Sunday, September 23, 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.

Cantwell

Population (2015): 219

South of the Denali National Park and off the north end of Denali Highway. Located George Parks Highway at Mile 203.6.

Named after a military explorer, Lieutantant J. C. Cantwell, a commander of the revenue steamer Corwin on the Yukon River…read more

Delta Junction

Population (2016): 934

The 1,365-mile Alaska Highway ends at Delta Junction, 200 miles past the Alaska border (Historic Milepost 1422). The town came into being as a construction camp for the building of the Alaska Highway in 1942 and the Fort Greely army post in the early 50s. It’s also home to the Pogo Gold Mine …read more

Denali

More than 6 million acres of forest, tundra, glaciers & wildlife

Denali National Park and Preserve is visited by 432,000 people each year, and no wonder. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including moose, bear, wolf, eagle, lynx and caribou which can be seen by visitors against a backdrop of impressive scenery…read more

Fairbanks 

Population (2016): 32,751

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…read more

Tok

Population (2010): 1,258

Tok is 93 miles from the Canadian border and is situated at the junction of the Alaska Highway and the Tok Cut-Off, an extension of the Glenn Highway. Tok was established during the construction of the Alaska Highway and the Glenn Highway in the early 1940s. It has been historically and continues to be a trade center for the Athabascan villages of…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

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