/" title="Home" class="logo">Fine Art Nature Photography Blog

Posts Tagged ‘Denali Hiway’



Hello everyone, just got back from a whirlwind fall colors tour up here in the Great Land.  Yes, we start early up here, for all you southerners, but we get it good too.  We definitely hit the peak on our trip as we headed back across the Denali Highway, down the Richardson, south to Valdez, and back across the Glenn Highway to home.  Wow.  It was incredible.  Tons and tons of images to sort through, tons of film to develop (MF and LF) and I finally “saw” what I need to do on Sheep Mountain.  That has been working on me for some time.  I still have a lot of work to do before closing out this season but it should be fun…

The Denali Hwy II


The Denali Highway was completed in 1957 to serve as the access route to the Denali National Park.  The route catered to the motorists who arrived from the south via the Alaskan Highway as a straight path route to the Park.  The popular automobile tourists of the post WWII era were the target users; however the Alaskan Highway and the Denali Highway were not paved and subject to harsh conditions and made for a demanding trip. In 1972 the famously paved Parks Highway was completed to provide “civilized” motor access to the Park and for this highway Anchorage was the starting point; air travel had changed how people vacationed to the great state.

My what you all are missing…

Denali Highway


Wow!  The Denali Highway is amazing.  Between going up the Richardson Highway and traveling the length of the Denali Highway about 3 times we had so much mind boggling scenery it was eye candy overload.  Absolutely stunning.  I had high expectations due to the rumblings I had heard and I can honestly say all were exceeded.  Put it on your list.