Why drive 20 hours to Hyder, Alaska and 20 hours back to Seattle? The best answer I can give: to say that you did! And you cannot go all the way to Hyder and NOT take photos of the welcome sign!!!
While you have to visit customs while leaving Hyder, you can just roll right in! Hanging above the border is a “Welcome to Hyder, Alaska!” sign, and a pole to the side announces the “Hyder Townsite Limits,” that you are “Entering Alaska,” and that the speed limit is now 20 miles per hour…a sharp contrast to the kilometers we’d been driving all through British Columbia!
Site: “Welcome to Hyder, Alaska” sign
Location: Hyder, Alaska
Date: June 27, 2009
Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up in a town with a fake liberty bell and a restaurant with a cow on the roof her attraction to roadside attractions started early. She's a photographer and competitive eating superfan and is semi-obsessed with milkshakes. Val is currently traveling the world and blogs about her life, food, and travels on her personal website.