Drive to Seward and Get Away!

Jan 10, 2011

The Drive to Seward, Alaska from Anchorage is beautiful this time of year! Many people hesitate to drive to Seward, Alaska in the Winter, in fear of the driving conditions. Don’t let that fear keep you from experiencing some of the best sightseeing in Alaska.   With little or no traffic to contend with during the drive, viewing the wildlife and scenery on the drive is a relaxing pleasure.  Dahl sheep can often be found low on the cliffs overlooking Turnigan Arm during the winter months.  Make sure and have your camera ready and safely use the ample turnouts.

The State of Alaska keeps the roads clear and well maintained during the winter.  Ice is often present on many stretches of the 125 mile drive from Anchorage to Seward, and you should always maintain safe speeds for the driving conditions.  Driving a little bit slower just gives more time to view the stunning scenery.  Always make sure your tire tread is adequate and  the air pressure is correct, before beginning a winter drive across town or to Seward.  Also don’t forget to throw in some additional warm clothing and footwear to be able to get out of the car and stretch your legs while staying warm and comfortable.

In addition to the warm cloths, consider bringing your skates, cross country skis, snowboard or kite.  There are many places along the Seward Highway to enjoy an unlimited number or winter sports.  Make a reservation today at your Alaska Hotel, Hotel Seward and enjoy the  wildlife and scenery on your drive to Seward, Alaska.

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