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Getting There & Away

With scenic highways such as the George Parks, Alcan, Richardson, Glenn, Denali and Taylor criss-crossing this region, consider renting a vehicle if you want to get around at your own pace.

However, many places can – surprisingly – be reached by bus. Interior Alaska Bus Line travels the Glenn Hwy, Tok Cutoff and bits of the Alcan and Richardson Hwys. Soaring Eagle Transit plies the Glenn Hwy from Anchorage to Glennallen and the Richardson Hwy from Glennallen down to Valdez. Alaska/Yukon Trails covers the George Parks and Taylor Hwys, and the Alcan Hwy into Canada. Both Denali and Wrangell-St Elias National Parks are penetrable by summer shuttles.

Alaska Railroad runs daily between Anchorage and Fairbanks. The train is a mellow, scenic alternative to driving, with depots at two of the Interior’s most-visited destinations: Talkeetna and Denali National Park.