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Alatna, Alaska

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The location of Alatna

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Alatna.

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Around Alatna ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Allakaket. It lies immediately east of Alatna. Allakaket has a population of 170 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bettles. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Alatna and has a population of 13 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   DirDistance
Arctic City   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Evansville   [Map]     NE   41 miles [66 km]
New Allakaket   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Old Bettles   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alatna ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Alatna.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Alatna ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Alatna.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Allakaket Airport (AET/PFAL)   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bettles Airport (BTT/PABT)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hughes Airport (IATA: HUS)   [Map]   SW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Prospect Creek Airport (ICAO: PAPR<)   [Map]   ENE   59 miles [95 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Alatna.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alatna. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Allakaket Airport (AET/PFAL)   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bettles Airport (BTT/PABT)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hughes Airport (IATA: HUS)   [Map]   SW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Prospect Creek Airport (ICAO: PAPR<)   [Map]   ENE   59 miles [95 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
  Website for Fairbanks International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Allakaket Airport   (AET/PFAL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Bettles Airport   (BTT/PABT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Prospect Creek Airport   (ICAO: PAPR<)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alatna. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alatna.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alatna) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alatna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alatna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alatna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.5572, Longitude: -152.7072     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alatna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Alatna), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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