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Portions of this highway are designated as one of Alaska's Scenic Byways. The Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway follows a path carved by ancient glaciers. Following the Matanuska, Alaska River for over half its length, this Byway winds through some of the most impressive terrain in Alaska.
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Junction of Highway #4 The Richardson Highway & Community of Glennallen
Community of Glennallen, Alaska. Access to a large Visitor Information Center. Services fuel at highway, gas, diesel. North via The Richardson Highway to communities of Gulkana, Alaska, Sourdough, Alaska, Paxson, Alaska, Delta Junction, Alaska and The Alaska Highway. South via The Richardson Highway to Copper Center, Alaska, Tonsina, Alaska, and Valdez, Alaska.
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Junction of Highway #4 The Richardson Highway & Community of Glennallen
For highway travel south via Alaska Highway #4 'The Richardson Scenic Byway' - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide Glennallen, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska for driving directions and highway photos, see attached link.

0.4
0.7
Services fuel at highway
Gas, diesel, south side of highway. Access to lodging, north side of highway
1.4
2.2
Access to R V Park Campground
South side of highway.
1.6
2.6
Access to R V Park Campground
South side of highway.
2.0
3.2
Services fuel at highway
Gas, diesel, propane. South side of highway.
2.2
3.6
Access to Health Clinic
North side of highway.
2.8
4.5
Point of Information
Crossing Moose Creek.
5.1
8.2
Photo view from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
6.0
9.6
Point of Information
Telephone 511 for travel information.
12.1
19.4
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout with historical marker sign. South side of highway.
12.3
19.8
Community of Tolsona, Alaska

14.7
23.7
Roadside highway turnout
Large paved turnout, no services. South side of highway.
15.3
24.7
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
15.9
25.6
Photo view from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
16.0
25.7
Access to R V Park Campground
North side of highway.
16.2
26.0
Point of Information
Crossing Tolsona Creek, Alaska.
18.8
30.3
Tolsona Lake Road
Access to Tolsona Lake, Alaska & Moose Lake, Alaska. Access to lodging. North of highway
19.1
30.7
Roadside highway turnout
Large paved turnout, no services. South side of highway.
19.1
30.8
Point of Information
Crossing Jottahamma Creek, Alaska
20.3
32.6
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout, no services. South side of highway.
26.2
42.2
Roadside highway turnout
Large paved turnout. South side of highway.
26.8
43.1
Access to Tex Smith Lake, Alaska
Tex Smith Lake is stocked with catchable Rainbow Trout. The lake is part of the Tazlina River, Alaska drainage system.
28.6
46.0
Access to Lake Louise Recreation Area
Campgrounds and lodging, 16 miles north of highway.
31.6
50.9
Access to D J Lake, Alaska and Sucker Lake, Alaska
South of highway. D J Lake is a stocked lake with Rainbow Trout.
32.4
52.2
Access to Buffalo Lake, Alaska
North of highway. Buffalo Lake is stocked with catchable Rainbow Trout.
32.6
52.4
Access to Lodging
South side of highway.
32.7
52.6
Access to Tazlina Airport

33.1
53.2
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout, no services. South side of highway.
33.3
53.6
Access to Gergie Lake, Alaska
Gergie Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout.
33.9
54.5
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
34.6
55.7
Community of Mendeltna, Alaska

35.7
57.4
Access to Lodging
South side of highway.
35.8
57.6
Point of Information
Crossing Mendeltana Creek, Alaska.
35.9
57.7
Mendeltana Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area
Paved turnout, toilets. North side of highway.
38.1
61.3
Community of Nelchina, Alaska

39.5
63.5
Access to Ryan's Lake, Alaska
Ryan's Lake, is stocked with catchable Rainbow Trout.
40.7
65.5
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
45.0
72.4
Access to Lodging
South side of highway.
50.8
81.7
Point of Information
Crossing Little Nelchina River, Alaska
52.2
84.0
Roadside highway turnout
Large paved turnout, no services. North side of highway.
52.8
85.0
Access to R V Park Campground
North side of highway.
53.1
85.5
Roadside highway turnout
Long paved turnout, no services. North side of highway.
55.8
89.8
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
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94.4
Eureka Summit - Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
With information signs. NOTE: The Glenn Highway Alaska's, Scenic Byway starts at this easterly point. The Glenn Byway points of interest: At Eureka Summit, see four of Alaska's major mountain ranges: the Alaska Range, the Chugach Mountains, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains. - Matanuska River Canyon as you leave Palmer. The historic coal mining community of Sutton provides a look at early 1900 Alaska. - Eklutna Village Historical Park provides another look into the heritage of the Athabascan Alaska Natives. - Access the 500,000-acre Chugach State Park and its many trails and attractions from Eagle River/ Chugiak. - Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center off Muldoon Road, which provides the visitor a glimpse at Alaska's five major Native groups. - The Chugach Mountains that parallel the Byway along its entire route.
58.7
94.5
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
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95.8
Services fuel at highway
North side of highway.
59.6
95.9
Access to Lodging

