Driving in the Last Frontier is unlike driving anyplace else in the country. Spectacular views, majestic lakes and rivers, towering mountains, glaciers, wildflowers and wildlife are all an exciting part of the Alaska Driving experience. Whether you drive your own vehicle or rent a car or RV, you'll have a truly unforgettable vacation.

The following routes have earned the designation of Alaska's "scenic byway," meaning they possess significant natural, historic, recreational, cultural and/or archaeological resources. Enhance your Alaska vacation by exploring any of Alaska's scenic byways.

Alaska also has two National Scenic Byways. It also has one All American Road, the Seward Highway, one of the top scenic roads in the U.S.

  • Alaska Marine Highway: National Scenic Byway
  • Alaska Railroad
  • Dalton Highway
  • Glenn Highway: National Scenic Byway
  • Seward Highway: All American Road
  • Parks Highway
  • Richardson Highway
  • Steese Highway
  • Sterling Highway: Wye to Skilak Lake
  • Sterling Highway: Anchor Point to Homer
  • Taylor "Top of the World" Highway

For more information visit the Traveling Within Alaska section of this site, or the Department of Transportation's page on Alaska's Scenic Byways at dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/scenic.


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