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Alaska State #5 Highway Guide

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Junction of Alaska Highway #5 & #2 'The Alaska Highway'
North via 'The Taylor Highway' to communities of Chicken, Alaska, Eagle, Alaska. North to 'The Top of the World Highway and Dawson City, Yukon. The Taylor highway is one of Alaska's Scenic Byways.
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Junction of Alaska Highway #5 & #2 'The Alaska Highway'
West to Tok, Alaska, Tanacross, Alaska, Delta, Alaska, Fairbanks Alaska. West to Moon Lake, Alaska State Recreation Site Campground. Camping facilities: 15 campsites, a boat launch, picnic area, a sandy beach area, drinking water and pit toilets, swimming, fishing.
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View from highway
Traveling north via 'The Alaska, Taylor Highway'
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0.4
Point of Information
NOTE: Next gas, diesel, 67 miles - 107 kms. north.
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2.3
Roadside highway turnout
Long paved turnout, no services. East side of highway.
2.7
4.4
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5.2
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6.7
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout, no services. East side of highway.
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9.0
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9.2
Roadside highway turnout
Small turnout, no services. East side of highway
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20.6
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24.1
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout, no services. East side of highway.
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27.2
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29.7
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19.3
31.1
Point of Information
Crossing Yamerak Creek.
20.8
33.4
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33.7
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33.9
Roadside highway turnout
With information sign and garbage container.
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38.2
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40.0
Point of Information
Crossing Jottahamma Creek.
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41.1
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42.8
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43.7
Roadside highway turnout - View Area
Large gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
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45.9
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48.8
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53.4
Roadside highway turnout view Area
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
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Roadside highway turnout - Mount Fairplay Wayside Rest Area - View Area
Toilets, Information sign. West side of highway.
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54.1
Roadside highway turnout - Mount Fairplay Wayside Rest Area - View Area
Photo taken from roadside turnout. Sign text reads. 'The Taylor Highway leads through some of earliest and riches gold mining country in Alaska to the city of Eagle on the Yukon River. Gold was discovered by Franklin, in 1886, and the old town of Forty Mile was located on the Yukon River at the mouth of the Forty Mile River. A river boat trip from Eagle will take you to this historic town. The Chicken Creek area was also a rich gold mining area at about the same time. Wade Creek was also another rich area and the remains of an old dredge still stand along the road. The old horse and wagon trail used by the early day miners and freighters is still visible in many places and the present highway often parallels this trail. The largest herd of caribou in Alaska crosses the Taylor Highway each fall on its annual migration. This is truly a sportsman paradise with an abundance of fish and game.
34.7
55.8
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway
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57.7
View from highway
Traveling north via 'The Alaska, Taylor Highway'
37.8
60.9
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
38.0
61.1
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41.3
66.4
Point of Information
Crossing Logging Cabin Creek, Alaska.
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68.7
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43.7
70.4
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70.8
Point of Information
Crossing Jottahamma Creek, Alaska
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71.1
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72.8
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Access to Campground - West Fork Alaska State Campground
East side of highway. Camping facilities at West Fork campground: 25 campsites, picnic tables, water, fishing, pit toilets.
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76.1
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area -
Large turnout, no services
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76.4
Point of Information - Photo looking at the West Fork Dennison River, Alaska
Crossing The West Fork Dennison River, Alaska.
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77.8
View from highway
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78.2
Point of Information
Crossing Taylor Creek, Alaska.
49.8
80.1
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86.4
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57.0
91.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
58.5
94.2
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95.7
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61.3
98.7
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62.3
100.3
Point of Information
Crossing Mosquito Fork of Fortymile River, Alaska
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View from highway- Photo looking west at Mosquito Fork of Fortymile River, Alaska
Traveling north via 'The Alaska, Taylor Highway'
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100.5
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area Mosquito Fork of Fortymile River, Alaska
Picnic tables pit toilets, information sign.
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100.7
View from highway
Traveling north via 'The Alaska, Taylor Highway'
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102.8
Community of Chicken, Alaska - Photo Chicken, Alaska highway sign
Southern limits.