60.2
96.9
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
61.3
98.7
Access to Hiking Trail
South side of highway.
64.4
103.7
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
64.5
103.8
Access to Hiking Trail
North side of highway.
65.8
105.9
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
66.4
106.8
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout with access to a hiking trail. North side of highway.
67.5
108.7
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
Paved turnout with information sign.
68.9
110.8
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
Paved turnout South side of highway. Photo taken from viewpoint.
70.2
112.9
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
70.4
113.3
Roadside highway turnout - Photo from turnout
Paved turnout with access to hiking trail. South side of highway. Photo looking at the Chugach Mountains. The name 'Chugach' is from the Eskimo tribal name Chugachmiut.
72.4
116.5
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
Paved turnout, no services
73.0
117.4
Access to Lodging

73.3
117.9
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
74.0
119.1
Access to Sheep Mountain Lodge
North side of highway. Access to R V Park campground
74.8
120.3
Access to Sheep Mountain Airport

74.9
120.5
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area
Paved turnout with information kiosk, picnic tables.
75.0
120.7
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
75.5
121.5
Point of Information
Crossing Gypsum Creek, Alaska.
75.8
122.0
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
77.0
123.9
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
77.2
124.2
Access to R V Park campground
With cafe
78.0
125.6
Access to Bed amd Breakfast
South side of highway.
79.1
127.3
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout, no services. North side of highway.
79.7
128.2
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
Large turnout, access for east bound traffic only. South side of highway.
80.4
129.4
Point of Information
Crossing Caribou Creek, Alaska.
80.6
129.7
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
81.8
131.6
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
83.0
133.6
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout, no services. North side of highway.
83.3
134.0
Glacier View School

85.1
136.9
Services fuel at highway
Access to Long Rifle Lodge.
85.3
137.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
86.1
138.5
Matanuska Glacier Alaska State Recreation Site and Campground.
North side of highway. Camping facilities: 12 campsites, water, toilets, picnic tables & sites, fire pits,hiking trails. no dump station. Park Features: Viewpoint of Matanuska Glacier, Alaska. The Edge Nature Trail begins at the rest area and provides a 20-minute walk through the forest to glacier viewing platforms.
87.4
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Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area - Photo taken from viewpoint
Paved turnout, no services. North side of highway. Photo looking at the Alaska Matanuska Glacier.
88.2
142.0
Community of Glacierview, Alaska

