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Michael W
Redding, CT862 contributions
Beautiful drive from Anchorage
Sep 2021 • Couples
Take your time on this drive and you won’t regret it. Admittedly we were lucky with the weather as we also saw plenty of cloud and rain on our trip but the views of mountains, glaciers and the bays are phenomenal.
Written 9 September 2021
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Ktflow
7 contributions
Very scenic drive with sops
Jul 2021
Hope you get to drive on clear sunny day like we had to enjoy the full experience. Driving alongside the railroad tracks right on the edge of the water. Plenty of places to stop along the way that are usually marked to take pictures. Little trailheads along the way also. If you are lucky may see some sheep on the mountains or whales in the water
Written 2 July 2021
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AreWeThereYet3_11
Jacksonville, FL132 contributions
Be careful driving as you will be mesmerized
Jun 2021 • Couples
Seward highway is the most beautiful highway and words cannot describe the magnificent beauty that you see. Mountains with ice all around you. Take your time and stop at all the stops. Have a picnic amongst this beautiful picturesque scenery. You cannot get enough.
Written 25 June 2021
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MountainMama
CANTON, United States556 contributions
All I Can Say is WOW!
Jul 2020
The Seward Highway is like something out of a dream. Along the Seward Highway the mountains are so close all around you that you feel as if you could reach out the window and touch them. You could easily step out of your vehicle and take only a few steps and touch them! It is a beautiful drive and should not be rushed!
Written 23 July 2020
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Ferg42995
Texas406 contributions
Beautiful Highway that you can spend all day driving with so many views
Jun 2020
Most beautiful highway EVER! Don't rush from Anchorage to Seward. Build in 5 or 6 hours or all day and enjoy it! It is just that beautiful.

Some of our favorite stops were:

Mile 115.1/11.9 – Potter Creek Viewpoint – View with interpretive signs. After, then drive up the hill to large parking area for viewing platform with telescopes.

Mile 111.9/15.1 -- McHugh Creek Day Use Area – Skip if vehicle is more than 24 feet. Shortly after passing the Potter Weigh Station on your left, you will see a turn out for the McHugh Creek Day Use Area (milepost 111). With just a short walk from the parking area you will find a beautiful 20 foot water fall. Second parking area has beautiful views.

Mile 110.3/16.7 – Beluga Point Lookout -- Here you'll find 180 degree views of Turnagain Arm. There's an extensive viewing area with spotting scopes and interpretive signs. Check the Anchorage area tide tables for low tide and add 2 hours 15 minutes to get the approximate time of the Bore Tide. Do not walk on sand! Much of it is quicksand and you will drown when tide rolls in.

Mile 108.7/18.3 – scenic viewpoint

Mile 106.9/20.1 – Scenic View -- Often can see Dall sheep on steep hillsides above highway with binoculars.

Mile 104/23 – Indian Valley Meats – reindeer, venison, buffalo, elk sausage and jerky.

Mile 99.3/27.7 – Paved parking area. Views across Bird Flats on Turnagain Arm to the cut in the mountains where Sixmile Creek drains into the arm. The peak visible across Turnagain Arm between here and Girdwood is Mount Alpenglow in the Kenai Mountain Range.

Mile 96.5/30.5 – Bird Point Scenic Overlook. Nice bathrooms, great views. Look for Beluga whales in the water. End of parking lot has whale sculptures. Look for Bore Tide (See Beluga Point for info) here as well.

Mile 95.3/31.7 – Scenic Turnout with interpretive signs about gold rush and Sunrise City.

Mile 94.1/32.9 – Scenic turnout with signs about whaling.

Mile 93.3/33.7 – Scenic turnout with signs about tides, mudflats, and bore tides.

Mile 92.5/34.5 – Scenic turnout with signs about 1964 Earthquake, Portage Pass.

Mile 92.2/34.8 – Scenic turnout and another good place to look for Dall sheep.

Mile 91.5/35.5 – Scenic turnout with signs about glaciers.

Mile 89.8/37.2 – Scenic View from the bridge of the glaciated Kenai Mountains.

