Location: between Palmer and Glennallen, Alaska
Length of visit: 4 hours
Major draws: Fall colors, scenic views, glaciers, wildlife
Strenuosity: 0 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Cost of gasoline
Additional considerations: Steep hills and curvy highway
Description: Autumn arrives in August along the Glenn Highway, which is mostly above 2,000 feet in elevation. Spectacular views of Matanuska Glacier and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park on a clear day.