DAYS 1 – 2: ALASKA

Your epic North American overland tour starts in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage is a lively city that houses almost 50% of Alaska’s population of 730,000. Although it is the most populous city in Alaska, it isn’t the capital (that would be Juneau). Throughout the summer there are multiple festivals and nightly live music, and there is plenty to do in Anchorage including city tours, museums, the Coastal Trail bike ride, hiking Flattop Mountain and much more! This is a city unlike most others, it is located right in the heart of the wilderness, and over 1,000 moose, 250 black bears and 100 grizzly bears also call the city their home! It is well worth arriving into Anchorage a few days early to give yourself time to explore the surrounding area.

 

Anchorage city skyline, Alaska

Leaving Anchorage, a beautiful drive surrounded by the Wrangell and Chugach Mountains and the Matanuska Glacier will take you to Chicken, Alaska.  Chicken, Alaska??  Why would they call it that?  You’ll just have to visit to find out!

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