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Located midway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, this highway leads to some interesting tundra hikes.
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  • Average5%
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Between Cantwell and Paxson, AK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour coach drove over the Denali Highway's mostly dirt road without incident. A Spring storm dropped a bit of snow and some lakes/ponds were still melting. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. This was definitely a highlight of our two week trip. We made a...More

Thank bglhvn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the night at the Tangle Lakes BLM campground and spent a glorious day slowly driving the Denali Road to Brushkana BLM campground. We saw incredible birds, including Blackpoll Warblers and Rock Ptarmigan at Tangle Lakes Campground, lots of Yellow Warblers, and a singing...More

Thank Ginteralaska
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I've been lucky enough to travel on some rather amazing roads in the US, including the continental divide in CO, Sedona in AZ and the southern part of the Pacific Coast Highway. The Denali highway certainly is a contender with those for the most beautiful...More

Thank psudino
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We drove the Denali Highway into the Interior of Alaska from Anchorage to Fairbanks. To call it scenic is an understatement! The drive from Anchorage to Seward is the only drive that rivaled this one! There are a few scenic stops and don't miss stopping...More

1  Thank Linsey H
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Not our first time driving across this 135 mile gravel road but the first in many years. Recommend doing in a truck or SUV since the road can beat pretty rough in places. Not a lot of public restrooms available but totally worth the time...More

Thank MEH1954
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Denali Highway (Alaska Route 8) is a must drive if you visit Alaska. Open in the short summer season only it's a fantastic drive. I prefer to start on the Paxson side of the highway and take my time. We drove it twice now in...More

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Yes, its a rough road and a slow drive but well worth it for an up close look at raw Alaska and gorgeous scenery. Didn't pass many other travelers and those we did were hunters. Make sure you tank up before you take this excursion...More

1  Thank Lqchar
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We started driving the Denali Highway on the Paxton side.Those paved 21 miles went by quickly and then the road became all potholes with very few road in between. We were in a 25 foot camper which GAH stated we could do, but we had...More

1  Thank Jo Ellen W
Reviewed 16 August 2016

At one time this was the only road to Denali park. Its less than 100 miles across but worth every min. We have dome it a few times. Keep your camera ready there's always something to see if not the scenery. Our favorite time is...More

1  Thank powell2765
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We drove this "highway" all the way from Paxson to Cantwell, its entire length in an "intermediate" size car (Ford Focus). We double checked with the rental company (Enterprise) that this was allowed as most other majors do not allow it. The first 20 miles...More

3  Thank rcholden
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What is the best month for travel
10 October 2016|
Response from MEH1954 | Reviewed this property |
It's only open in summer until the snow flies. No winter maintenance. In spring it's graded then begins deteriorating with traffic. We went in September & it's beautiful but slow going with potholes. Most RV & car rental... More
Do you know if rental RVs are allowed?
31 July 2016|
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Response from DFRB | Reviewed this property |
They are definitely allowed on the Denali Highway. We passed several that had pulled off the road for what appeared to be the night before. They had their awning out and were having breakfast when we drove past. We rented... More