Canyon sights in George Parks Hwy
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From Savage River, the road dips into the Sanctuary and Teklanika River valleys, and Mt McKinley disappears behind the foothills. Both these rivers are in excellent hiking areas, and three of the five backcountry campgrounds lie along them. Sanctuary River Campground is the most scenic, and it's a good base camp for hiking up Primrose Ridge.
The closed Igloo Creek Campground (Mile 34) lies in spruce woods along the creek. From here you can make an easy day hike into the Igloo and Cathedral Mountains to spot Dall sheep.
After passing through the canyon formed by the Igloo and Cathedral Mountains, Park Rd ascends to 3880ft Sable Pass. The canyon and surrounding mountains are excellent places to view Dall sheep, while the pass is known as a prime habitat for Toklat brown bears. From here, the road drops to the bridge over the East Fork Toklat River (Mile 44). Hikers can trek from the bridge along the riverbanks both north and south.