Alaska's Adventure Corridor

All Ro​ads Lead to Valdez    

Drive: Proclaimed as one of “America’s Most Scenic Roads” and known to Alaskans as the “Adventure Corridor,” the drive to Valdez from Fairbanks, Tok, and Anchorage provides breathtaking views of glaciers, waterfalls, towering mountains and incredible scenery. The picturesque Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway converge along the nation’s largest national park — the Wrangell-St. Elias — holding nine of the 16 tallest peaks in the U.S.

Whether driving from Anchorage, Tok, or Fairbanks, the community of Glennallen provides gas, food and lodging needs before continuing on to the Richardson Highway. Watch for the sign to Worthington Glacier, one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers, when driving through the breathtaking Thompson Pass.

Be ready to pull over and take in the majesty of the awe-inspiring Keystone Canyon, where cascading waterfalls greet you from towering canyon walls just before entering Valdez.

Fly: Take a short 45-minute flight from Anchorage. Daily flights offer spectacular views of the coastal Chugach Mountains, vast glacial ice fields and the beautiful Prince William Sound.

Take the Ferry: With daily service in the summer, The Alaska Marine Highway is an exciting and beautiful way to travel to Valdez and experience the majestic Prince William Sound. The Marine Highway offers service throughout the year to all three major coastal Prince William Sound communities. Expand your itinerary by including a visit to Cordova. 

Photo by Ed Pinsky