90.0
144.9
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
90.5
145.6
Point of Information
Crossing Hicks Creek, Alaska
90.8
146.2
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
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148.0
Access to Victory Bible Camp
North of highway 1.5 miles.
92.4
148.7
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
95.9
154.3
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout. access to Puritan Hiking Trail.
96.4
155.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
97.5
156.9
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
97.6
157.0
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services.
97.6
157.1
Point of Information
Crossing Puritan Creek, Alaska.
98.6
158.7
Roadside highway turnout
Access to Weiner Lake, Alaska. Weiner Lake is stocked with catchable Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Artic Grayling.
98.7
158.8
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
98.7
158.9
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
99.2
159.6
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout. North side of highway.
99.6
160.3
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
101.0
162.6
Access to Long Lake Alaska State Recreation Site
South side of highway. No Campground, facilities: toilets, wheelchair accessible, picnic sites, no water, hiking trails.
103.1
165.9
Roadside highway turnout
Access to Bonnie Lake, Alaska. North side of highway.
105.5
169.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
107.9
173.6
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
108.2
174.1
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. North side of highway.
108.4
174.5
Point of Information
Crossing the Chickaloon River, Alaska
108.5
174.6
Roadside highway turnout
Access to the Chickaloon River. North side of highway.
109.3
175.9
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services, access to the Chickaloon River.
109.6
176.4
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
110.5
177.9
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
111.4
179.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
111.8
179.9
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
112.8
181.6
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. North side of highway.
114.8
184.8
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
116.1
186.8
Access to R V Park Campground
North side of highway.
117.4
189.0
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
119.7
192.6
Access to King Mountain Alaska State Recreation Site
Campground. Camping facilities: Pit toilets, picnic sites, picnic tables& shelter, water, no R V dump.
119.9
192.9
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
123.4
198.6
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. South side of highway.
124.0
199.6
Community of Sutton, Alaska
Eastern limits. Sutton was founded around 1918 as a station on the Matanuska Branch of the Alaska Railroad.
125.4
201.8
Point of Information
Crossing Eska Creek, Alaska.
126.6
203.7
Services fuel at highway
South side of highway.
127.6
205.4
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
South side of highway.
128.2
206.3
Access to Palmer, Alaska Correction Center
North of highway.
131.4
211.5
Point of Information
Crossing Moose Creek, Alaska.
136.0
218.9
Access to The Musk Ox Farm
The Musk Ox Farm is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the development and domestication of the musk ox. The goal of the Musk Ox Project, begun in 1954, is to introduce a gentle, non-intrusive form of agriculture to the Arctic. These animals form the basis of an Alaskan cottage industry for natives living in remote coastal villages. The Musk Ox Farm is an ideal place to observe and photograph these animals at close range. Tours are available where you will learn about the history of the musk ox, a prehistoric remnant of the last great Ice Age, and how it has been domesticated on the farm. The Musk Ox Project promotes the use of the fine under-wool of the musk ox as the basis of an Arctic native textile industry.
136.5
219.7
Hatchers Pass
North access to Independence Mine State Historic Park. Independence Mine State Historical Park, situated in the Talkeetna Mountains, offers the chance to see the remainders of a once-thriving gold mining operation. The machinery and buildings abandoned by the roughly 200 miners who lived there are a historical landmark in a state shaped by gold rushes. NOTE; always check with local road conditions before venturing off highway.
137.9
221.9
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
138.0
222.0
Access to the City of Palmer - West Arctic Ave - The old Glenn Highway'
Palmer, Alaska is located in the center of the lush farmlands of the Matanuska Valley and was established around 1916 as a railway station on the Matanuska Branch of the Alaska Railroad, in 1935. Palmer is home to the Alaska State Fair. Attractions in and around Palmer: Knik Glacier and Matanuska Glacier - Independence Mine State Historical Park and Hatcher Pass - The Musk-Ox Farm -
139.0
223.7
City of Palmer, Alaska
Junction of Palmer - Wasilla Highway. North side of highway
139.4
224.4
Services fuel at highway
Gas, diesel. South side of highway
141.1
227.1
Access to R V Park Campground
North side of highway.
142.1
228.6
Outer Springer Loop
South side of highway.
144.7
232.9
Junction of Alaska Highway #3 - The Parks Highway
North to Houston, Alaska, Willow, Alaska, Trapper Creek, Alaska, Fairbanks Alaska. The George A Parks Highway offers a number of opportunities to see North America's tallest peak, Mount McKinley. It also provides access to Denali National Park and Preserve.Portions of this highway between Denali Sate Park and the community of Healy is classed as one of Alaska's Scenic Byway it is also classed as a National Scenic Byway. Byway attractions highlights: 48 -miles of trails in Denali State Park. - The Alaska Veterans Memorial - Hurricane Gulch Bridge - 27-mile Little Coal Creek Trail - The majestic Mount McKinley (20,320 feet) while you look at the mountain at Broad Pass, a 2,400-foot pass - Stop in Healy and learn more about Alaska's largest coal-mining operation - Whitewater rafting is popular in the turbulent Nenana River.
144.7
232.9
Junction of Alaska Highway #3 - The Parks Highway
Access to Visitor Information. North access via highway#3 to Alaska State Recreational Site Campgrounds. Finger Lake State Rec Site - Big Lake South State Rec. Site - Rocky Lake State Rec. Site - Big Lake North State Rec Site - Nancy Lake State Rec. Site. Montana Creek State Park Recreational Site.
144.8
233.1
Access to R V Park Campground
North side of highway.
144.9
233.2
Access to R V Park Campground
North side of highway.
145.0
233.3
Access to R V Park Campground
North side of highway.
145.2
233.7
View from highway
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska.
149.1
239.9
Point of Information - Photo looking at the Knik River
Crossing the Knik River, Alaska.
152.2
245.0
Access to the Knik, River Alaska.

