Today, we pack up and head east along the even more remote Denali Highway, paralleling the scenic southern side of the Alaska Range. This unlikely gravel 'highway' passes through some of the wildest, most remote, road-accessible country on Earth with amazing mountain, glacier, tundra, and river valley views. Along the way we'll stop for a beautiful hike across the tundra-clad foothills to a panoramic lookout point. When we arrive at Tangle Lakes, we can canoe on the 'tangle' of lakes, hike atop glacial eskers and across rolling tundra, and marvel at the mountain scenery, wildflowers, and prolific bird and wildlife. There are lots of rare and interesting birds as well as moose, foxes, Arctic ground squirrels, beavers, muskrats, and occasionally grizzly bears to be seen throughout the whole area. Tangle Lakes is a wild, special, seldom-visited place, sure to leave a lasting impression. Overnight rustic lodge with private facilities.
Total drive time is approx 3.5hrs with breaks in between for hiking and photos.