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Driving the Denali Highway, Alaska Route 8
Can you handle a drive that takes you more than a hundred miles on a dirt road, into the wild center of Alaska? If you want to see one of Alaska’s prettiest roads, some of its most amazing mountains, and cross over the second-highest highway pass in the state, you’ll need to brace yourself for the Denali Highway. The Denali Highway (Alaska Route 8) stretches between Paxson and Cantwell, Alaska. The road is 135 miles long, and mostly unpaved — only the first 21 miles out of Paxson, and 3 miles out of Cantwell are paved. The road is closed …