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Introducing Chena Hot Springs Road

This fireweed-lined, forest-flanked corridor parallels the languid Chena River 56 miles to the Chena Hot Springs Resort, the closest hot springs to Fairbanks and also the most developed. The road is paved and in good condition. From Mile 26 to Mile 51 it passes through Chena River State Recreation Area, a 397-sq-mile preserve encompassing the river valley and nearby alpine areas. Some of the Fairbanks area’s best hiking, canoeing and fishing can be found here, usually just steps away from the road.