Connecting Alaska's two largest cities - Anchorage and Fairbanks - the George Parks Highway travels through spectacular wilderness into the heart of Alaska.

The Parks Highway was first called the Anchorage - Fairbanks Highway when it was completed in 1971, but was renamed for George A. Parks, territorial governor of Alaska (1925 to 1933). The highway offers a number of opportunities to see North America's tallest peak, Mount McKinley. It also provides access to Denali National Park and Preserve.

parksHighwayWest.gifWildlife viewing is also good along the highway. ​ memorial.jpg
The moose cow and calf in the photo below
were seen from the road near the Nenana River.
moose.jpg At mile 142, between
Anchorage and Fairbanks is
the Alaska Veterans Memorial

This is a picture of the Laird River hot springs

Denali National Park and Preserve is the most popular tourist attraction in Alaska. Its central feature is the tallest mountain peak in the United States: Mt. McKinley. For centuries, Alaska's Natives have called this mountain Denali (The Great One). The mountain rises 20,320 feet (6187 meters) above the low lying sub-alpine tundra of the park.
Mount McKinley is pictured below: