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Scenic Drives and RV Trips
Experience the heart and soul of the "Last Frontier" by exploring Alaska highways, National Scenic Byways and less-traveled country roads. Whether planning a one-day scenic drive, weekend escape, Denali RV vacation or extended road trip, follow the directions below for an unforgettable Alaska adventure! Maps are available at the Mat-Su Visitors Center.
These five featured Alaska self-driving tours highlight the Mat-Su Valley's most interesting and scenic roadways, natural and cultural attractions. Wherever the road takes you, keep an eye out for Alaska wildlife.
Glenn Highway, Denali Highway and Parks Highway LoopFrom Musk Ox to McKinley, this drive is a photographer's dream. The Glenn Highway, which winds through the Mat-Su Valley, is one of America's designated scenic byways. The designated byway portion of the Glenn is 135 miles in length and cuts through some of the most impressive terrain on earth. Follow the loop through the Mat-Su Valley along the Glenn, Richardson and Parks Highways for two (or more) days of glacier trekking, fossil hunting, wildlife watching, birding and more. View detail
Independence Mine/Hatcher Pass Road Scenic LoopGold for Gold! Travel through the Gold Rush Country to hear fascinating tales of Alaska Gold Rush era and tour one of Alaska's top-producing gold mines. This half- or full-day trip features hiking and berry picking. View detail
Knik-Goose Bay Road Scenic DriveAlaska Sled dogs, mushers, golf and wild Alaska salmon! Follow this half-day drive to experience Iditarod Headquarters, midnight sun tee times and fishing in Alaska's abundant and natural waterways. View detail
Old Glenn Highway Scenic LoopThis 5-mile loop meanders along the braided Matanuska River and through farmlands where original colony log barns are still standing. View detail
Petersville Road Scenic DriveThe "other" road to Denali National Park ambles through rugged mining backcountry carved by ancient glaciers. View abandoned mining communities, watch for wildlife and get phenomenal views of the Alaska Range and Mount McKinley. View detail
Alaska Campgrounds and RV Parks
With more than two dozen RV parks, campgrounds and recreation sites in the Valley, the Mat-Su Valley is a top destination for Alaska motorhome travelers. Search member listings under "Vacation Fundamentals" for private campgrounds or view a list of public campgrounds.
Beautifully treed campground located on excellent fishing stream. Electric hookups, picnic tables, toilets, fire rings, BBQ, store, tackle, flower gardens, lawns, forests. Frommers rating: 5 stars for cleanliness, 4 stars for quiet and beauty. more
Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play
The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!
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