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Old May 26th, 2005, 11:37 AM
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Default Driving from Denali to Anchorage...sightseeing stops?

hi, we are renting a car to travel from Denali to Anchorage...we plan to leave denali early morning and we have the whole day before arriving in anchorage...we will definitely stop at talkeetna...any other suggested stops?
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Old May 26th, 2005, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Driving from Denali to Anchorage...sightseeing stops?

You need to do some homework and a necessary reference is THE MILEPOST, get a copy now if you don't already have one. Plenty to see along the way, read over the highway log Parks Highway and do what is of interest. Way more packed into that 250 miles than you can do in a day. Highly recommended is flightseeing out of Talkeetna, unlikely to view McKinley without one. Look at- Hatcher Pass- but most likely your car rental will prohibit the Wasilla entry so go to the mine from Palmer. Eklutna Spirit house tours, Eagle River Nature Center etc etc etc.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Driving from Denali to Anchorage...sightseeing stops?

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough encompasses most of the area you will be traveling in. They produce a great free guide, which is specific to the area.
http://www.alaskavisit.com/
While I love the Milepost , if this is the only driving you will be doing in Alaska the Milepost will be overkill. (It chronicles mile by mile every highway in Western canada and Alaska0. Also the Mat-Su visitors guide has some suggested itieneraries that are helpful.

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Old June 2nd, 2005, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Driving from Denali to Anchorage...sightseeing stops?

thanks karen and becky...

i'll be leaving from denali in the morning and have to be in anchorage before the end of the day...yahoo maps is saying that it takes 7 hours to drive non-stop....

since it seems like i don't have much time for sightseeing, i'm hoping i can just get any suggestion from you on where to go...

the mat-su guide is good but their suggested itineraries has a minimum of days...
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Driving from Denali to Anchorage...sightseeing stops?

Denali Park -Anchorage is 240 miles, allow 6 hours with stops. As a suggestion, stop in Talkeetna. Then consider the sled dog museum in Wasilla, brief only, and if of interest. Hatcher Pass from Palmer, Eklutna Spirit House tour, Eagle River Nature Center. AND see Anchorage.
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