Chicken is Alaska's last remaining gold rush town. Gold was discovered in Chicken in 1886, ten years before the Klondike Gold Rush began.
It is a small community that sits along the Taylor Highway, which can be accessed from the Alaska Highway or the Top of the World Highway. In its heyday, Chicken was home to about 400 people. Today, the population during the summer sits at around 50, in the winter, only 6 people stay in town.