• Top of the World Highway - Eagle, Alaska

      Photo by Rick Quinn
      The Top of the World, one of the western hemisphere's most northerly highways, begins at an intersection with the Taylor Highway, east of Chicken, Alaska. The Top of the World runs along the crest of a ridge line though mountainous terrain, and offers beautiful views of the valleys below. The highway crosses the Canadian border at Little Gold Creek, then continues on to the Yukon River, and the once booming Klondike gold rush town of Dawson City. The Top of the World is part of the Klondike Loop, a somewhat longer scenic alternative to the final section of the Alaska Highway between Whitehorse, Yukon and Tok, Alaska.

      If you go:
      The relatively short US portion of the Top of the World Highway is paved, but it is closed in winter, from mid-September until mid-May. The Canadian portion of the route is unpaved. The total length of the road is 79 miles. Note that there are no services between Chicken and Dawson. If you're driving from Alaska to Canada, top off your gas tank in Chicken; fuel is invariably cheaper in the US than it is in Canada.


      Taylor Highway
      Eagle, Alaska 99738 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Highway Information
      +1 (867) 993-5566