Alaska's Drive-To Rivers

August 17, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Alaska’s wilderness character may be largely defined by its lack of asphalt, but the state’s few major highways and smattering of secondary roads nonetheless lead to some of its best angling. Whether you want prolific salmon runs a short jaunt from your hotel or trophy Arctic char beyond the middle of nowhere, you can drive to it.” Dave Hurteau describes 5 rivers that don’t require float planes to get to — the Thorne, the Russian, the Gulkana, the Clearwater and the Sagavanirktok. In Field & Stream.