Alaska Highway to Delta Junction
Delta Junction, AK 99737
Contact: Pacific Northwest Research Station
Ride Distance: 201 miles
Directions: This ride originates at Delta Junction and follows Alaska Hwy 2 to the border.
There are no significant curves on this journey but the scenery will be more than enough to make you forget about the lack of twisty stuff. The Klondike Highway, also known as the Alaskan Highway. There are very few places to stop for provisions or fuel so you should plan accordingly before you embark on this ride. The town of Tok is the halfway point of the ride, other than that, you're on your own. Along the way you will ride through the Tanana Valley State Forest. This is a 1.8 million acre forest made up of young pines, grasslands and alpine tundra that stretches over 265 miles between the Canadian Border and Manley Hot Springs. It’s a recreational paradise for this region that offers camping, hiking, dog mushing, boating and many other activities. There is an abundant wildlife population say be alert while riding. As the route circles back to the West you will skirt along the Kluane National Park
which is known as the jewel of the Yukon. This park fatures some of the most amazing scenery in the state as the raging Alsek River pounds its way out of the Elias Mountains. The massive Lowell Glacier is another point of interest worth stopping for along the way.