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Getting to Valdez

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Valdez is a perfect destination to include in an Alaskan itinerary if you are looking to step away from the typical and into the real Alaska you have been looking for.

Valdez is easily accessible to most of Alaska by highway, air and/or sea. The following are a variety of ways to get to Valdez, Alaska.

By Road

The vistas from Glennallen to Valdez make the drive to town an attraction in itself. Along the way, you will have a panoramic view of the Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains, opportunity to walk up to Worthington Glacier, and a chance to see Bridal Veil and Horsetail Falls in Keystone Canyon.

Valdez is located:

  • 115 miles (185 km) from Glennallen.
  • 300 miles (483 km) from Anchorage.
  • 364 miles (585 km) from Fairbanks.
  • 254 miles (409 km) from Tok.

By Air

Ravn Alaska services Valdez with two to three flights from Anchorage daily.

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By Water

The Alaska Marine Highway provides service between Valdez and Whittier.

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