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A time estimate?

St. Charles
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A time estimate?

If I take a leisely time driving down from Anchorage with my family next Saturday morning with a few milepost stops along the way how much time should I allow to get to Coopers Landing? The minimum hours? I know the mileage but how much time will that drive take for first time tourists?

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1. Re: A time estimate?

Sorry, I can't answer your question as asked. Driving time normally would be slightly under 2.5 hrs, plus whatever time you spend at stops--no way for me to know how long you'll take for those.

Also don't forget that it's a holiday long-weekend, so the roads will be jammed with travellers, both foreign and Alaskan. If you have a special event planned for Cooper Landing, I suggest you leave lots of time to get there. And not solely because of the traffic--what if you happen to spot some wildlife at one of your stops, and you'd like to stay and watch for a while?

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2. Re: A time estimate?

I drive the road every weekend, up from the Kenai Peninsula on Fri. & back on Mon. It takes me 2 1/2 hours to get to Sterling, which is outside of Cooper Landing, & 3 1/2 hours to get to Kasilof, from Anchorage. I don't drive fast and the traffic has been light due to the high gas prices. Without really stopping, it will take you about 2 hours. However, next Sat. is the day after the 4th of July, & traffic might be heavy. There is often some road work going on, which may be a wait of up to 15 minutes. Since you do not know the road, and it is arguably one of the most scenic highways in America, you might want to budget 3 hours. I'm sorry that I don't know a specific time to get there, as I don't really time it.

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