Length: 135.0 mi / 217.3 km
Time to Allow: 2.5 hours to drive or eight hours to visit the entire byway.
Tracing the receding glaciers responsible for this rugged gateway to Alaska's interior, Glenn Highway tells of powerful geological processes and the resourceful people who have managed to thrive along its corridor. Begin your journey in Anchorage and wind along 135 miles through fascinating landscapes, historical sites, and cozy roadhouses.
Wishes of riches and glory led people to the Alaska goldfields in the early 1800s. The Glenn Highway is host to a huge yellow gold mine, along with several black gold (coal) mines. Take a trip on this historically abundant highway, and acquire a wealth of historical facts and stories as you journey through some of Alaska’s most majestic landscapes.
Drive Glenn Highway for some exceptional bird watching in Alaska, the land of adventure. The byway is filled with places for you to pull out your binoculars and scope out the birds.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Culture and Nature along Glenn Highway
Covering rugged mountain terrain through the last real American frontier, you'll experience natural beauty and native culture.