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Interior Alaska

Into the wild

Alaska’s heartland has wide expanses of tundra and North America’s tallest peak.

Scenic drives are a great way to take in the mountain, wilderness and glacier views of the area at your own pace. Mount McKinley can be seen from the Parks Highway.

The wilderness of Interior Alaska can also be explored via a wide range of guided tours and activities including ATV and Jeep tours, whitewater rafting and scenic river trips, fishing as well as flight-seeing. Dog sledding and ice sculpting are popular activities in the winter. Aurora borealis can be viewed from late August until April.

Wildlife can often be seen from the road or from trails. Some of the best places to see wildlife are Chena Hot Springs Rd, Chena Lakes, Delta Junction, Denali Highway, Denali National Park, Pinnell Mountain Trail, Steese Highway, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, White Mountains National Recreation Area and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. In Fairbanks, wildlife viewing locations include Creamer’s Field and Smith Lake & University of Alaska Fairbanks trails.

Population (2015 estimates)

Interior Alaska 112,818

Cantwell 219
Central 96
Chicken 7
Circle 104
Delta Junction (City & Deltana) 3,209
Denali Park 185
Denali Borough 1,785
Healy 1,021
Eagle (City & Village) 153
Fairbanks North Star Borough 97,581
Fairbanks City 31,535
North Pole 2,117
Nenana 378
Tok 1,255

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