Mat-Su Valley Scenic Day Drives
Explore the Mat-Su Valley region on a scenic drive. You could motor through Hatcher Pass, a local favorite known for its breathtaking views, gateway to backcountry adventures, and home to the historic Independence Mine. As you navigate the Parks Highway, enhance your journey by listening to an audio guide that provides fascinating insights into the surrounding attractions. A scenic drive is the perfect way to cover a lot of ground and sightsee at your own pace.
In the Talkeetna Mountains between the towns of Willow and Palmer, Hatcher Pass is a local favorite for recreation or a scenic drive. Hike in alpine tundra dotted with wildflowers and ptarmigan, ski fresh, deep powder, or visit Independence Mine Historical State Park.
The scenic, essential 323-mile-long Parks Highway connects Anchorage and Fairbanks, threading its way past some of Alaska’s most iconic Alaskan areas, including Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley. But we’ll take you far beyond what you can see from the road. We’ll also show you some of the hidden gems you wouldn’t find on your own, like an old trapper’s cabin that offers a glimpse into Alaska’s past. We’ll let you in on cool trails to… ...more