Travel guide to the top of Eagle Summit in Alaska

Eagle Summit is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.113m (3,652ft) above the sea level, located in the White Mountains of central Alaska.

Eagle Summit

The road to the summit is unpaved. It’s called Steese Highway. The pass is named after the nearby Eagle River. The roadway was completed in 1927. It’s open all year round. Much of the road is narrow and winding.

The pass is the highest point of the Steese Highway. It is a 156 miles (251 km) long highway, running northeast from the city of Fairbanks to Circle, a a small town on the Yukon River, 50 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The first 81 miles (130 km) of the route are paved and the remainder is a good gravel road.