Circle is accessible by road via the Steese Highway. The 162-mile highway is paved the first 44 miles. Between Central and Circle, the highway is a narrow, winding road with gravel surface. There is also scheduled air taxi service between Fairbanks and Circle.
Birch Creek canoe route +
The Birch Creek canoe route begins at Mile 94 of the Steese Highway, where a short road leads down to a canoe launch on the creek. The wilderness trip is a 140-mile paddle to the exit point, at Mile 147 of the highway. The overall rating of the river is Class II, but there are some Class III and Class IV parts that require lining your canoe.
Pioneer Cemetery +
To explore Pioneer Cemetery and its headstones that date back to the 1800s head upriver along the gravel road in Circle. Just beyond a barricade is a trail that leads into dense underbrush, and the graves are off to the left.
Yukon River +
From a public campground and park at the end of the Steese Highway you can view in the mighty Yukon and view the fish wheels scooping up salmon in late summer and the distinctive flat-bottomed river skiffs used to negotiate the river.
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