This Scenic Highway In Alaska Is Absolutely Stunning And You Need To Take It

Just north of Anchorage is this easy scenic drive up to the top of Rendezvous Peak. From this vantage point at almost 3000 feet, you get a spectacular bird’s eye view. See all of downtown Anchorage and across the Cook Inlet. Bring your camera and stop all along the way to capture the mountain vistas. There is also an abundance of wildlife in the area and you are quite likely to see a moose or two. Enjoy this scenic drive for a quick getaway from the hubbub of Anchorage to the fresh air of the Chugach Mountains.

Directions: From downtown Anchorage, take the Glenn Highway north 6.1 miles and turn onto Arctic Valley Road. It is a 45-minute drive to the top.

Interactive Map here.

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Check out more scenic drives here: These 16 Beautiful Byways In Alaska Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive.

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