Does anyone know how scenic the road is from Haines, Alaska to Beaver Creek? One option I am looking at is to forego the ferry from Skagway to Haines and go from Skagway to Beaver Creek by way of Whitehorse. I would like to avoid riding over the same road more than once as much as possible, but sometimes that may be the best choice.
I'll narrow it down a little. From Haines to Haines Junction is through Chilkat Pass. Good road, very scenic, 152 miles. If you go over White Pass down to Skagway from the Alcan (by turning off at Jake's Corner) without going to Haines, you'll have to backtrack to Whitehorse. From there you have two choices: West 98 miles to Haines Jct and on up to Beaver Creek, or north on the Klondike Hwy to Dawson City, then across to Alaska on the Top of the World Hwy, which can be good, or it can be very bad, or anything in between, depending on the weather. Unless you choose the Dawson City route, you'll have to travel the same road from Haines Jct to Beaver Creek and on to Tok, Alaska. Not the most scenic stretch of highway you'll see, but you don't have much choice.
If a person can work it into their schedule, it's generally advantageous to go over both White Pass and Chilkat Pass due to their scenic value, with a short 17 mile, 1 hour ferry trip in between. Also - it can be done in either the northbound or southbound leg of the trip.
If you are planning on taking the ferry north from Bellingham or Prince Rupert, you have the choice of getting off at either Haines or Skagway, and either offers the chance of going over a scenic pass en route to Alaska, but the Skagway through Whitehorse route is about a day's travel longer for most riders.