About 22% of all vacations in America were road trips in 2015. Many people’s dream trip is to go on an Alaska road trip and see the breathtaking sights.
If you are prepared properly, the trip will be an amazing experience. Since long stretches of the journey have spots where it is difficult to get fuel and do repairs, knowing what to expect can help you avoid some of these issues.
Continue reading this article to learn the top reasons you should take a road trip to Alaska.
1. The Midnight Sun
If you want to mess with your sleep patterns and experience something that is totally out of your normal — you’ve got to see the midnight sun. Make sure you include an eye mask when you’re making your packing list, or you’re not going to get much sleep while you’re visiting.
The midnight sun benefits the plants in Alaska, and some parts of Alaska are known for their giant vegetables.
2. The Northern Lights
One that will make you stand in awe is seeing the Northern Lights. This amazing sight happens because of solar activity. You do have to make your way pretty far north in Alaska to see the lights, and it can get very cold, but it will be something you will never forget.
3. Countless Roads to Explore
Alaska takes up a large part of the U.S., and there are so many roads where you can park for hours and never see another vehicle. Alaska even has several resources developed to help RVers enjoy this beautiful country. And if you are looking for some RV parks to stop at while exploring this beautiful country you will find a variety of options.
4. Monster Mountains
If you wanted to get an idea of how small we are as humans, then visiting Alaska and staring up at its monstrous mountains will definitely give you some perspective. Alaska is home to Denali, which is the tallest mountain in North America.
You don’t have to go to the tallest mountain to get an amazing mountain experience. There are plenty of other places where you can explore and enjoy nature and a good workout.
5. Skiing and Snow Sport Opportunities
Winters in Alaska offer so many unique opportunities! There is dog mushing, reindeer running, outdoor hot springs, and snow-shoeing in the back country.
Of course there is plenty of fresh powdery snow for skiers, and snowmobiling is always a fun option. And for those that want to just kick back and relax there are plenty of scenic areas for spotting wildlife in this gorgeous northern state.
Enjoying an Alaska Road Trip
There’s nothing quite like taking an Alaska road trip. The sights and sounds of this magical state will take your breath away.
Have you thought about getting an RV or upgrading your RV? There are lots of options for you to look into, and we would be glad to answer any questions you have. Take a look at our new RVs or our used inventory to see if there is anything of interest.