Alaska's Scenic Byways

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Alaska Scenic Byways
Alaska Scenic Byway marker
System information
Formed: 1993[1]
Highway names
State: Alaska Route nn (AK nn)
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The Alaska Scenic Byways Program is a program designated by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) that is used to recognize and protect the most scenic, historic, and recreational highways located in the U.S. state of Alaska. Recognized roadways may also be National Scenic Byways and National Forest Scenic Byways, both designated by the federal government, in addition to being Alaska Scenic Byways, which are designated by the state. The Alaska Scenic Byway system was created to recognize and protect Alaska's most important recreational highways.[1]

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Name From To Length (mi)[2] Length (km) Highway Notes
Alaska Marine Highway: Inside Passage Routes Haines Skagway 1,048 1,687 Alaska Marine Highway System The only non-road in the National Byway System; also an All-American Road
Alaska Marine Highway: Southcentral & Cross Gulf Routes, Southwest & Aleutian Island Routes Unalaska Cordova 1,650 2,660
Dalton Highway Livengood Deadhorse 414 666 Alaska Route 11
Glenn Highway Anchorage Glennallen 139 224 Alaska Route 1 Passes a large series of scenic glaciers, also a National Scenic Byway
Haines Highway Haines Canada–United States border 44 71 Alaska Route 7 Travels through the scenic Chilkat Pass to the Canadian border, also a National Scenic Byway
Parks Highway Denali State Park Healy 116 187 Alaska Route 3 Passes through Denali National Park, also a National Scenic Byway
Richardson Highway Fairbanks Fort Greely 101 163 Alaska Route 2, Alaska Route 4 Northern segment
Richardson Highway Valdez Glenallen 115 185 Alaska Route 4 Southern segment
Seward Highway Seward Anchorage 127 204 Alaska Route 1 Passes directly through the scenic Chugach National Forest, also an All-American Road and a National Forest Scenic Byway
Steese Highway Fox Circle 151 243 Alaska Route 2, Alaska Route 6
Sterling Highway Seward Highway Skilak Lake 39 63 Alaska Route 1 Northern segment
Sterling Highway Anchor Point Homer Spit 29 47 Alaska Route 1 Southern segment
Taylor & Top of the World Highways Tetlin Junction Boundary 105 169 Alaska Route 5

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  1. ^ a b Alaska Scenic Byways Program. "About the Scenic Byway Program". Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff (2007). "Alaska Scenic Byways". Alaska! Official State Map. Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. Reverse. 

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