Alaska's amazing Seward Highway is a once-in-a-lifetime trip

The ultimate Alaskan adventure!

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Created by joygrn - March 31st 2019

Vacations don't have to be all about the sun and the sand. If you're looking to escape the heat, or just experience something a little different, then an Alaskan road trip is the perfect solution. There's no better route than the scenic Seward Highway! The road may be a little windy as it takes you through the magnificent Kenai Mountains, along the breezy coastal Turnagain Arm, into the Chugach National Forest and through some of the country's most rugged untamed landscapes. To conquer the Seward Highway is a feat of which to be proud... and a feat that will be hard to forget.

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
3.5

5000 W International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK, US

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Date: June 7, 2019

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7mi 00h 10m

9800 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK, US

Great Alaskan Holidays Inc.

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Date: June 7, 2019

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1mi 00h 04m
Costco
3.7

330 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK, US

Costco

2
49mi 00h 55m

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

4
89mi 01h 32m
Wal*Mikes
4.0

Mile 115 Parks Highway, Trapper Creek, AK, US

Wal*Mikes

4
105mi 01h 46m

Denali National Park, Alaska, United States

Date: June 8, 2019

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29mi 00h 31m

Denali Hwy, Cantwell, AK, US

Cantwell Lodge & Bar!

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29mi 00h 31m

Denali National Park Rd, Healy, AK, US

Riley Creek Campground, Denali

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Date: June 8, 2019

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11mi 00h 14m
49th State Brewing Company
4.5

Mile 248.5 Parks Hwy, Healy, AK, US

49th State Brewing Company

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9
106mi 01h 46m
University of Alaska Museum of the North
4.5

907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK, US

University of Alaska Museum of the North

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10
20mi 00h 24m
Santa Claus House
4.0

101 St Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK, US

Santa Claus House

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233mi 04h 05m

Mile 188.7 Glenn Hwy, Glennallen, AK, US

Northern Nights Campground & Rv Park

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117mi 02h 05m
Valdez Museum and Historical Archive
4.5

217 Egan Ave, Valdez, AK, US

Valdez Museum and Historical Archive

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13
98mi 01h 43m
Wrangell-St Elias National Park
4.4

106.8 Richardson Highway (Hwy 4), Glennallen, AK, US

Wrangell-St Elias National Park

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14
105mi 01h 44m
Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site
5.0

Mile 101 Glenn Highway, Sutton, AK, US

Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site

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104mi 01h 48m

Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK, US

Potter Marsh Boardwalk

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440mi 11h 60m
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6mi 00h 06m
Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site
4.5
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Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site is a cute little tourist attraction that has deep roots in the past. The cabin that houses their gift shop is one of the oldest buildings on the Turnagain Arm, and it's also got a little museum on site as well. You can also experience panning for gold, like the earliest settlers in Alaska did, and take in the views as you relax right at the edge of the coast.

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2mi 00h 03m
Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ
4.0

Mile Post 103.5 Seward Highway, Hope, AK, US

Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ

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A rugged road trip calls for rib-sticking grub, which is exactly what you'll get at Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ. With succulent ribs, pulled pork, smoked brisket, flavorful sausage, deep fried wings, and BBQ staples like collards, banana pudding, and sweet tea, you might forget for a moment that you're in Alaska, not the South!

Summer is probably the best time for a trip down the Seward Highway. Winter brings severe cold and extreme weather, and fall tends to be on the rainy, cold side of things. Winter can last well into the spring in Alaska as well, but the warmer months in the state can be quite pleasant, and make for great hiking and exploring weather! The highway does get shoveled in the winter, so it's a safer road to travel if you're set on visiting Alaska then, but your options for exploring parks might be more limited.