Three gravel highways, each around 75 miles long, wind through a wilderness of tundra, mountains, coastline, rivers, and valleys littered with abandoned gold dredges (44 in all) and railroads. Choose the Nome-Taylor, Nome-Teller, or Nome-Council and start your journey.
Getting out on the tundra, along the creeks, the beach, or up on mountain ridges around Nome is a satisfying way to experience the beauty of the dramatic landscape. Popular Trails include Anvil Mountain and Newton Peak.
Nome is full of wildlife viewing opportunities. Birders will delight in nesting habitat of Golden Eagles and Peregrine Falcons along the Nome-Taylor Highway as well as waterfowl in Safety Sound off of the Nome-Council Highway. Ever seen a musk-ox in the wild? In Nome it’s possible.