Echo Cove Via the Glacier Highway

Juneau is one of only two capitols in the United States that isn’t accessed by roads—only boats and planes can reach the city. But there is a stretch of paved road that runs north from town, past Auke Bay and towards Berner’s Bay. You’ll pass the University of Southeast Alaska and the ferry terminal before getting “out” of town. It’s a great trip, nearly 50 miles out and back. (It’s also the route that miners take to get to the recently opened Kensington Gold Mine on the north side of Berner’s Bay.) You’ll have access to great hiking, numerous coves and beaches, and the Shrine of St. Therese.

Season

Anytime good road conditions exist

Length

2–4 hours

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 58.309399
Longitude: -134.438496