88.8 miles: 1 hours, 33 minutes
Cook Inlet and the surrounding mountains provide the perfect backdrop to Anchorage, the most populous Alaskan city. By taking SR 1, you’ll pass flatlands as well as scenic waters and marshland. Catch a glimpse of the common loon, a water bird, from a road pullout by the Summit Lakes. Bear and moose—best seen from a distance—also call the Kenai Peninsula home.