2,198
Nenana 396
Tok 1,246

Not all towns are listed

Customs Stations

Canada Border Services Agency
Within Canada 1-800-461-9999
www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Alaska Highway #1
Beaver Creek, Yukon • (204) 983-3500
Year-round, 24 hours

Top of the World Highway #9
Little Gold Creek, Yukon
May – Sept: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (Yukon time)

United States Customs and Border Protection
(202) 325-8000 • www.cbp.gov

Alaska Highway #2
Alcan, AK • (907) 774-2252
Year-round, 24 hours

Top of the World Highway #9
Poker Creek, Alaska
May – Sept: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Alaska Time)

Visitor Information

Delta Junction
Delta Junction Visitor Center
www.deltachamber.org/visitorcenter.html
(907) 895-5063

Denali
Denali National Park Visitor Center
www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/the-denali-visitor-center.htm
(907) 683-9532

Eagle
Chugiak-Eagle River Visitor Information
www.cer.org • (907) 694-4702

Fairbanks
Explore Fairbanks
www.explorefairbanks.com
1-800-327-5774 • (907) 456-5774

Talkeetna
Talkeetna Denali Visitor Center
www.talkeetnadenali.com • 1-800-660-2688

Tok
Tok Alaska Chamber of Commerce
www.tokalaskainfo.com • (907) 883-5775

Tok
The Alaska Public Lands Information Center
www.alaskacenters.gov/tok.cfm • (907) 883-5667

Travel Information