Q: Are there “mountain” driving conditions with cliffs and drop-offs along the Seward Highway?
A: The Seward Highway runs for 127 miles from Anchorage to Seward. For the first 50 miles you’ll be driving at sea level along the shores of the Turnagain Arm – part of Cook Inlet. You are really never high up on the cliffs, but there are cliffs to the left side of the vehicle and the water to the right. Once you leave the Turnagain Arm you gain in elevation as you drive into the Kenai Mountains. You’re driving through a number of mountain passes, none of which have sharp declines right next to the road. It’s a beautiful drive!