In Alaska’s heartland, you’ll see the continent’s tallest peak, Denali, and wide expanses of tundra. The forests are teeming with wildlife and bird life ranging from the formidable grizzly to stately herds of caribou to the state bird, the Willow Ptarmigan. Experience summer’s midnight sun or the winter’s northern lights. Wildlife can be seen on the highway that runs by Denali National Park, carrying visitors to and from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Interior is the original home of Alaska’s Athabascan Indians. Gold miners, farmers and fur trappers later discovered the riches of this region.
As visitors head north via the Alaska Highway, the first town encountered is Tok. Located between the Tanana River and the Alaska Range, Tok is a trade center for several Athabascan Native villages. While in Tok, visit the Tok Public Lands Information Center for museum displays, a wildlife film and trip-planning information. The Tok Chamber of Commerce "Main Street Alaska" Visitors Center also provides helpful advice for accessing local hiking, fishing, flightseeing and bicycling attractions.
Alaska Highway: Cities & Towns
Alaska Highway: Parks