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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Exit to Eagle River Campground, Chugach State Park
Exit to the twin communities of Chugiak-Eagle River
Exit to Bobby’s Peter’s Creek RV Park
Northbound exit to Mirror Lake Municipal Park, day use only
Exit for Eklutna Lake Recreation Area with camping in Chugach State Park
Junction with Old Glenn Highway
Glenn-Parks Highway Interchange
Fox Run Lodge & Campground
Kepler Park; camping, day-use, boat rentals, fishing
Home to the annual Alaska State Fair
Junction with Old Glenn Highway and access to Mountain View RV Park
Junction with Palmer-Fishhook Road/Hatcher Pass Road to Independence Mine State Historical Park. Hatcher Pass Road is not recommended for RVs.
Turn north on Archie Road to visit the Musk-Ox Farm
Alpine Historical Park, a museum featuring the concrete foundation of the Sutton Coal Washery (1920-22)
King Mountain State Recreation Site and campground
Pullout for Matanuska Glacier
Long Lake State Recreation Site, day-use only
Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site and campground
Matanuska Glacier Access at Glacier Park
Grand View Cafe & RV Campground
Sheep Mountain Lodge with camping
Tahneta Pass, 3,000 ft.
Eureka Summit, 3,322 ft. Highest point on the Glenn Highway.
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.
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.
Ranch House Lodge & RV Resort
Tolsona Wilderness Campground
Alaska Wildlife Museum