Alaska Trip Day 13

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We spend the night at Beaver Creek it was a nice place but old.  A large tour group arrived.  We went down for the breakfast bar in the morning and talked to some of the tour group poeple.  One of them gave us a free coupon for breakfast.  We left for Delta Junction, the roads were about the same as yesterday but got better as we closer to Tok.  We arrived in Alaska today and got pictures at the sign.  We decided to go to a gift shop at Tok because we gain one more hour.  After talking to the clerk in the gift shop we decide to stay in Tok and run a day trip to Chicken.  150 miles later we were back in the hotel room.  Not much a Chicken other then people camping and panning for gold.

We had a bowl of soup in Chicken and look at the gift stores in town.  They had a large Dredge for mining gold from the river.

The room is nice and will be leaving for Fairbank in the morning.

We have traveled over 4,300 miles now.

Dale

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 Beaver Canada to Delta Junction 217 miles

Delta Junction is known as the 'End of the Alcan,' as the famous highway joins the existing Richardson Highway here to complete the route to Fairbanks. Named after the nearby Delta River, Delta Junction developed into an agricultural region as the result of state land disposal programs designed to encourage development. The area now is home to 37 large farms and more than 160 small farms. The area presents a picturesque rural setting complimented by spectacular views of the Alaska Range and the Delta River. Clear days allow stunning views of Mt. Hayes, Mt. Moffit and a number of other peaks.

 

Donnelly Dome near its baseDonnelly Dome dominates the near horizon from all around the Delta Junction area.  This view is taken from the north on a summer day day.  Photo by David Johnson.

At Mile 248, take the gravel road to the right (west) of the highway, drive past the second sharp bend for 300 yards and park in the pull-off on the left. A fairly well-worn but unmarked trail leaves the pull-out in the direction of the north ridge of the Dome.

Motels

Alaska 7 Motel PO Box 1115 Delta Junction, AK 99737 907-895-4848 Fax 907-895-4193

 

Alaska 7 Motel Open Year-round.  Tel. 907/895-4848.  Just four miles north of the Alaska Highway / Richardson Highway junction. E-mail: manager@alaska7motel.com

 

The Bunkhouse

 

Bunk House.  Open Year-round.  Tel. (907) 895-5422.  Clean comfortable rooms. Single and double rooms. Laundry, maid service, wireless internet, TV.  1555 Richardson Ave. Delta Jct.

Delta Junction's Diamond Willow Inn

 

Diamond Willow Inn Bed & Breakfast Open year round.  Tel. 907/895-4373.  Located downtown Delta Jct. at the end of the Alaska Highway.  Wireless internet available.

Kelly's Alaska Country Inn

 

Kelly's Alaska Country Inn  Open Year-round, Tel. 907/895-4667 or  895-4973.  Mi 266 Richardson Hwy (center of Delta Junction) E-mail: motel@kellysalaskacountryinn.com

Tanana Loop Country Inn

 

Tanana Loop Country Inn, Open Year-round, (907) 895-4890 or cell (907) 347-0255  2.5 Tanana Loop Ext., 15 minutes from downtown Delta. Email: info@tlcalaska.com

Water's Edge Cottages

Waters Edge Cottage, Summit Lake, 907-822-4443, Mile 191.4 Richardson Hwy, PaxsonCome take a look at our beautiful cabins and scenic location at the south end of lovely Summit Lake.  Moose, caribou and other wildlife in the area....lake trout and grayling fishing is great!


Apartments

Stanford Apartments Daily Rentals, Open Year-round, 895-4562 

Bed & Breakfasts

Alaska Bald Eagle Ranch and B&B This Alaskan Guest Ranch offers "FUN" customized horseback riding and a non-drinking, non-smoking, family atmosphere, located at Mile 272 Richardson Highway, Open Year-round, (907)895-5270 or toll free: 1-877-895-5270  innkeeper@baldeagleranchbb.com 

Bed & Breakfast at the Home of Alys Open Year-round, 895-4128

Big D B & B Open Year-round, 895-4147

Checkpoint Alaska B & B, Open Year-round, 895-4998

Clearwater Bed & B, 3170 Clearwater Road 895-4842

Diamond Willow Inn B&B Open year round.  Tel. 907/895-4373.  Located downtown Delta Jct. at the end of the Alaska Highway

Hines Sight 20/20 B&B, Summit Lake, 388-8299, Mile 195 Richardson Hwy, Paxson

Love Alaska B & B, Open Year-round, 895-4758

Nissel Tree B & B, Open Year-round, 895-4441

Tanana B & B Open May­September, 388-5500

Tanana Loop Country Inn, Open Year-round, (907) 895-4890 or cell (907) 347-0255  2.5 Tanana Loop Ext., 15 minutes from downtown Delta. Email: info@tlcalaska.com

True North B&B by Kim Open Year-round, 895-4963

Victorian Inn B & B, Open Year-round, 895-4636

Cabins & Lodging

Bunk HouseOpen Year-round.  Tel. (907) 895-5422.  Clean comfortable rooms. Single and double rooms. Laundry, maid service, wireless internet, TV.  1555 Richardson Ave. Delta Jct.

Mountain House Lodge, 895-5160, Mile 1412.5 Alaska Hwy

Paxson Inn & Lodge, 822-3330, Mile 195.5 Richardson Hwy

Silver Fox Roadhouse Cabins, 895-4157, Mile 1404 Alaska Hwy

Smith's Green Acres RV Park & Campground Open Year-round, 1-800-895-4369, 895-4369, Fax 895-4110, Mile 268 Richardson Hwy

Tangle River Inn Summer, 822-3970, 895-4072, Mile 20, Denali Hwy, Paxson

Waters Edge Cottage, Summit Lake, 907-822-4443, Mile 191.4 Richardson Hwy, PaxsonCome take a look at our beautiful cabins and scenic location at the south end of lovely Summit Lake.  Moose, caribou and other wildlife in the area....lake trout and grayling fishing is great!

Campgrounds

Bergstad's RV Park & Camp Sites, Summer, 895-4856, Mi 1421 Alaska Hwy

Mountain House Lodge, Summer, 895-5160, Mile 1412.5 Alaska Hwy

Smith's Green Acres RV Park & Campground, Summer, 1-800-895-4369, 895-4369, Fax 895-4110, Mi 268 Richardson Hwy

Motels

Kelly's Country Inn (shown at right) Open Year-round, Tel. 907/895-4667 or  895-4973.  Mi 266 Richardson Hwy (center of Delta Junction) E-mail: kellys@kellysalaskacountryinn.com

Alaska 7 Motel Open Year-round.  Tel. 907/895-4848.  Just four miles north of the Alaska Highway / Richardson Highway junction. E-mail: manager@alaska7motel.com

Alaskan Steakhouse & Motel Open Year-round, 895-5175, akstkhse@wildak.net Mi 265 Richardson Hwy (just south of the junction)

RV Parks

Bergstad's RV Park & Camp Sites Open year-round, 895-4856, Mi 1421 Alaska Hwy

Mountain House Lodge, Summer, 895-5160, Mile 1412.5 Alaska Hwy

Smith's Green Acres RV Park & Campground, Open Year-round, 1-800-895-4369, 895-4369, Fax 895-4110, Mi 268 Richardson Hwy