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Alaska Border to Tetlin Junction
If you are traveling to Alaska, mileage markers along the road indicate distance to Eagle Junction in miles. If you are traveling into Canada markers indicate distance to Dawson City in kilometres. Time zone change. It is one hour earlier Alaska time.
(Boundary Spur Road) Canada/U.S. Border. Elevation 4127 ft/1258 metres. Open 8am to 8pm Alaska Time. The road is paved from the Border to Jack Wade Junction.
Davis Dome Wayside. Parking with Welcome to Alaska sign and Lookout.
Boundary Lodge, one of the first roadhouses in Alaska. Closed.
Jack Wade Junction. If you are traveling towards Canada it is 13 miles/20.9 km to the border or 78 miles/125 km to Dawson City. Mileage markers on the Boundary Spur Road indicate the distance to US/Canada border. If you are traveling towards the Alaska Highway, mileage markers are for the Taylor Highway and indicate distance to Tetlin Junction on the Alaska Highway.
(Taylor Highway) Jack Wade Junction, Taylor Highway continues 65 miles/104 km north to Eagle, Alaska. Turn east for the Alaska/Canada Border via the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City 78 miles/125 km.
The road to Eagle is steep and narrow in places but is fine for even the largest RV providing you drive according to the conditions.
Eagle’s history extends back to approximately 1880’s when Francois Mercier established a trading post here. The fur traders were followed by prospectors and by 1897 Eagle’s population had swelled to almost 2000. Eagle was a very important stop for the river boats that traveled the Yukon River and is still used by today’s river adventurers. The National Park Service has its Headquarters for Yukon Charlie Rivers National Preserve based here. Visitors Center open 8 am to 5 pm 907-547-2233. Overnight accommodation, gas, post office, RV parking and groceries.
The Eagle Historical Society conducts a daily walking tour of Eagle.
Abandoned mining camp. No trespassing
Active mining operation.
Walker Fork BLM campground. Water, pit toilets, handicap accessible sites, tables, hiking trails.
Walker Fork Bridge.
South Fork Fortymile River wayside, picnic table, pit toilet. Boat launch.
Alaska State highway maintenance camp, South Fork Station.
Lost Chicken Creek, Lost Chicken Hill Mine, established in 1895. There are several mining operations in this area.
BLM. Chicken field station. Trailhead for Mosquito Fork Dredge (Cowden Dredge) trail 1.5 miles.
Goldpanner Giftshop & RV Park.
Community of Chicken, gas, 2 cafes, espresso bar, gift stores, 2 RV parks, cabin rentals, post office and airport.
Historical Community of Chicken, dates back to 1890’s and is on the “National Register of Historical Places”. Tours are offered exclusively through the Goldpanner, mile 66.7, and are conducted through the old town-site which has 14 buildings with many old relicts and machinery. It also includes “Tisha’s” schoolhouse made popular by the book Tisha by Anne Hobbs Purdy.
Chicken Post Office.
Bridge over Mosquito Fork of Fortymile River, wayside, day-use area, tables, toilets.Handicap accessible. The Taylor Hwy has been reconstructed and paved from here to the Alaska Hwy (mile 0).
Bridge over West Fork of the Dennison River.
West Fork campground, 25 campsites, tables and pit toilets. Handicap accessible. Fee area.
Logging Cabin Creek, picnic area. No overnight camping. Limited turn-around space.
Parking, difficult access and not recommended.
Rest area. Interpretive sign on Taylor Highway, viewing platform, toilets.
West boundary Tanana Valley State Forest.
Parking, trail to 4 Mile Lake.
Tetlin Junction, on the Alaska Highway. Mile 1301.7 on Alaska Highway.