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Old Yesterday, 02:22 PM   #1
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Wicked LA to Alaska - Route tips

3 Brits, 2 based in LA, looking for tips on routes from LA to Alaska involving as much off-road trails as possible. We're due to set out 23rd May and need to finish 19th June, so time is tight.

Current route is to head to Albuquerque and join the shadow of the Rockies trail but that only takes us as far the Wyoming border. Looking for ideas to head north other than just use the interstate. Otherwise, any recommendations for trails to check out when we're further north?

Can anyone help?

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By sea

This is probably a little different than you were thinking, but
have you thought of taking the Alaskan Marine hi-way Ferry?

From Alaska you can pick it up in Skagway or Haines and depart
in Bellingham, WA. It's 3 to 4 day trip and all offroad. Very worthwhile.

We did from Bellingham to Haines a few years ago. Left from the S.F. bay Area.
Lots of great stops along the way which you can't get to by road.

Have a great trip.
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Check out this site for back country routes through Alberta, BC, and the Yukon.

http://www.graveltravel.ca/index.php...d=72&Itemid=19

Note, you can request GPS files for free, although donations are generously accepted.
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3 Brits, 2 based in LA, looking for tips on routes from LA to Alaska involving as much off-road trails as possible. We're due to set out 23rd May and need to finish 19th June, so time is tight.

Current route is to head to Albuquerque and join the shadow of the Rockies trail but that only takes us as far the Wyoming border. Looking for ideas to head north other than just use the interstate. Otherwise, any recommendations for trails to check out when we're further north?

Can anyone help?

Cheers
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You might take a look at this ride report for some ideas: Big Dog To Alaska
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3 Brits, 2 based in LA, looking for tips on routes from LA to Alaska involving as much off-road trails as possible. We're due to set out 23rd May and need to finish 19th June, so time is tight.

Current route is to head to Albuquerque and join the shadow of the Rockies trail but that only takes us as far the Wyoming border. Looking for ideas to head north other than just use the interstate. Otherwise, any recommendations for trails to check out when we're further north?

Can anyone help?

Cheers
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Only three weeks? Is this a one-way trip? How far into Alaska are you planning to go? (Hyder, Fairbanks, Prudhoe Bay?)

For reference, I rode from Seattle - Prudhoe Bay - Seattle and it took two weeks of solid on-pavement riding (well, at least when there WAS pavement ).

Also, search for "Back Country Discovery Routes" if you really want to focus on off-road stuff. There are routes through WA, OR, ID... I think there are more, but I'm not sure.


For your sake, I hope that this is a one-way trip, else I'd recommend that you start further north or not go so far north.
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