This highway runs 328 miles/528 km from Anchorage to the Alaska Highway at Tok Junction. Its grades are moderate, and the entire route is paved. It parallels the Mentasta and Wrangell mountain ranges and spans the fertile, crop-producing Matanuska Valley. The area is populated by bear, moose, caribou, & Dall sheep, there is good grayling, trout & salmon fishing along the way in many of the streams and rivers.
Tok Cut-Off (AK 1) (Richardson Hwy North Jct/Gakona Jct to Tok)
Since you may be turning onto the Glenn Highway at Tok, the following highway
description begins there. The mileage figures in bold correspond to the markers in place along this section of the Glenn Highway. The bold face figure in ( ) is the distance to Anchorage. The 125-mile road which
connects the Alaska Highway and the Richardson Highway is referred to as the Tok cutoff. At mile 128.5 North Glenn/Richardson Junction it joins the Richardson Highway for 13 miles to the south Glenn/Richardson Junction
at mile 115, of the Richardson, and then turns west for Anchorage. If you are continuing on to Valdez see Richardson Highway.
mile 122.8/km 197.6 (326.5) Sourdough Campground Full hook-ups, pull-thru's up to 90' for all types of RV's and
tents, laundromat, showers, dump station, RV wash, museum, picnic tables, clean restrooms, natural wooded area, free Wi-Fi, souvenir and gift shop. Sourdough Pancake breakfast.
mile 122.6/km 197.3 Tok airstrip.
mile 109.5/km 176 (312.5) Eagle Trail State Recreation Site. 35 camp
sites, picnic shelters, water, toilets and trails. Public telephone. Grayling at mouth of Clearwater Creek (where it empties into Tok River). There are 2 good trails that lead from the campground. 1.5 mi to Tok Valley Overlook (fairly steep) and .9 mi walk along old Eagle Trail which borders the campground.
mile 104.4/km 168 Parking.
mile 103.8/km 167 Bridge over Tok River, parking by river at east end of bridge.
mile 103.4/km 166.4 Parking.
mile 99.4/km 160 Rest area.
mile 98/km 157.7 Bridge over Little Tok River, parking Good grayling fishing (in Little
Tok River) use flies or small spinners
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mile 77.9/km 125.4 Parking by Slana Slough, salmon spawning area.
mile 76.3/km 122.8 Bridge over Mable Creek.
mile 75.8/km 122 Bridge over Slana Slough.
mile 75.5/km 121.5 Bridge over Slana River. Rest area with large paved parking area beside the river, toilets, tables.
mile 73.9/km 118.9 Parking with view of Mentasta Mountains.
mile 69/km 111 Parking.
mile 68/km 119.4 Carlson Creek.
mile 65.5/km 105.4 Parking with view.
mile 64.2/km 103.3 (266.6) Porcupine Creek State Recreation Site.
12 camp sites, water, picnic area, tables, toilets, trails and fishing. Area is in foothills of the south slope of the Alaska Range. To the south lie the Copper River Valley and the Wrangell Mountains.
mile 60.9/km 98 (264) Ahtel Creek. Grayling. Several gold and silver-lead claims located upstream.
mile 60/km 96.6 (262.5) Wrangell Mountains, named for Baron Wrangell, Russian governor of Alaska from 1830 to 1835. Looking southward, the peak to the left is 16,237-ft. Mt. Sanford; to the right, 12,010-ft. Mt.
Drum. Mt. Wrangell, an active volcano next to Mt. Drum, is occasionally wreathed in smoke.
mile 59.5/km 95.8 Junction with Nabesna Road, Slana is located at Mile 1. The road is 45
miles (first four miles are paved the rest is gravel).
Before taking the Nabesna Road stop by the Slana Ranger Station at Mile .02 and inquire about the road conditions. You will need a 4-wheel drive to travel past Mile 28. For more information contact Wrangell-St. Elias National Park 907-822-5234. www.nps.gov/wrst
mile 56.3/km 90.6 Parking with scenic view.
mile 55.3/km 89 Parking.
mile 55.1/km 88.7 Parking with scenic view.
mile 53/km 85.3 (256) Grizzly Lake campground, restrooms and showers. Hiking trails, boat & paddleboat rental. Fishing.
mile 43.8/km 70.5 (246.8) Indian River. Salmon spawning stream. Picnic area, at west end of bridge-tables, firepits, and toilets.
mile 38.6/km 62.1 Parking.
mile 38/km 61.2 Highway narrows westbound, if eastbound there is construction much of the way to Tok.
mile 35.8/km 57.6 (238) Chistochina River Bridges, parking at west end of Chistochina River Bridge No. 1. Chistochina River Trailhead.
mile 34.5/km 55.5 (237.6) Sinona Creek Bridge.
mile 32.9/km 52.9 (235.7) Village of Chistochina. Airstrip.
mile 32.8/km 52.7 (235) Chistochina Lodge.
mile 30.1/km 48.4 Small parking area, highway widens, westbound.
mile 17.8/km 28.6 (221) Tulsona Creek, parking. Fishing for grayling.
mile 6.3/km 10.1 Parking.
mile 2.7/km 4.3 (205.7) Village of Gakona. Post Office.
mile 2/km 3.2 (205) Gakona Lodge.
mile 1.8/km 2.9 (204.5) Gakona River Bridge. Copper and Gakona Rivers merge near here.
mile 1/km 1.6 Scenic view of Gakona and Copper Rivers. Picnic tables.
0 North (Glenn-Rich) Junction, Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway. It is 125 miles northeast to Tok, 13 miles south to Glennallen, and 236 miles northwest to Fairbanks. If you are heading north to Fairbanks see Richardson Highway.