Leaving Denali National Park we drove the Denali Highway from Cantwell to Paxson. The Denali Highway is 135 miles of mostly unpaved road connecting the Parks Highway to the Richardson Highway. We drove it early in the morning and enjoyed the spectacular scenery, stopping in the Tangle Lakes area to make our breakfast.
Talkeetna Range to the south
Alaska Range to the north
(most of it is unpaved)
Mount Deborah and Hess Mountain
Susitna River bridge
Tangle Lakes Archaeological District
At the end of the Denali Highway at the ghost town of Paxson, we turned north on the Richardson Highway toward Fairbanks and drove to Summit Lake and Gakona Glacier. We had intended to hike to the Gakona Glacier but were very tired and instead turned back south and drove the Richardson Highway to Glennallen where we spent the evening.
Gakona Glacier area
near Gakona Glacier
Gakona Glacier and area
Hairy Alpine Milk Vetch
the road to Gulkana Glacier
fellow explorer and photographer
views from the overlook on the Richardson Highway
taiga between Paxson and Glenallen