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Alaska Byway Highway Guide

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Junction of Highway #5 The Alaska Taylor Highway
Jack Wade Junction - Junction of The Alaska Taylor Highway Scenic Byway. East to Yukon, Canada / Alaska U.S.A. Border crossing point, 21.5 kms. East to Dawson City, Yukon. North to Community of Eagle, Alaska & Fort Egbert, Alaska. 65 miles. West via The Taylor Highway to Chicken, Alaska, Tetlin Junction, Alaska. NOTE: for highway travel west via The Taylor Highway - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide Junction of Eagle Cutoff to Tetlin Junction for driving directions and highway photos.

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View from highway - Photo Alaska's Scenic Byway highway sign
The Taylor / Top of the World Highways is one of Alaska's Scenic Byways. NOTE: This highway 'The Top of the World Highway', on both sides of the Canada / United States border is not maintained in the winter. Check before traveling, as to highway conditions in the spring and fall.
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View from highway
Driving south on the Alaska Top of the World Highway. Looking south (back) Top of the World Highway.
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Roadside roadway turnout - Photo taken from roadway turnout
No services. West side of roadway.
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View from highway
Driving south on the Alaska, Top of the World Highway.
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View from highway
Driving south on the Alaska, Top of the World Highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Jottahamma Creek.
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View from highway
Driving south on the Alaska, Top of the World Highway.
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View from highway
Driving south on the Alaska, Top of the World Highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Yamerak Creek.
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View from highway - Photo lookin north east at the Community of Boundary, Alaska
Driving south on the Alaska, Top of the World Highway.
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Community of Boundary, Alaska
Services fuel at roadway, gas, diesel, tire repair, service. East side of highway.
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Community of Boundary, Alaska
One of Alaska's old Log buildings.
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Point of Information
Crossing Yamerak Creek.
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Roadside turnout - Photo taken from roadway turnout
Gravel turnout with information sign. West side of highway
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Roadside turnout - Photo taken from roadway turnout
Gravel turnout with information sign. Text on the sign indicates this is the home range of the Forty Mile caribou herd. The Forty Mile caribou herd, once the largest caribou herd in Alaska and the Yukon, is also one of the most sizable herd in the world. The Forty Mile caribou herd ranged from the White Mountains north of Fairbanks to Whitehorse. In the 1920s it was estimated that the herd was 568,000 animals. Biologists now estimate the population to be about 46,000 caribou, (2003).
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View from roadway
Driving south on the Alaska, Top of the World Highway.
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View from roadway Photo in the distance The U.S.A. / Canada Border Checkpoint
Driving south on the Alaska, Top of the World Highway.
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Yukon, Canada / Alaska, U.S.A. Border
NOTE: TIME CHANGE; West bound traffic to Alaska, set your watches back one hour. East bound traffic from Alaska set your watches ahead one hour.
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View from highway - Photo Welcome to the Yukon highway sign.
Canada/U.S. Border. Start finish of Road Map Highway Travel Guide. NOTE: For highway travel via Yukon Highway #9 The 'Top of the World Highway' to Dawson City - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide Alaska / Yukon border to Dawson City, Yukon for driving directions and highway photos.