Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon Guide Book

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon  by Erik Molvar

336pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762736348

Pack up the car and enjoy thirty-one drives through some of the most spectacular scenery in the North Country. This indispensable highway companion maps out trips for exploring scenic byways and gravel highways, from the majestic beauty of snowcapped Denali in the Alaska Range and the lush coastal forests of British Columbia's Inside Passage in the south, to the vast expanse of the Yukon's Arctic tundra and far into the upper reaches of the Northwest Territories. Inside you'll find: itineraries ranging from 41 miles to more than 1,390 miles in length; route maps for each drive; in-depth descriptions of national parks, preserves, and recreation areas; where to find North Country treasures, such as massive glaciers, native ruins, ghost towns, wilderness parks, and local wildlife; historical information and suggested side trips; and tips on camping, travel services, and best driving seasons.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 31.
... Preview: Paved highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska; 1,390 miles (2,238 kilometers). The final leg of the Alaska Highway traverses the upper basin of the Tanana River, a regio ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Dot Lake, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 1390
... Preview: Paved highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska; 2,238 kilometers (1,390 miles). The Alaska Highway is still the most popular route to the North Country, and it is impossi ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Dawson Creek, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 1390
... Preview: West of Liard River Hot Springs, the Alaska Highway follows the British Columbia-Yukon border westward, crossing it seven times before reaching the town of Watson Lake. After traversing a broad lowlan ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Watson Lake, YT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 1390
... Preview: Paved/gravel highway from Tagish Road to Atlin, British Columbia; 94 kilometers (59 miles). The Atlin Road runs southward from the Alaska Highway, passing through one of the prettiest parts of the Yuk ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Atlin, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 59
... Preview: Gravel highway from Watson Lake to Carmacks through the Yukon interior; 602 kilometers (374 miles). This gravel thoroughfare connects Watson Lake and Carmacks, Yukon Territory, and is the most direct ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Ross River, YT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 374
... Preview: Like the Alaska Highway, the Canol Road was conceived during the early stages of World War II as a means of supplying strategic military outposts in Alaska. Military planners envisioned a pipeline str ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Teslin, YT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 287
... Preview: A paved or coated highway with a few gravel sections; 733 kilometers (456 miles) from Kitwanga, British Columbia, to junction with Alaska Highway. This remote roadway follows the Coast Mountains throu ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Kitwanga, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 456
... Preview: Wide gravel highway from junction with Elliott Highway to Deadhorse on the North Slope; 414 miles (666 kilometers). The Dalton Highway, known to many Alaskans as “The Haul Road,” is a truly wild and r ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Coldfoot, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 414
... Preview: Description: Wide gravel highway from Klondike Highway to Inuvik, Northwest Territories; 741 kilometers (460 miles). The Dempster is Canada’s great highway to the Arctic, stretching more than 730 kilo ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Dawson City, YT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 460
... Preview: Improved gravel road from Paxson to Cantwell. This rugged gravel highway connects the Richardson and Parks highways by crossing the high tundra in the heart of the Alaska Range. Before the constructio ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Paxson, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 130
... Preview: Paved road from Richardson Highway to Chitina; 35 miles (56 kilometers). Narrow gravel road from Chitina to McCarthy; 61 miles (98 kilometers). This route is the primary road into Wrangell-Saint Elias ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Chitina, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 97
... Preview: Paved highway from Fox to Mile 28, gravel road for remaining distance to Manley Hot Springs; 152 miles (245 kilometers) overall. This gravel road runs northward through the forested high country of th ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Minto, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 152
... Preview: A paved highway from a junction with the Cassiar to Hyder, Alaska; 66 kilometers (41 miles). The Glacier Highway is a short, well-paved spur road that connects the Cassiar Highway with Stewart, Britis ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Stewart, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 41
... Preview: Paved highway from Anchorage to Glennallen; 189 miles (304 kilometers). The Glenn Highway runs eastward from Anchorage, passing through the Matanuska Valley on its way to the Copper River basin. The h ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Sutton, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 189
... Preview: Paved highway from Haines Junction to Haines, Alaska; 244 kilometers (152 miles). This route was originally one of the famed “grease trails” used by the Chilkat band of the Tlingit Indians to carry re ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Haines, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 152
... Preview: Improved gravel road from Palmer to Willow; 49 miles (79 kilometers). This gravel road (also known as the Fishhook-Willow Road) climbs over a high tundra pass in the Talkeetna Mountains, linking the G ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Willow, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 49
... Preview: Paved highway from Whitehorse to Dawson City in the Yukon; 527 kilometers (327 miles). The Klondike Highway is a well-paved route that connects the Yukon capital of Whitehorse with Dawson City and the ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Whitehorse, YT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 327
... Preview: Improved gravel road from Tok Cutoff to end in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park; 42 miles (68 kilometers). This gravel road begins at the Tok Cutoff and runs through the wild northern reaches of Wra ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Slana, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 42
... Preview: Improved gravel road from Campbell Highway to Hyland River valley; passable for 132 kilometers (82 miles). This road was built to provide access to the Cantung Mine, deep in the heart of the Mackenzie ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Tungsten, NT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 82
... Preview: Paved highway from Wasilla to Fairbanks; 323 miles (520 kilometers). This paved artery connects Anchorage and Fairbanks, passing through some of the most breathtaking scenery in central Alaska. One of ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon"
Cantwell, AK - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 323