We know how important a map of Alaska is to making your travel plans. Alaska is the largest state in all of the United States and that requires careful planning to get the most out of your trip. Understanding ‘Where is Alaska located?’ and ‘Where are you going?’ are essential. We’ve complied our Alaska State Map and Alaska road maps which include Alaska and Canada. We have maps of Alaska cities, highways and regions plus maps of the Yukon and Northern British Columbia in one convenient location. There’s no chance of getting lost now!
If you are planning a trip to Alaska, be sure to check out our Alaska Bucket List and our collection of amazing Campgrounds in Alaska. If you’re Interested in planning a trip to Alaska, read our article on which Alaska Cruise Itinerary is best? and Amazing One Week Itinerary Ideas for Alaska.
Southeast Alaska Map
The Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska is serviced by the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System, a National Scenic Byway.
Maps of Alaska Highways
Below are maps of all the major highways in Alaska and leading to Alaska. These highways include The Parks Highway, Seward Highway, Alaska Highway, Klondike Highway, Glenn Highway, Richardson Highway and Sterling Highway. Below each Highway are links to the major towns and cities on each Highway.
The Alaska Highway is 1422 miles long and the longest highway, by a long ways, that we detail on our website. Built during World War II, it has been continually improved over 80 years. What began as not much more than a goat path is now an excellent, paved, two lane highway with plenty of space for all types of vehicles. Drivers of large RV’s do not need to fear driving the Alaska Highway.
The northern section between Haines Junction and Tok is typically the roughest part of the road, with plenty of bumps and frost heaves. We suggest taking your time through this section and enjoying the scenery at one of the many campgrounds along the way.
The Parks Highway is the named for George Parks, and not because it is the highway that connects to Denali State Park and Denali National Park. Denali National Park has many of Alaska’s most luxurious lodges.
The Parks Highway is also the main route between Anchorage and Fairbanks. It is 358 miles long (576 km) and is open year round. It is a wide well-maintained road with speed limits up to 65 mph. At mile 99 you can take a 14 mile side road to the frontier town of Talkeetna.
Talkeetna has great views of Denali and is the where most of the flightseeing trips of Denali depart take off. The Parks Highway is also the western end of the Denali Highway which connects to Paxson on the Richardson Highway.
The Seward Highway is one of the shortest highways in the State, but what it lacks in distance it more than makes up for in spectacular scenery. The highway connects Anchorage to Seward, in the Kenai Peninsula, passing snow capped mountains next to the stunning Turnagain Arm inlet. The highway connects visitors to Whittier, Portage Recreation Area and the small gold rush town of Hope. If you’re looking to camp in Seward, check out our list of RV parks near Seward.
The Richardson Highway starts in Valdez, Alaska and connects to Fairbanks. It is the first highway in Alaska. Originally built during the Gold Rush of the early 1900s, it was a pack trail for prospectors. It was improved and made suitable for vehicles in the 1920’s and paved in the 1950’s. Valdez is one of the premier visitor destinations in Alaska, for both Alaskans and our of state visitors. It has beautiful scenery, access to glaciers and Prince William Sound as well as spectacular fishing.
The Denali Highway is a scenic, 135 mile/217 km route from Paxson to Cantwell. It begins at the Richardson Highway and ends at the Parks Highway, 27 miles south of Denali National Park entrance. The Denali Highway is closed from October to mid-May.
With the exception of the first 21 miles from Paxson and the first 2.6 miles from Cantwell, this highway is gravel and can be rough. It is not recommended for large RVs, however smaller RVs, campers, vans and other vehicles should be fine if driven carefully.
Maps of Alaska Highways
Below are maps of all the major highways in Alaska and leading to Alaska. These highways include The Parks Highway, Seward Highway, Alaska Highway, Klondike Highway, Glenn Highway, Richardson Highway and Sterling Highway. Below each Highway are links to the major towns and cities on each Highway. If you’re interested in what we consider the best RV route to Alaska, check out our blog post.
The Sterling Highway is on the Kenai Peninsula and is the main access road road for the towns of Kenai, Soldotna and Homer. This is one of the busiest highways in Alaska during the summer as the Kenai Peninsula and packed with local Alaskans and visitors taking advantage of the amazing camping and fishing in the area. We have a list of RV Parks near Homer for those looking to camp.
The Glenn Highway runs from Anchorage to Glennallen, Alaska in the Copper Valley region. Glennallen sits near the border of the Wrangell St-Elias National Park. The end of the Glenn Highway connects to the Richardson Highway, with leads to Fairbanks (north) or Valdez (south). If camping in Anchorage, check out our list of RV Parks near Anchorage.
The Top of the World Highway is actually a 2 different highways. In the Yukon it is Highway 9, from Dawson City to the USA border. On the USA side, it is the Taylor Highway. The Top of the World Highway is only open during the summer months.
Maps of Alaska Cities
Accurate and up to date maps of Alaska cities and towns in every region of Alaska. Our collection includes maps of Alaska’s biggest city, Anchorage, to smaller, but no less spectacular towns like Seward, Valdez and Homer, Alaska.
Kenai Peninsula Maps
Alaska Map and Info
Alaska is the largest State in the United States and has more coastline than the rest of the United States Combined. It is 663,267 square miles in size and has coastline that touches the Pacific ocean, Arctic Ocean, the Bering sea and the Gulf of Alaska.
Alaska is home to the highest mountain ranges in North America including the Wrangell and St-Elias Mountains and the Alaska Range which is capped by Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. Alaska is home to 8 National Parks and include:
Gates of the Arctic National Park
Kobuk Valley National Park
To discover Maps of the Yukon Territory, click here.