Driving the George Parks Highway From Anchorage Alaska to Fairbanks, Alaska
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George Parks Highway

Mile 272 to 358

Mileages on the Parks Highway

Parks Highway Road Log (PDF version)  

mile 275.8/km 443.8 Jack Coghill Bridge to the Interior /Nenana River Bridge.

mile 276/km 444.2 Tatlanika Trading Co.

mile 280/km 450.6 Clear Sky Lodge.

mile 283.5/km 456.2 Junction to Clear Air Force Station and Anderson.

mile 285.7/km 459.8 Julius Creek.

mile 286.8/km 461.5 Parking.

mile 296.7/km 477.5 Fish Creek.

mile 304.6/km 489.2 Nenana Alaska Pop. 383

mile 305/km 490.8 Alaska Veterans' Honor Bridge over the Tanana River, large paved parking at the north end of bridge.

mile 305.5/km 491.6 Parking.

mile 314.6/km 506.3 Parking.

mile 314.7/km 506.5 Little Goldstream Creek.

mile 318.8/km 513 Parking with view of Mt. McKinley on clear day.

mile 321/km 516.6 Tanana River is visible to the east.

mile 324.4/km 522 Short loop road on right northbound with scenic view to south.

mile 331.7/km 533.8 Short loop road on right northbound.

mile 335.6/km 540 Short loop road on left northbound.

mile 339/km 545.5 From here to mile 345, Murphy Dome, elevation 2,930 feet, is visible. On the summit are white communications installations.

mile 341/km 548.8 Loop Road to scenic viewpoint on left northbound.

mile 344.2/km 553.9 Large paved parking area. Monument in honor of George Alexander Parks, former governor of Alaska. Also here is a Blue Star Memorial plaque honoring the armed forces. The Tanana River can be seen below in the valley.

mile 351.2/km 565 Turn-off for Ester, a former gold mining camp. Drive .4 miles, turn right on road marked Ester, and drive .2 miles to an intersection.

mile 355.8/km 572.6 Sheep Creek Road. Road to Murphy Dome (this is a restricted military site).

mile 356.8/km 574.2 Turn-off to the University of Alaska, Geist Road where there is a post office, Chena Ridge Loop and Chena Pump Road, where the old Chena Pump House National Historical Site is located. The Chena Pumphouse is one of Fairbanks' finest restaurants.

mile 357.7/km 575.6 Bridge over Chena River.

mile 357.8/km 575.8 Exit to Fairbanks International Airport.

mile 358/km 576 Fairbanks. Parks Highway crosses Airport Way and becomes Mitchell Expressway. Follow Airport Way for downtown Fairbanks and visitor facilities or continue straight ahead for the Richardson Highway with access to the Alaska Highway.


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