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All Roads Lead to Valdez

Whether driving from Anchorage or Fairbanks, the community of Glennallen provides gas, food and lodging needs before continuing on the Richardson Highway. Watch for the sign to Worthington Glacier, one of Alaska's most accessible glaciers, when driving through the breath-taking Thompson Pass. Be ready to pull over and take in the majesty of the awe-inspiring Keystone Canyon, where cascading waterfalls greet you from towering canyon walls just before entering Valdez. 

Drive: Proclaimed as one of “America’s Most Scenic Roads” and known to Alaskans as the “Adventure Corridor,” the drive to Valdez from Fairbanks, Tok, and Anchorage provides breathtaking views of glaciers, waterfalls, towering mountains and incredible scenery. The picturesque Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway converge along the nation’s largest national park — the Wrangell-St. Elias — holding nine of the 16 tallest peaks in the U.S. Whether driving from Anchorage, Tok, or Fairbanks, the community of Glennallen provides gas, food and lodging needs before continuing on to the Richardson Highway. Watch for the sign to Worthington Glacier, one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers, when driving through the breathtaking Thompson Pass. 

Guided fishing and rafting trips throughout the Copper River Basin. Whether it be big fish you're after or spending a few nights in the backcountry of Alaska, Copper River Guides has a variety of trips to offer. Catch Kings, Reds, and Trout on some of the most wild and scenic rivers in Alaska. Featuring spectacular mountain views and breathtaking scenery of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the lodge is situated on 200 acres at the junction of the Klutina and Copper Rivers and features 85 rooms and suites, a two-level dining area, and the Wrangell room, the best place to view the range.

Driving Distance to Valdez

City Miles Km
Anchorage 299 481
Fairbanks 363 584
Glennallen 120 193
Haines 691 1113
Homer 273 439
Kenai 209 337
Palmer 257 413
Seward 178 286
Soldotna 198 319
Talkeetna 337 542
Tok 253 408
Wasilla 267 430

Below are establishments, tours & attractions for you to enjoy along the Adventure Corridor. 

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Fun lodging in Glennallen, refreshing sleep while on your Alaskan driving adventure or business...

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Scientific research & education in service to the world's richest waters.

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Wedgewood Resort is a 105 acre resort with a wildlife sanctuary, nature trails, 1,2, and 3 bedroom...

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To the lover of wilderness, glaciers, canyons, waterfalls, Valdez, Alaska is one of the most wonderful places in the world.”

Jonathan Preston

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