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We did the Alcan instead of the Cassiar Hwy as we heard there were more services on that route. If you have time, bring a suit and towel and hit Liard Hot Springs on the way up.
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You should allow 4 weeks minimum for this route and weeks would be more comfortable. For the Alaska portion of the suggested itinerary see our Alaska Road Trip itinerary and guide. Related Article: If you are in a hurry you can cover most of the driving highlights of this park in a single day. However, if you have time we suggest at least Anchoragd days to properly see Glacier National Park.
The high mountains can cause weather and extra time would allow a better chance to see this stunning park under blue skies.
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Leaving Alaska in August to attend college in Texas, how much money would you recommend having saved up for a trip of this caliber. Thanks for any and all input! Most of the cost will be in accommodation, fuel, and how many days you want the trip to be.
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