The Most Scenic Highways In America
Alaska: Haines Highway
Haines Highway, located on the beautiful Alaskan backdrop, is not just at the top of the list for its natural beauty, which Alaska has in abundance, but also due to its wildlife-watching opportunities. The highway is the connection between the Inside passage community of Haines and the Haines Junction in the Yukon territory. The road was initially used by the Chilkat Indians, and in the 1880s, it became a trail to the Klondike goldfields. During WWII, the U.S. army used this highway as a military access road. Also, the Haines Highway is home to the Tlingit people, an indigenous tribe that lives in Klukwan village, half a mile off the highway. Also known as the Valley of the Eagles, it contains the largest winter gathering of bald eagles on earth. The area comprises of six spectacular wildlife habitats including ocean, estuary, river, lake, muskeg, and rain forest. In the area, tours are organized for tourists, where you can see the most reclusive animals.
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