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Sights to see via rt 1

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Great Barrington
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Sights to see via rt 1

My wife & I, in mid June, will be driving east on Route 1 from Anchorage to Glennallen and then onto the Denali hwy to Denali park; I would like recommendations on what to see during our trip.

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1. Re: Sights to see via rt 1

Welcome to the forum. How long do you have? What are your interests?

Note that no one except tourists refer to the highways in Alaska by their numbers. You are talking about the Glenn Highway from Anchorage to Glennallen then the Richardson Highway from there to the Denali Highway.

I assume you are renting a car from a rental company that allows their cars to be driven on the Denali Highway or that you will accept the full responsibility for any damage and/or cleaning costs to the rental car? (and it WILL get totally filthy inside and out!).

Are you doing anything else besides this drive then back on the Parks Highway to Anchorage before flying out?

Please keep all your questions related to this trip here in this thread you started. It is way easier for all of us to better help you if you do that. Thanks!

Edited: 5:01 pm, January 12, 2014
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I'd recommend stopping at the Matanuska Glacier and doing I guided trek Check out http://www.micaguides.com/ as one possible guiding source.

Also try out the Vagabond Blues ( http://vagblues.com/ ) if you are in/near Palmer at a meal time.

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As mentioned, double check and make sure your rental car company allows for you to drive on the Denali Highway. If not, you'll have to backtrack down the Glenn Highway to Palmer/Wasilla and then take the Parks Highway up.

I would recommend having a copy of the Milepost. www.TheMilepost.com In my opinion, it's the best guide to the drive. I use the book, and then they also have an iPhone app that is handy.

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Thanks,

We will definitely check out the big glacier!!

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5. Re: Sights to see via rt 1

Some more info on the Matanuska glacier area:

http://www.glacierview-alaska.com/

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6. Re: Sights to see via rt 1

Go the Alaska forum and look under Top Questions and you'll find "Scenic Drives" (from alaska.org). I'm sure there's a detailed route outlined for the drive to Matanuska.

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7. Re: Sights to see via rt 1

Covering a small part of what you will see from Glennallen to Paxson, check out

tripadvisor.com/…REVIEWS

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