Welcome to Cantwell & Broad Pass
The northern boundary of Denali State Park is at Mile 168.5, George Parks Hwy. Situated at Mile 203.6, Broad Pass (2300ft) is a dividing line: rivers to the south drain into Cook Inlet, while waters to the north flow to the Yukon River. The area is at the treeline and worth a stop for some hiking. The mountain valley, surrounded by tall white peaks, is unquestionably one of the most beautiful spots along George Parks Hwy or the Alaska Railroad – both use the low gap to cross the Alaska Range.
North from the pass, George Parks Hwy descends 6 miles to Cantwell (population 211), at the Denali Hwy junction. The ‘town’ is 2 miles west of the George Parks Hwy and Denali Hwy junction, on the extension of the Denali Hwy.