Seward Highway Scenic By-Way Alaska

Seward Highway Scenic By-Way Alaska

The Seward Highway, Alaska’s Scenic By-way is one of the most beautiful highways in the world – By far one of the most incredible drives you will ever make is the drive from Anchorage to Seward and back again, on the Seward Highway!

We recommend driving this section of Alaska. Be sure to give yourself time to experience some heavenly relaxation in these very special and beautiful cabins, some of the best lodging Seward Alaska has to offer, on the shores of Resurrection Bay, on the Kenai Peninsula, with spectacular wildlife and scenery surrounding them.

For road conditions, delays, construction information and other highway alerts for all roads in Alaska, you can call 511 from any phone, or visit the Alaska Road Traveler Information Website. Be sure to check our Twitter for any last minute information; we’ll tweet any breaking news regarding highway or weather.

Seward Highway is designated as a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road and is quite possibly the most beautiful road in our country!

  • We highly recommend having a vehicle so you can fully appreciate this highway and the many scenic stops along the way.
  • Remember: Drive with your headlights on at all times.
  • If you have 5 vehicles behind you, pull over & let them pass.
  • Don’t let the road numbers confuse you! The Seward Highway becomes #9 about 40 miles north of Seward.
  • As you leave Anchorage, be sure to stop at Beluga Point where you may have the opportunity to see beluga whales in Cook Inlet.
  • Keep your eyes open for Dall Sheep on the mountain side of the road south of Beluga Point.
  • Throughout the entire drive, keep your eyes open for moose & other wildlife.
  • If you see any moose or bears, do not approach them.
  • Do not walk on the mud-flats in Turnagain Arm!
  • Observe all speed limits, particularly as you pass through the tiny town of Moose Pass
  • Visit the The National Scenic Byway Web Site Seward Highway page
    The Byway site’s photo gallery
    The Byway site’s detailed map
  • Bell’s Travel Guide gives a mile by mile breakdown of the highway, listing attractions, pull-outs, scenic overlooks, hiking trail heads, etc.
    For miles 128 to 78 (Downtown Anchorage to Portage Creek)
    For miles 78 to mile 0 (Portage Creek to Seward)
  • Visit QT Luong’s Seward Highway Photo Gallery, a beautiful collection of photos.
  • Visit the Wikipedia listing for the Seward Highway.

Don’t forget your camera, batteries and film or extra media! Drive with your headlights on AT ALL times. Pull over if you have more than 5 vehicles behind you.

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