Days 7 - 8: Fairbanks
Distance: 125 miles
Suggested campsite: Rivers Edge Resort RV Park
Continue on the Parks Highway north to Fairbanks. Accompanied by incredible forest and mountain landscape you will drive through the communities of Healy, Nenana and by the community of Ester, an old gold mining camp. From Fairbanks we recommend a wildlife tour where with some luck you may see bears, caribou, moose, sheep, wolves and a variety of birds.
Days 9 - 10: Paxson
Distance: 180 miles
Suggested campsite: Tolsona Wilderness Campground
Today you head to Paxson/Glennallen, following the Richardson Highway until Delta Junction. Just outside of Fairbanks you will drive by North Pole, the home of North America’s Santa Claus. In Delta Junction continue on the Richardson Highway and drive south towards Paxson/Glennallen where the Copper River has world-class salmon fishing and if you don’t feel like fishing there is hiking, rafting and even flightseeing.
Days 11 - 12: Valdez
Distance: 185 miles
Suggested campsite: Bear Paw RV Park
Today you head to Valdez, enjoy the spectacular drive on the Richardson Highway where part of the route runs parallels with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. If the weather permits, make a stop and enjoy some incredible views of the Wrangell Mountains. Continue via Worthington Glacier and through Keystone Canyon with its waterfalls. Valdez is a must-see on any Alaskan itinerary with its crashing glaciers and towering Chugach mountains rising from the sea, it makes Valdez absolutely picturesque.