Ruby is located on the south bank of the Yukon River, 230 miles west of Fairbanks, and is accessible by scheduled air service, boat in summer and snowmobile in winter.
Besides the Yukon River, Ruby is an entry point for several other float trips in Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge. A common canoe expedition is to begin at Sulatna Crossings, reached from Ruby via the Placerville Road, and float the Sulatna River to the Nowitna River. Follow the Nowitna into the Yukon and pull out at Ruby, a trip of 230 miles.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race +
Ruby serves as a check point the along the 1,100-mile northern route of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Every other year the village of Ruby comes alive when a large group of mushers, press and volunteers arrive for the event in March.
Order a Copy
Monthly travel tips, highlights and savings!
View our photos of Alaska ranging from wildlife to relaxing life.
Alaska Denali Travel
Save 50% at the Denali Backcountry Lodge
© 2001-2013 State of Alaska
TravelAlaska.com, Alaska (logotype) & Beyond Your Dreams. Within Your Reach. are registered marks of the State of Alaska
View Full Site
Would you be willing to take a short survey when you've finished viewing TravelAlaska.com?
Sure No thanks.