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Driving the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway, Matanuska Glacier and Lion’s Head
Driving the Glenn Highway is like driving through Alaska’s postcards. You’ll see one scene after another along this road, that you’ve seen in promotional photos and guidebooks. You’ll pass by a massive glacier, and twist around Lion’s Head, an iconic and oddly-placed mountain that causes everyone to stop and take a picture. Glenn Highway begins in Anchorage, and runs northwest to Palmer, then generally east to Glennallen, where it meets the Richardson Highway. The Glenn Highway is marked as Alaska 1 for its entire length. AK 1 continues past Glennallen, north to Gakona via the Richardson Highway, then east via …