Tok, Alaska lies on a flat alluvial plain in the Tanana Valley.  Its located between the Tanana River and the Alaska Mountain Range.  Its also one of the most important junctions in Alaska being located at the junction of Glenn Highway and the Alaska Highway.  There are quite a few Indian Settlements in the area.  The town was originally used as an Alaskan Road Commission Camp when they were building the Alaska Highway.  The US Customs office was located in Tok until 1971 when it was moved to the Canadian border.   The weather around this area is pretty insane much like the rest of this part of Canada. 

One would venture to guess that if you are in Alaska in the first place you might have a love for the outdoors.  Tok is a great area to enjoy this as they have everything from Bush Golf, Hiking, and Fishing to name a few of the many things you can do in this area.  If you are into panning for gold this is also a popular area as well for such activities.  It’s probably not the best place in the Winter months as the temperatures average somewhere in the -30 degrees to -70 degrees Fahrenheit.  If you do choose to travel to this area during that time of year you might be surprised that the major roads are maintained year-round.

Population: 1,435
Elevation: 1,635ft

Things to Do

  • Nature Trails/Bike Trails
  • Mainstreet Visitors Center
  • Panning for Gold
  • Bush Golf
  • Bird Watching
  • Flightseeing the Wrangell Mountains
  • Stream/Lake Fishing

Places to Stay

Places to Eat