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Getting to Alaska by Road

Mt. McKinley or "Denali" rises high in the background as RVs travel a highway near Trapper Creek


Driving is the Route to Freedom
Some 50 years ago, the Alaska Highway (ALCAN) got a reputation as a rugged route for hearty travelers. Today the road is fully paved and modernized - only the scenery remains wild. Towns and traveler services (campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, service stations, etc.) appear at frequent intervals. The highway is open year-round, although some businesses close for the winter.WHO:Alaska HighwayWHAT:Round-trip or one-wayWHERE:U.S. and Canada. Main access routes head north from Seattle, Washington and Great Falls, MontanaWHEN:Year-round. Roads are clear in summer, plowed and sanded in winterHOW:--If you belong to an auto club (AAA for example) ask for free trip planning assistance--Detailed driving guides are also available for purchase at bookstores--Divide the drive into easy stages and reserve accommodations in advance during peak seasonWHY:--Travel at your own pace, with freedom to stop whenever you choose--See spectacular scenery--Save money by camping or staying in your RVTIME:Allow about 5 days for travel in each direction, plus time for travel in AlaskaFor more information on driving to Alaska or flying and renting an RV please see Transportation By Road

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