The Milepost 2017

The MILEPOST®: Legendary Alaska trip planner and Alaska travel guide to the highways, roads, ferries, lodgings, recreation, sightseeing attractions and services along the Alaska Highway to and within Alaska, including Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

Find trip planning help and frequently asked questions about highway travel by RV, auto, caravan or motorcycle, ferry and fly/drive travel to Alaska and Western Canada. Since 1949, The MILEPOST® has been the most trusted and complete Alaskan travel guide and Alaskan trip planner for highway and ferry travel to Alaska, the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta and Western Northwest Territories. Updated annually, The MILEPOST® gives you over 700 pages of detailed information on everything from the famous Alaska Highway system to cruising Alaska's Inside Passage.

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Adventure: Talkeetna

Independent travelers will find much to enjoy in Talkeetna. The town has a laid-back pace, a distinctly adventurous element, and a uniquely Northern sense of humor: Talkeetna elected a cat for mayor in 1997 (Mayor Stubbs).

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

The White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) is a narrow-gauge (36-inch) privately owned railroad built during the Klondike Gold Rush. Construction of the WP&YR began in May 1898 and reached White Pass in February 1899 and Whitehorse in July 1900. It was the first railroad in Alaska and at the time the most northern of any railroad in North America.

Top of the World Highway

The remote Top of the World Highway connects Klondike Loop from Dawson City and the Taylor Highway linking Chicken, Eagle and the Alaska Highway. The 65-mile Top of the World Highway is a winding, sometimes narrow road with frequent surface breaks, potholes, washboard and little to no shoulder.

Alaska Railroad

The Alaska Railroad is an iconic part of Alaska history, connecting some of Alaska’s best-loved destinations for over 90 years! It operates daily summer service between Anchorage, Denali Park, Fairbanks, Seward, Girdwood, Whittier, Portage, Grandview and Spencer Glacier, and year-round service between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Add a trip on the railroad to your Alaska travels and take a break from behind-the-wheel.

The George Black Ferry

Traveling north on the Klondike Loop Highway, approximately 325 miles from Whitehorse, you enter Dawson City. At the western edge of the city, the highway ends at the Yukon River. Here, you line up to board the George Black ferry for a 6- to 7-minute trip across the Yukon to the west shore and the beginning of the Top of the World Highway to the Yukon-Alaska border.

Road Conditions

Road Reports on Driving Conditions in the North General road conditions are noted in the introduction to each highway in The MILEPOST®. Specific areas of concern are also called out in the logs. Current seasonal road conditions provided by government agencies may be obtained by referring to the following links:
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To calculate current U.S. per gallon price from Canadian price per liter, multiply per liter price (Canadian)
by 3.785 and divide by current exchange rate (U.S. to Canadian).