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Alaska Highway 5 (Taylor Highway) Photographs


ALASKA HWY 2 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Alaska Highway 5 (Taylor Highway) route marker at the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) Junction south of Tok. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 2 #19 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 2 #17 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) Junction on the southbound Alaska Highway (Hwy 2), south of Tok. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) towards Tok from the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) Junction. Due to the configuration of the area's road network, the 12 mile section of the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) between Tetlin Junction and Tok forms the only road link to Alaska's contiguous state highway network from the Lower 48 States and Canada. At Tok, northbound motorists can either stay on the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) to Delta Junction and Fairbanks or turn onto Hwy 1 (Tok Cut-Off Highway) to Glennallen and Anchorage. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 2 #16 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 2 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide sign at the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) Junction on the southbound Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) at Tetlin Junction, south of Tok. Heading into Canada, Dawson City is actually the closest major destination. Haines Junction is the first major destination via the Alaska Highway, but it is actually 110 miles further than Dawson City. The Taylor Highway, together with Yukon's Top of the World Highway, forms an international highway link between Alaska and Canada. These two highways are only open seasonally, and are subject to closure in winter. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Secondary guide sign approaching the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) Junction on the southbound Alaska Highway (Hwy 2). In addition to providing access to Yukon's Dawson City via the Top of the World Highway, the Taylor Highway provides road access to the small Alaskan communities of Chicken and Eagle. Although southbound Alaska Highway motorists can travel to Canada no matter which route they choose here, only the Alaska Highway provides reliable year-round access between Alaska and Yukon. Accordingly, only Hwy 2 is signed as the route to the Canadian Border. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 2 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 2 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) towards the Canadian Border from the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) Junction at Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance guide sign on the southbound Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) at the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) Junction at Tetlin Junction. The next major highway junction south of here is at Haines Junction, 275 miles to the south in Yukon. Although it isn't marked on the sign, Beaver Creek, Yukon is located 97 miles from Tetlin Junction. Beaver Creek is Canada's most westerly community, lying just across the International Boundary on the Alaska Highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 2 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 2 #12 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction signs at the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) and Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) Junction at Tetlin Junction. Note the red Yukon Highway 9 route marker attached to the Hwy 5 sign. As this sign assembly implies, motorists can access Yukon's Highway 9 (Top of the World Highway) from the Taylor Highway. These two highways join at the very remote Jack Wade Junction, located 93 miles to the north. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern terminus of the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) at Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 2 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 2 #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Destination guide sign at the southern terminus of the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) Junction at Tetlin Junction. The destination on Southbound Hwy 2 is simply signed as "Canada", since there are no major destinations south of here within Alaska. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) at the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) Junction at Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 2 #11 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 2 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) from the Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) Junction at Tetlin Junction. The Taylor Highway is not maintained in winter, and is closed to traffic seasonally. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Sign showing the highway distance to the International Border at Poker Creek, on the Top of the World Highway west of Dawson City. The Poker Creek Border Crossing is the northernmost highway crossing between Canada and the United States. It is only open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. This seasonal border crossing is closed in winter. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 2 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 2 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction sign approaching the Hwy 2 Junction on the Southbound Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction sign approaching the Hwy 5 Junction on the Northbound Alaska Highway (Hwy 2) at Tetlin Junction. This is the first state highway junction in Alaska, when heading northbound along the Alaska Highway from Canada. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 2 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance guide sign on the Northbound Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at Tetlin Junction. The Taylor Highway runs for a distance of 160 miles between Tetlin Junction and Eagle. The community of Boundary lies just a few miles inside Alaska. The Poker Creek Border Station lies about five miles beyond the community of Boundary, even though Poker Creek isn't specifically referenced on this distance sign. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) about 18 miles north of Tetlin Junction. Rugged Mount Fairplay can be seen in the distance. The Taylor Highway hugs the edge of this mountain on its route north towards Chicken. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #2 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) about 24 miles north of Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) about 25 miles north of Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), about 32 miles north of Tetlin Junction. The highway slowly ascends towards Mount Fairplay along the mountain's southern slope. