Our 4,000 mile road trip to Alaska

In April we got a text from our friends asking if we’d be interested in helping them move to Alaska. Cade & Becca were making the move from Idaho to Talkeetna and had two trucks and one cargo trailer that they needed to move. Their hope was to find some friends to make the trip with them so that they didn’t have to do the 50 or so hours of driving alone. When we looked at our calendar and saw that the two week window in May was free of obligations, we didn’t hesitate to say yes.

In 12 days we drove from Colorado to the Alaska border, driving every day. We saw some of the most wild and vast landscapes we’ve ever seen and more wildlife than we ever could have imagined. After crossing into Alaska, our friends (who had new jobs to get to) generously loaned us their truck and all their camping gear so that we could spend 8 days exploring before catching a flight back to the lower 48. In that time we saw so much and yet barely dipped our toes into all that the great state of Alaska has to offer. From visiting Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, America’s largest national park, to taking a scenic flight around Mt. Denali and landing on a glacier, we saw how easy it would be to fill a summer with adventure in Alaska.

Here’s a peek at some of our favorite moments from three weeks driving to and wandering around Alaska…

If you’d like to know more about what a road trip to Alaska entails, check out the full recap over on our travel blog!

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