Explore Alaska by RV!
Alaska has spectacular sights along its highways, including endless mountains, colorful glaciers and fresh or salt waterways.
Explore Alaska by motorhome and travel at your own pace. With over 1,000 miles of roadway to travel it provides the ultimate in flexibility as you choose your own schedule and pace.
Kenai River meets Kenai Lake, Cooper Landing
A 2-hour drive from Anchorage is Cooper Landing, where the highlight is the Russian River Falls. Follow the Russian River Trail for two leisurely miles, and you will come across the falls. If you time your trip to coincide with the salmon run, you will witness one of nature’s great events, as the Salmon try to negotiate the waterfalls here, but be careful bears love Salmon. Seward is 75 miles from Anchorage, where its stunning hiking trails attract visitors every year.
Take a detour off the Seward Highway and visit the town of Hope which was one of the first gold rush towns in Alaska and somewhere you can still pan for gold.
Kenai is a town in the summer where keen anglers come to catch four types of Salmon. From Beluga Bay Bluff, the splendid view allows you to see Belugas coming in with the waves to feast on the plentiful fish.
Kachemak Bay is a 40-mile arm of the Cook Inlet and home to Homer, Halibut Cove, Seldovia, Nanwalek, Port Graham and Kachemak City. The state park here is the only wilderness park in Alaska, which can only be reached by plane or boat from Homer.
Homer is known as the Halibut fishing capital of the world and is a five-hour drive from Anchorage. When you are here, you must check out Homer Spit which combines shopping and restaurants, beaches and dramatic views of the ocean.
Denali National Park and Preserve has just one road, called the Denali Park Road, and it is the primary avenue for visitors to see and experience Denali.
The road is 92 miles long, and only the first 15 miles of it are paved. That paved portion, leading from the park entrance to Savage River, is open during the summer for public (non-commercial) vehicles to drive.
Getting to the park is relatively easy, as there is only one highway (Alaska State Route 3, also called the “George Parks Highway”) connecting Anchorage—Denali—Fairbanks.
Up-to-date park operations and visitor center hours are available at www.nps.gov/denali or call (907) 683-9532.
Flying to Alaska and Renting a Motorhome or RV?
If you are flying up to Alaska the best way to see the state is by Motorhome, because to fully experience the beauty, you need to take your time to see the incredible sights. There are many types of motorhome which could fit your personal requirements, from the large RV to the intimate smaller camper. It is a good idea to book your motorhome in advance and make sure you have adequate insurance.
Some of the most impressive glaciers in Alaska are easily viewed by road. We’ve put together this handy reference guide to show you where you can see these glacial wonders!