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Jul 15, 2013 - Side Trip to Eagle on the Taylor Highway

Monday, July 15, 2013 – Side Trip to Eagle on the Taylor Highway We wanted to take a side trip to see Eagle since none of us had been there before. We had heard the road there was in a pretty bad condition but actually it was better than the Top-of-the-World Highway on the US side. A 69 mile road of winding with S-curves, blind hairpin curves, soft shoulders and even worst no shoulders with a steep drop down way down to the Valley below. It took us several hours to get there but it was worth the time. The Taylor Highway provides access to...

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VNL Travels 2013

Jun 18, 2013 - Eagle

Sat June 15, 2013 We left the campground early this morning to head back up the Taylor Highway 30 miles to the junction of Boundary Road, then north another 65 miles to the little village of Eagle on the Yukon River. It took 3-1/2 hours to cover the 95 miles of gravel road and we didn’t see any wildlife! But we did enjoy our visit in Eagle. It is a town of about 140 and fluctuates by 20 or so one way or the other. The only way to access Eagle until the 1950s when the road was built was by foot, dogsled (still a popular means of travel),...

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Aug 26, 2012 - visiting a future ghost town

Tourist literature and blogs from other travelers encouraged us to make the fifty mile drive to Eagle from Chicken. Scary warnings about narrow, twisting road with soft shoulders lead us to leave the motor home in Chicken and make the drive by car. It was a spectacular road winding up one mountain and down another, following streams at times. Fall colors are in full force. The ground cover and shrubs provide vivid reds and oranges in contrast to the yellow aspens and deep green spruce. You would think we took a lot of photos along the way....

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Jul 14, 2008 - Eagle, AK

Took a side trip heading out to Eagle, AK. 65 miles up a dead end road which means you come back the same way! Very pretty drive both ways. Celebrated our anniversary by going out to “dinner” at the Chicken Restaurant. 1/3lb bacon cheeseburger basket was our choice. Did have a good piece of blueberry and cherry pie.

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Alaska Finally

Jun 18, 2008 - To Eagle AK

We got a leisurely start this morning, catching the ferry across the Yukon River at around 11:00 A.M. It was cloudy, and this somewhat diminished the thrill of driving the Top of the World Highway into Alaska. It really is a remarkable road, with immense vistas on both sides of the highway, as you follow along high ridge-tops. But we took few photos because of the overcast conditions. Once we passed through U.S. Customs, we continued on about 15 miles, then branched north on the 64-mile gravel road to the little Alaskan town of Eagle, on...

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Jun 2, 2008 - Eagle, Alaska

Today we left the rig at 6am to make the 3 hour trip to Eagle, Alaska. We were told by the folks in Chicken that we should go to Eagle if we had the time because it is so beautiful. Eagle is about 80 miles north of Chicken, but the entire trip was on a dirt road. Since we were in the Jeep it took us 3 hours, if we were in the rig it probably would have taken us 5 hours! On the way to Eagle, we saw a Moose! It was standing in the middle of the road as we rounded a corner. As soon as it saw us it took off running down the road. We were...

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Jun 6, 2007 - Eagle

It rained all night, but sunrise was at 3:40 so it must have rained all morning before we got up, or some such thing. We headed on up the Taylor Hwy to Chicken, a wide spot in the road with a couple of restaurants, a gas station and some gift shops. It was an old mining town and there was a dilapidated dredge sitting beside the creek. Just before Chicken the pavement ended and the rest of the trip to Eagle was a dirt road, graveled in some places. It is 94 miles from Chicken to Eagle and took us 4 hours. Most of the time you follow streams...

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SHTravel

Jun 1, 2007 - Top Of The World Highway and Taylor Highway North to Eagle, AK

This morning I took a tour of Dredge #4 a few miles outside of Dawson City. It is the largest gold mining dredge built in the Yucon and full intact. Well worth the effort to see. I boarded the ferry across the Yukon River about noon and started my ride over the Top Of The World highway to Alaska. This is a spectacular ride. The road lives up to it's name in every respect. I climbs rapidly then runs along the ridgline of the mountains above the treeline with panoramic views on boths sides for most of it's length. You really do feel like...

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