Richardson Scenic Byway-South

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Richardson Scenic Byway-South is a 117.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Valdez, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
117.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
17,916 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

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. Major side excursions include Chitina and McCarthy via the Edgerton Highway and McCarthy Road. More Info http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/scenic/byways-richardsonsouth.shtml

scenic driving
2 months ago

Amazing drive from Glennallen to Valdez. The Worthington Glacier is definitely a worthwhile stop. Bridle Veil and Horsetail falls is another. The road travels through beautiful mountain ranges and river valleys