153.0
246.2
Point of Information
Crossing the Matanuska River, Alaska. The Matanuska River river, is approximately 75 miles (120 km) long. The headwaters are at the Matanuska Glacier in the northern Chugach Mountains, approximately 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Anchorage.
153.8
247.5
Access to the Old Glenn Highway
Access to R V Park Campgrounds.
154.5
248.6
Access to Chugach Alaska State Park ,Eklutna Falls, Alaska and Thunderbird Falls, Alaska.
Access to Chugach Alaska State Park. - Eklutna Lake Valley, is in the midst of the towering Chugach Mountains. - Camping in Chugach Alaska State Park: Eklutna Lake Campground has 50 campsites, water, toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. An overflow camping area has 15 sites. Interpretive displays with telescopes for viewing wildlife are located near the trailhead parking area. There is a picnic shelter for group activities in the day-use picnic area.
155.3
249.9
Point of Information
Crossing the Eklutna River, Alaska. The Eklutna River is a 22-mile long river and originates at Eklutna Glacier which flows through Eklutna Lake, and then it empties into the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet approximately 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Anchorage, Alaska.
156.0
251.0
Access to Mirror Lake, Alaska
North side of highway
159.0
255.8
Community of Peters Creek, Alaska
Services fuel, lodging off highway. North side of highway.
159.6
256.8
Point of Information
Crossing Peters Creek, Alaska.
159.9
257.3
North Birchwood - Exit
Services fuel off highway, north side.
163.3
262.8
South Birchwood - Exit
Access to Park and Ride.
165.3
266.0
Access to Community of Eagle River, Alaska
Services, fuel off highway.
167.5
269.6
Access to Community of Eagle River, Alaska
Services fuel, lodging, off highway. Attractions in and around Eagle River: The Bear Paw Festival - Thunderbird Falls - The Chugach State Park Eagle River Nature Center - Eklutna Village Historical Park centered in the native village of Eklutna. - South Fork Falls.
167.8
270.0
Point of Information
Crossing the Eagle River, Alaska.
168.4
271.0
View from highway - Photo Alaska's Scenic Byway highway sign
Driving west on the Glenn Highway, Alaska. Official end of the designated 'Alaska's Scenic Byway'
169.0
272.0
Exit - Eagle River Loop & Highland Road
Access to Eagle River Alaska State Recreation Site Campground. Camping facilities: camping sites for 50, as well as a developed day use area, latrines and flush toilettes, dump station and drinking water. This campground is located on the banks of Eagle River directly off the Glenn Highway.
169.9
273.4
Access to Truck Weigh Station
Both sides of highway.
173.0
278.4
Exit - Arctic Valley Road - Fort Richardson

173.2
278.7
Point of Information
At this point west, the highway sign indicates this highway is called The Veterans Memorial Highway.
175.9
283.1
Exit - Muldoon Road
City of Anchorage eastern limits. Access to Alaska Native Heritage Center
177.4
285.5
Exit - Boniface Parkway - Mountainview Drive

178.4
287.1
Exit - Bragaw Street

179.1
288.2
Mountainview Drive
Access to hospital
179.1
288.3
City of Anchorage - Photo Welcome to Anchorage sign

180.0
289.7
Services fuel at highway

180.6
290.7
City of Anchorage - Junction of The Seward Highway
South to communities of Seward, Alaska, Cooper Landing, Alaska, Soldotna, Alaska Kenai, Alaska. Homer Alaska. NOTE: For highway travel south via Alaska State Highway #1 'The Seward Highway' see Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide 'The Seward Highway' - Anchorage to the Sterling Highway. Junction of Alaska Highay #9 for driving directions / Highway photos.

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290.7
Photos of Interest of City Of Anchorage, Alaska
Photos taken while touring Anchorage. Photo Downtown Anchorage. Attractions in and around Anchorage: Alaska Zoo, Anchorage - Prince William Sound, Anchorage - Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage - Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage - Alaska Botanical Garden, Anchorage - Oscar Anderson House Museum - Imaginarium, Anchorage - Eklutna Village Historic Park, Anchorage - Earthquake Park, Anchorage - Historic Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage - Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, Anchorage - Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage - Heritage Library and Museum, Anchorage.
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Photos of Interest of City Of Anchorage, Alaska
Photos taken while touring Anchorage.
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290.7
Photos of Interest of City Of Anchorage, Alaska
Photos taken while touring downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Photo - Anchorage Convention and Visitors Information Center - a great place to get information of Anchorage and area.
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290.7
Photos of Interest of City Of Anchorage, Alaska
Photos taken while touring Anchorage. Photo downtown Anchorage Market. This is a large market and a must see, lots of goodies and Alaska souvenirs. - Start / Finish of Road Map Highway Travel Guide.