Making Motor Trend Memories
Take a break from civilization on a nature-filled drive
If you're ready to take on some of the coldest conditions in the U.S., review some car travel tips for an Alaskan road trip.
Alaska's Seward Highway passes through many attractions, few of them man-made. In fact, limited signs of human life exist on this drive, which passes through a scattering of towns and doesn't have a billboard in sight.
You can start the 127-mile drive in Anchorage and head towards Seward, which is located in Resurrection Bay. You'll pass by Potter Marsh, a migratory stop for many species of birds, including eagles.
Eventually, you'll notice Bird Creek below the road. Take time to pull over, snap a few photos and see if any fish will take your bait (remember to bring fishing gear). You may even spot some sea lions upstream.
If you take the journey in summer, you'll be treated with numerous flower varieties at Girdwood. More wildflowers can be found at Mount Alyeska, along with black bears and glaciers.
Once you reach the small town of Seward, you can take a break from driving at a cozy bed and breakfast.