Sunday, January 21, 2018

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.


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

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 •

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
(907) 895-5063

Denali National Park Visitor Center
(907) 683-9532

Chugiak-Eagle River Visitor Information • (907) 694-4702

Explore Fairbanks
1-800-327-5774 • (907) 456-5774

Talkeetna Denali Visitor Center • 1-800-660-2688

Tok Alaska Chamber of Commerce • (907) 883-5775

The Alaska Public Lands Information Center • (907) 883-5667

Travel Information