Transportation and Maps
Where is the Mat-Su Valley?
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, or Mat-Su, is centrally located between Anchorage and Denali National Park and Preserve in Southcentral Alaska.
Three major Alaska highways traverse the Mat-Su, connecting visitors and RV travelers to Alaska's most accessible and varied wilderness - the Glenn Highway, Parks Highway and Denali Highway. View Alaska Road Trips
HOW TO GET TO THE MAT-SU
Driving from Anchorage? Drive north via the Glenn Highway (Alaska Route 1). The Parks Highway splits off at mile 35 for Wasilla, Knik, Houston, Willow, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Denali National Park and Denali State Park. Continue on the Glenn Highway to reach Palmer, Sutton, Chickaloon, Eureka and Lake Louise.
From Fairbanks go south on the Parks Highway (Alaska Route 3) to enter the north end of the Mat-Su Valley, which begins south of Cantwell.
If you're driving up the Alaska Highway, take the Richardson Highway from Tok to Glennallen. Turn on the Glenn Highway and head west. The Mat-Su Valley's most eastern border is Lake Louise.
Ride the Rails. Train service to Wasilla and Talkeetna from Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali National Park is offered daily from May to September and weekends in winter.
Rent a motorhome. With more than two dozen RV parks, campgrounds and recreation sites, the Mat-Su Valley is a top destination for travelers on wheels. Alaska RV rentals are available in Anchorage and Wasilla. Find a business
Catch a ride! Shuttle, taxi, limousine and motorcoach service is available from Anchorage, Fairbanks and other cities in between. Find a business
GETTING AROUND THE MAT-SU
The Mat-Su Valley encompasses more than 23,000 square miles! Click here for an Alaska Highway map and Alaska Highway mileage chart for distances between destination points within the Mat-Su Valley, as well as other highlights throughout Alaska.
GETTING TO ALASKA
Travel to Alaska is by air, sea and land. Visit the Official State of Alaska Visitor Website to view mileage charts, common transportation routes and specific information on these different forms of transportation.