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|Southcentral Mountains & Prince William Sound|
Location/Climate: On the Glenn Highway near the Copper River. 9"/yr. precip., 39"yr. snowfall, -74°F96°F.
Population: 493 (6.7 percent native, mainly Ahtna Athabascan).
Travel Attractions: Crossroads gateway for various points.
Getting There: Vehicle access via the Glenn Highway from Anchorage or Tok or via the Richardson Highway from Valdez or Fairbanks; charter air.
Though its not saying much, Glenallen is the chief town in the region. Essentially a crossroads for the Richardson and Glenn Highways, Glenallen offers a full range of highway and travel services, but little else. One spot worth a stop is the Copper River Valley Visitor Center at the northwest corner of the highway junction. There is plenty of info, some displayed items, and a helpful staffer who will happily paint you a picture of local life.
Where to Stay and Eat in Glenallen
Caribou Hotel, Mile 187 Glenn Highway, (800) 478-3302 (AK only), 822-3302, $130 and up, $10$15 less in winter. The hotel features modern rooms, a gift shop, and the Caribou Cafe.
Copper Basin Travel (reservation service), 822-5445. Lodging and recreation reservations for Copper Valley, Valdez, and Cordova.
Dry Creek State Recreation Site Campground, 5 miles north of Glenallen along Richardson Highway (AK 4). Basic sites in a forested setting.