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Access to Chicken , Alaska Downtown Ghost Town
Access to RV Park Campground gas, diesel, internet. .25 miles southeast of highway. NOTE: Side trip taken to downtown Chicken, Alaska.
64.5
103.8
Down town Chicken Alaska - Photo Business Area

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Access to R V Park Campground - Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost
Coffee Bar, Internet service gold panning.
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Side trip to Downtown Chicken - Photos of Interest
Photo - The Pedro Gold Dredge Chicken Alaska; listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, after sitting idle for 31 years, the million pound dredge was moved in one piece to its present location at the Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost. The dredge is the most complete line bucket gold dredge in Alaska, and was opened to the public in August 2005. Tours are now offered daily throughout the season.
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105.0
Back on the Taylor Highway
After side trip to Downtown Chicken, Alaska.
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Access to Chicken Center R V Park Campground -
Services fuel at highway, gas, diesel. gold panning.
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Point of Information
Crossing Chicken Creek, Alaska.
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105.2
View from highway
Looking south at Chicken Creek, Alaska.
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Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
No services, access to hiking trail. South side of highway.
67.0
107.9
View from highway
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67.2
108.1
Point of Information
Crossing Lost Chicken Creek, Alaska.
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108.4
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68.4
110.1
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113.6
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71.6
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72.6
116.9
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72.8
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Alaska Highway State Maintenance Station- South Fork, Alaska
West side of highway.
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Access to Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area - South Fork River Wayside
Picnic tables, pit toilets, information sign. access to canoe lauching site.
73.7
118.6
Point of Information
Crossing the South Fork River, Alaska.
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120.7
Roadside highway turnout
Small pullout, no services. West side of highway.
76.9
123.8
View from highway
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79.7
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Point of Information - Photo looking at Walker Fork River
Crossing Walker Fork River, Alaska
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129.6
Access to Walker Fork Alaska State Campground
Camping facilities; 20 camping sites, picnic tables pit toilets, fishing.
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View from highway - Photo The Jack Wade Gold Dredge, Alaska
The Jack Wade Gold Dredge is vislble from the east side of the Taylor Highway. The Jack Wade Dredge, began as the Butte Creek Dredge. Installed in 1934 below the mouth of Butte Creek, it was later moved to Walker Fork, then to Wade Creek. It was one of the first bucket-line dredges used in the area and it worked the longest time. Mining continues in the vicinity today, some on lands managed by the BLM of Alaska.
85.3
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View from highway
Traveling north via 'The Alaska, Taylor Highway'
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137.3
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services
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138.8
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Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of the highway
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Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of the highway
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141.9
View from highway
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146.5
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148.0
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93.3
150.2
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150.5
Jack Wade Junction - Junction of Alaska Top of the World Highway
East to Yukon, Canada / Alaska U.S.A. Border crossing point, 21.5 kms. West to Dawson City, Yukon. North to Community of Eagle, Alaska & Fort Egbert, Alaska. 65 miles – In 1897, some dissatisfied gold prospectors who could not find profitable gold claims in the Klondike were joined by a group of businessmen, and chose to establish their own city on the other side of the International border. Located 12 river miles outside the Canadian border, they called it Eagle for the large birds on the bluff.
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150.5
Junction of Alaska Top of the World Highway
North via highway #5 to Fort Egbert, Alaska a National Historic Landmark. Fort Egbert is the only standing Frontier Era fort of its kind in Alaska. It was built in 1899 during the Alaska Gold Rush as a federal presence on the Yukon River. Fort Egbert was established immediately adjacent to the community of Eagle, to provide assistance and maintain law and order among the miners. It became a key communication center for Alaska when the phenomenal 1,506 mile long Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System (WAMCATS) was completed on June 29, 1903.
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150.5
Junction of Alaska Top of the World Highway & 'The Alaska Taylor Highway'
For highway travel east via 'The Alaska Top of the World Highway' - see Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide 'The Alaska Top of the World Scenic Byway' - Junction of Alaska Highway #5 'The Taylor Highway to the Canada United States Border and Dawson City, Yukon for driving directions and highway photos.