America's Scenic Byways

Prince of Wales Island Road System

260 miles -

Located 600 miles north of Seattle, the Prince of Wales Island Road System webs across the whole island and runs along the Alaska Marine Highway, sharing some intimate insights into Alaska's wilderness.

The Island of Prince of Wales contains many unique Alaskan features, including a temperate rainforest with all its natural beauty and wonder, bountiful wildlife, native culture, and historical artifacts. The byway covers 260 miles of mostly paved roads that lead to communities on the island, each showcasing a different Alaskan experience. Visiting these connected communities, you will feel a sense of belonging and a surge of adventure when you become immersed in the thick greenery of our country's most northern state.