Mile 89.1/37.9 – View of 3 hanging glaciers to the east.

Mile 84.1/42.9 – Don’t stop but the view here is of Peterson Creek and Blueberry Mountain. Watch for waterfalls between here and mile 83.

Mile 82/45 – Don’t stop but notice Spencer Glacier directly ahead.

Mile 78.9/48.1 -- Short detour onto Portage Glacier Road to Moose Flats Day Use Area (Mile 1.2 Portage Glacier Road) and check out the short “Wetland Walk” trail, pond, and look for moose and birds.

Mile 76.5/50.5 – Don’t stop but look for swans in ponds to the east.

Mile 75.5 – Scenic viewpoint

Mile 75/52 – Scenic turnout with “Welcome to Kenai Peninsula” sign.

Mile 71.2/55.8 – Scenic turnout. Waterfall at north end of turnout.

Mile 68.5/58.5 – Turnagain Pass Rec Area – beautiful views

Mile 66.8/60.2 – Scenic view turnout

Mile 59/68 – Parking area with signs about moose and rapids and good views of Six
Mile Creek.

Mile 56.7 – Canyon Creek Rest Area has a pull out on the right to stop and get a view of Six Mile Creek.

Mile 51.4/75.6 – Scenic viewpoint.

Mile 47.3/79.7 -- has a scenic turnout and a great photo spot.

Mile 45.4 – scenic viewpoint

Mile 38.4/88.6 – Scenic viewpoint of Jerome Lake.

Mile 37/90 – turn west on Sterling Hwy for access to Tern Lake USFS Wildlife Viewing Area. Explore the lake and look at wildlife. Sometimes moose, nesting birds, mountain goats, sheep.

Mile 29.7/97.3 – scenic view turnout of Trail Lake.

Mile 29.3/97.7 – Moose Pass. Look for the waterwheel on the west side of the main road in town.

Mile 22.7/104.3 – scenic view turnout of Kenai Lake

Mile 14.7/112.3 – parking area for boardwalk viewpoint of Lily Pad Lake. Look for moose and swans.
Written 28 June 2020
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,358 contributions
That was a treat
Aug 2019
Seward Highway stretches 127-miles from Anchorage to Seward. Last August my son drove the family from Anchorage to Seward. That was a treat, no matter which way you turn the scenery is just breathtaking. Along the highway there are bike paths, hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and scenic stops. We made a stop at McHugh Creek and Bird Point Park rest area. Both places were clean with lots of posters to help visitors to understand the area. We were glad we had the chance to enjoy these places. Happy Travelling!
Written 19 February 2020
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CC B
Dallas, TX551 contributions
Epic views and beluga whales
Aug 2019
Drove this road from Anchorage to Seward and back again and the views were amazing. As we drove alongside Turnagain Arm we spotted beluga whales (north of beluga point actually). We pulled off on the side of the road and watched them for at least 20 minutes and it was freaking amazing...easily in my top 10 life experiences. I mean where else are you going to see WILD beluga whales?! Pass Turnagain arm and you drive through mountains and pass glaciers the whole way to Seward.

Do yourself a favor and stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. It is well worth the money and you get up close and personal with the animals there. Portage glacier and lake are near there, as well.
Written 1 October 2019
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Lmeyers
2 contributions
Beautiful drive to Girgwood
Jul 2019
We absolutely loved our drive on the Old Seward Highway to Alyeska! This drive is so beautiful! We saw 4 moose! Worth the drive and the animal sanctuary that we visited along the way was awesome!
Written 21 September 2019
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travelingjodi
Texas232 contributions
Dall sheep and beluga whales
Sep 2019 • Solo
One of my favorite drives when visiting family in Wasilla , especially on a clear day.
Yesterday was such a day and added bonus was again seeing beluga whales and dall sheep.
Written 7 September 2019
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mustangjeanne
Natrona Heights, PA373 contributions
Beautiful drive
Aug 2019
Even with all of the construction and smoke, the drive from Anchorage to Seward was beautiful. Every pull off had a fantastic view.
Written 4 September 2019
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