Driving to Alaska is high on the list of many adventurers. The trip is legendary for its beauty. Once a bumpy dirt road, the Alaska Highway is now a modern, well maintained highway. Construction occurs seasonally and may cause delays in small sections, but otherwise, it’s smooth driving! Particularly in summer, visitor amenities, including gasoline, food and motels, are abundant along the entire 1,500-mile Alaska Highway.
The Alaska Highway officially begins in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. To reach “Mile Zero,” you can drive north on Highway 97 through British Columbia, or cruise through Alberta’s high prairie westward to Dawson Creek.
Driving to Alaska in a private car or RV offers the opportunity to linger along the way. Some of the world’s wildest and most beautiful national and state parks are along this route. Cultural attractions, adventure tours, incredible scenery and unforgettable experiences make this option popular with independent travelers.