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Fairbanks, the Yukon, and the Interior Sights

Alaska Range Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 08/19/2014

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Much of the north side of the Alaska Range is visible from this overlook, a favorite spot for time-lapse photography of the midwinter sun just peeking over the southern horizon on a low arc. The three major peaks, called the Three Sisters, are nearly always distinguishable on a clear day. From your left are Mt. Hayes, 13,832 feet; Mt. Hess, 11,940 feet; and Mt. Deborah, 12,339 feet. Much farther to the right, toward the southwest, hulks Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America. On some seemingly clear days it's not visible at all. At other times the base is easy to see but the peak is lost in cloud cover. Look for the parking area just east of University of Alaska Museum.

Sight Information

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West Ridge, University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99775, United States

Updated 08/19/2014

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