Richardson Scenic Byway-North

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Richardson Scenic Byway-North is a 246.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Glennallen, Alaska that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
246.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
31,866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

scenic driving

forest

paved

views

snow

The Richardson Highway is Alaska's oldest highway, beginning as a gold rush trail to Eagle in 1898. General Wilds P. Richardson worked to upgrade it to a wagon road in 1910 after the Fairbanks gold strike. It was made suitable for automobiles in the 1920's and was paved in 1957. More info http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/scenic/byways-richardsonnorth.shtml

scenic driving
2 months ago

Beautiful drive from Glennallen to Fairbanks. A number of trails that can be hiked along the way. Can also stop and see Santa Claus at North Pole Alaska.