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at Mount Fairplay. At this curve, Hwy 5 reaches its maximum elevation on the route between Tetlin Junction and Chicken. The highway climbs to approximately 3,400 feet above sea level as it crosses Mount Fairplay, located 33 miles north of Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #6 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #7 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The barren peak of Mount Fairplay (Elevation 5,541 feet) comes into view as the Taylor Highway rounds this curve about 33 miles south of Chicken. Heading southbound, the highway sweeps across this alpine meadow via an impressive mile-long curve, before beginning its descent towards Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Commemorative sign showing the history of the Forty Mile Creek Region along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5). This sign is located at a highway rest area near the summit of Mount Fairplay, about 31 miles south of Chicken. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Mount Fairplay on the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) from the highway rest area, facing south. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) approaching the Logging Cabin Creek Bridge, near Milepost 43. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), about 21 miles south of Chicken. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), about 16 miles south of Chicken. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A gravel section of the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), about 11 miles south of Chicken. Although the majority of the Taylor Highway is paved between Tetlin Junction and Chicken, there are occasional breaks in the pavement lasting in some cases for several miles. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Forty Mile River (Mosquito Fork) Bridge on the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), facing north. Note the end of the pavement on the far side of the structure. From this point northerly to Eagle, the Taylor Highway is gravel-surfaced. The community of Chicken lies about 2 miles north of the Mosquito Fork Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Chicken on the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), facing north. This former gold rush era mining town lies about 65 miles north of Tetlin Junction. Today, it is primarily a service community, offering motorists on the Taylor Highway the only opportunity to get fuel, food and other supplies along this desolate route through northeastern Alaska. There are no services beyond this point along the Taylor Highway and Top of the World Highway until Dawson City, Yukon, located about 110 miles to the east across the border in Canada. Motorists who continue north along the Taylor Highway at Jake Wade Junction will reach Eagle, another tiny community near the Alaska-Yukon Boundary, located 90 miles north of Chicken. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), north of Chicken. Beyond Chicken, the highway is winding with steep grades and sharp turns. Take your time driving this road, as there are many unexpected curves. It is advisable to stay off this highway altogether in wet weather. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #16 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #23 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) towards Jack Wade Junction. The highway follows scenic Wade Creek (at right) for several miles. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Turn-off sign for Eagle on the Northbound Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at Jack Wade Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #22 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #21 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Jack Wade Junction on the Northbound Taylor Highway (Hwy 5). Motorists can either follow the Taylor Highway north to Eagle or follow the Top of the World Highway east to Dawson City, Yukon. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at Jack Wade Junction. At this remote highway junction located just west of the Canadian Border, the Taylor Highway joins the Top of the World Highway. The highway junction is a directional "Y". The Taylor Highway follows the left fork north to Eagle, while the Top of the World Highway follows the right fork towards Dawson City, Yukon. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #24 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #25 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) on the Westbound Top of the World Highway at Jack Wade Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western terminus of the Top of the World Highway at the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at Jack Wade Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #19 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Top of the World Highway Junction on the Southbound Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at Jack Wade Junction. Although it isn't the most northern highway junction in Alaska, this scenic directional "Y" intersection is certainly the most remote. The left fork at the "Y" leads to Poker Creek and Dawson City via the Top of the World Highway. The Taylor Highway continues south via the right fork to Chicken and the Alaska Highway at Tetlin Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), north of Chicken. Beyond Chicken, the highway is winding with steep grades and sharp turns. Take your time driving this road, and stay off it altogether in wet weather. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #17 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #26 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Taylor Highway (Hwy 5), facing north towards Eagle from Jack Wade Junction. It is a very lonely 66 miles to Eagle from Jack Wade Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards Poker Creek along the Top of the World Highway from the Taylor Highway (Hwy 5) at Jack Wade Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #27 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 5 #28 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Top of the World Highway, facing east towards the Boundary Airfield near Poker Creek. The International Boundary at Poker Creek lies five miles to the east at the top of Davis Dome, which can be seen in the background. At Poker Creek, the Top of the World Highway crosses over into Yukon, Canada. The highway ends 70 miles to the east in Dawson City, Yukon. This is the most northern International Highway crossing between Canada and the United States, and the only crossing into Alaska that is gravel-surfaced. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View from the Top of the World Highway from the scenic lookout at Poker Creek. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 5 #29 - © Cameron Bevers             YUKON HWY 9 #34 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Welcome to Alaska Sign at a scenic lookout on the Top of the World Highway at Poker Creek. The International Boundary between the United States and Canada lies about 1/2 mile to the east. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along the Top of the World Highway (Hwy 9) approaching Poker Creek. At Poker Creek, the Top of the World Highway crosses the International Boundary into the United States from Yukon, Canada. The Top of the World Highway continues for about 11 miles before coming to an end at the Taylor Highway (Alaska's Hwy 5) at Jack Wade Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 8, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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