Heading North from Anchorage and the International Airport, toward Denali National Park on your chauffeured carefree adventure? You won’t want to miss …
20 minutes north of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway is home to the majestic Chugach State Park, Alaska’s largest state park at nearly half a million acres. Thunderbird Falls is just a mile long walk on a maintained path and Mirror Lake is a perfect place to experience an Alaskan swim or float a canoe. The local Eagle River Nature Center offers interpretive nature trails, education programs, and a wildlife viewing deck.
1 hour north of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway, there is no shortage of fun and adventure in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The Valley is 25,000 square miles roughly the size of West Virginia and the diversity of the area makes it truly unique. There is everything to do and see. Whether hiking our 2000 miles of trails, riding a river to a glacier, flying over Mt. McKinley, gliding down a zipline, or landing your first king salmon.
Starting from Palmer try visiting the Musk Ox or Reindeer Farms, take a tour of the Historic Independence Mine at Hatcher Pass and pan for gold on the Little Su River. You can take a hike, ride a bike, or just appreciate the breathtaking panoramic view from up top, visit the Colony House museum which memorializes the 1935 colonization of Palmer as a farming community. A must see are the giant record setting cabbages and other vegetables at the Alaska State Fair in the fall.
Your chauffeur will keep heading north on the scenic Glenn Highway past a multitude of historic roadhouses and on to mile 100 for a non-strenuous stroll on the Matanuska Glacier. Then on to Glennallen where you pick up the Richards Highway pass thru Copper Center with its historic lodge and museum. From the lodge you will be able to see the marriage of the famous Copper River to the Klutina River Alaska’s 4th fastest river.
6 hours from Anchorage, you will appreciate your unique choice of travel with Alaska’s Fresh Tracks Chauffeured RV as you wind through Thompson Pass at an elevation of 2,765 feet above sea level, and then wind down into Keystone Canyon, or a photo op in front of Bridal Falls famous for its ice climbing. Upon reaching the city you opt to stay in town where walking to attractions is very convenient.
1 hour north of Anchorage on the Parks Highway, Wasilla has all the amenities of a big city but has kept its small town flavor. Visit the Dorothy G. Page Museum or the Alaska Transportation and Industry Museum. Wasilla is also home to the Iditarod Trail Dogsled Race Headquarters which features historic items from past races. Weather permitting, dog sled rides are available to the public. If lake or river fishing is on your Alaska-To-Do-List, Wasilla offers an abundance of fishing opportunities year around.
3 hours north of Anchorage and at the end of a 14 mile spur road, Talkeetna offers one of the best viewing locations of Denali – previously known as Mount McKinley. This small town is filled with historical treasures and endless unique outdoor adventure opportunities from hiking to flight seeing. Talkeetna is the most popular jump off spot for those daring to climb the Great One. This rustic and charming town offers many shops with local artist works on display and for sale. Where else in the world will you find a cat like Talkeetna Mayor Stubbs?
6 hours north of Anchorage on the Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve is always worth the trip. You could spend your whole vacation here and need to come again for the sights you may have missed. Visit the Murie Science and Learning Center for a one of a kind educational and experiential programs where you can explore topics such as wolf tracking, wildflower identification, paleontology, and glacier monitoring. Or join an in-park bus tour for a 14-hour adventure where no other vehicles are permitted. And you can choose to get off and hike whenever it suits you, and simply catch the next bus out of the park.
Want to get more into the wilderness? It’s just before Denali on the Parks Highway. Have your Chauffeur take you down the Alaska Highway, leaving the tourists behind. Your Chauffeur is prepared to take you to remote locations with every foreseeable luxury. You can literally be in the middle of nowhere enjoying a carefree camping experience . This is the ultimate outdoor adventure with all the luxuries of a hotel.
8 hours north of Anchorage, Fairbanks in the North Star Borough is interior Alaska’s most bustling community. Fairbanks offers unique panoramic views and is loaded with outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as wonderful museums, or take a scenic paddle boat tour on the Chena River. Don’t miss the historic Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge — truly a bird watcher’s paradise!