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Glenn Highway Guide

This National Scenic Byway follows a path carved by ancient glaciers.

Glenn Highway

Anchorage to Glenallen – 189 miles
Mileposts beside the highway indicate the distance from Anchorage.

The Glenn Highway is the main access to Anchorage from the Alaska Highway. The road surface is in good condition and generally well maintained.

The highest point of the highway is the Eureka Summit at 3,332 feet.

The first occurrence of a Talkeetna Mountains Hadrosaur skeleton (named “Lizzie”) was discovered near the Glenn Highway 150 miles northeast of Anchorage.

The 139-mile section of the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and the Eureka Summit is designated a National Scenic Byway. This section hugs the south end of the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) valley and parallels the path of the Matanuska Glacier. The pullout for Matanuska Glacier is at mile 91.7 and there are several more pullouts further down the highway.

The junction of the Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway is at mile 189. Turn south on the Richardson Highway to visit Valdez and north if you’re headed to Tok or Delta Junction.

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Mile 0
Downtown Anchorage. Population: 291,845. Be sure to hop on the Anchorage Trolley for an entertaining and educational tour of the city.

RV Parks in Anchorage:

Mile 4.1
Alaska Native Heritage Center. Take the Muldoon Road exit, follow Muldoon Road and go onto Heritage Center Drive to visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Learn about Alaska Native cultures, heritages, and traditions. Your visit also supports the ANHC broader mission to serve as a healing and gathering place for the Alaska Native community.  More info

Mile 6
Arctic Valley Road turn-off. Scenic side trip with hiking trails, Joint Base Elmendorf- Ruchardson and public golf at Moose Run Golf Course.

Mile 12
Take Hiland Road Exit for access to Eagle River Campground, Chugach State Park. 

Mile 13.4
Exit to the twin communities of Chugiak-Eagle River.

Mile 21.9
Exit to Bobby’s Peter’s Creek RV Park.

Mile 23.6
Northbound exit to Mirror Lake Municipal Park, day use only.

Mile 26.5
Exit for Eklutna Lake Recreation Area with camping in Chugach State Park.

Mile 29.6
Junction with Old Glenn Highway.

Mile 35.8
Glenn-Parks Highway Interchange.

Mile 36.3
Fox Run Lodge & Campground

Mile 37.4
Kepler Park; camping, day-use, boat rentals, fishing

Mile 40
Alaska State Fairgrounds

Mile 40.3
Noisy Goose Cafe

Mile 40.4
Inner Springer Loop turnoff provides access to Paradise Alaska RV Park and Palmer Golf Course. 


Mile 42
Population 6,041 – Home to the annual Alaska State Fair. Be sure to visit the Palmer Museum of History & Art.

Mile 42
Junction with Old Glenn Highway and access to Mountain View RV Park.

Mile 49.5
Junction with Palmer-Fishhook Road/Hatcher Pass Road to Independence Mine State Historical Park. Hatcher Pass Road is not recommended for RVs.

Mile 50.1
Turn north on Archie Road to visit the Musk-Ox Farm.

Mile 54.5
Moose Creek State Recreation Site.

Mile 54.6
Moose Creek.


Mile 61
Population: 1,041

Mile 61.6
Alpine Historical Park, a museum featuring the concrete foundation of the Sutton Coal Washery (1920-22)

Mile 70
Pinnacle Mountain RV & Cafe.

Mile 76.1
King Mountain State Recreation Site and campground.

Mile 91.7
Pullout for Matanuska Glacier. There are several more pullouts further down the highway along this stretch providing excellent views and photo opportunities.


Mile 76.8
Population: 271

Mile 85.4
Long Lake State Recreation Site, day-use only.

Mile 99
Glacier View Diner & RV Park.

Mile 101
Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site and campground.

Mile 102.1
Matanuska Glacier Access at Glacier Park.

Mile 105.8
Lionhead Mountain Trail. The trailhead is right before mile 106. Next to the AT&T communications towers. Pull into the gravel road. Call the number on the AT&T signage for permission and then walk up the gravel road to the hiking path. Length: 2.11 Miles. Difficulty: Moderate.

Mile 109.7
Grand View Cafe & RV Campground.

Mile 113.5
Sheep Mountain Lodge with camping.

Mile 118
Rest area and parking.

Mile 122
Tahneta Pass, 3,000 ft.

Mile 129.5
Eureka Summit, 3,322 ft. Highest point on the Glenn Highway.

Mile 135
Slide Mountain Cabins & RV Park

Mile 139

National Scenic Byway
This section hugs the south end of the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) valley and parallels the path of the Matanuska Glacier. The pullout for Matanuska Glacier is at mile 91.7 and there are several more pullouts further down the highway.

Mile 159.8

Junction with 19.3-mile-long Lake Louise Road to camping at Lake Louise State Recreation Area. Features glaciers and snowcapped mountains. Year-round fishing includes whitefish, burbot, arctic grayling and lake trout. The lake systems stretches for 50 miles. Lookout for numerous small lakes along the way (many within a mile from the road) where you can cast your rod. The state campground has 50 camp sites, and offer the basic amenities including water, toilets, hiking trails, fishing and is handicap accessible. 

Mile 173

Ranch House Lodge & RV Resort

Tolsona Wilderness Campground


Mile 187
Population: 449. Get your fuel at Glenallen Towing & Recovery.

Mile 187.3
Alaska Wildlife Museum

Mile 188.7

Mile 189
Junction of the Richardson Highway with the Glenn Highway. Turn south/right on the Richardson Highway to visit Valdez. Turn north/left if you’re headed to Tok or Delta Junction.