Haines Highway - Valley of the Eagles

National Scenic BywayAlaska

All Photos (19)

  • Bald Eagle at the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

    Morning sunlight illuminates a Bald Eagle as it sits in a tree in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

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  • Approaching the Kluktoo Slide Area

    The northbound Haines Highway approaches the area of an old slide which devastated the Tlingit village of Kluktoo.

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  • Haines Visitor Center in Summer

    Haines Highway drivers park in front of the log cabin Haines Visitor Center while enjoying the backdrop view of the Chilkat Mountains.

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  • Tlingit Culture Interpretive Sign

    A large interpretive area with colorful images and panels telling about the Tlingit Culture can be seen in the Haines Airport's parking area.

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  • Diorama in the American Bald Eagle Foundation

    Visitors view the diorama of eagles and animals indigenous to the Haines area at the American Bald Eagle Foundation.

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  • Signage for Entering the Eagle Preserve

    Driving up the Haines Highway, you know you are entering the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve from the sign on the right.

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  • Haines Highway--Valley of the Eagles

    At Mile Point 32, the driver sees the road heading directly north with the mountains of Alaska and Canada on the horizon and catches his or her breath knowing the only connection between them and this untouched, natural setting is the Haines Highway itself.

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  • Low Hanging Clouds at the Kluktoo Slide Area

    Clouds hang low over a russet-colored mountainside as a vehicle passes by one of the green mile markers on the Haines Highway at the Kluktoo Slide area.

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  • Approaching Porcupine Crossing in Autumn

    A car headed south on the Haines Highway approaches the Porcupine Crossing turnoff. Clouds spill over the mountain range ahead and the trees by the roadside are colored gold for autumn.

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  • Fort William H. Seward from Picture Point

    Snowcovered with the backdrop of the Chilkat Mountains form a backdrop to a picturesque view of the white buildings of Historical Fort William H. Seward on a drive towards downtown Haines from the Ferry Terminal.

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  • Council Grounds

    The Council Grounds informational pullout has information kiosks where visitors can learn more about the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

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  • Council Grounds Trail Sign/Map

    A map and interpretive panel at the Council Grounds information area shows a trail that takes off into the woods.

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  • Totem in the Klukwan Village Long House

    A totem within the legendary walls of the Tlingit's Long House smiles at visitors, encouraging them on their journey.

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  • Klehini River Scenic Viewing Area

    An interpretive panel at the Klehini River Scenic Viewing Area describes the history of expanse of the Chilkat River Valley. The area also provides scopes to look for wildlife along the banks of the river and eagles in the trees.

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  • Sheldon Museum

    The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, on Main Street in Haines, is an orange-tan building with striking, triangular architecture.

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  • 33-Mile Roadhouse Restaurant

    The 33-Mile Roadhouse along the Haines Highway is a small haven known for its specialty hamburgers. Fuel services are also available.

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  • Visitors Viewing Fish Wheel Activities

    Two Chinese visitors photograph the fish wheel in action while another fish wheel can be seen in place down river in the background.

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  • Interpretive Signage at North Council Grounds Pull-out

    Interpretive panels about eagles stand under shelters at North Council Grounds, where visitors can see views of the river valley.

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  • Anway House

    In this vintage photo, founder and owner Charles Anway stands by his home, today known as the Anway Homestead House.

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