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The only road through North Alaska, often hiked and camped beside.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Coldfoot, AK
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The first 250 miles are quite average until you get to Coldfoot. There is the Arctic Circle sign on your way up, but even that is anti-climactic as compared to the sign on the Dempster. It has been ticked off but I would go to...More

Thank Petrarca08
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This was one of those bucket list items that i probably wouldn't want to do again..at least not taking a tour bus both ways. The ride was long and tedious (cloudy foggy day). Traveling the Haul Road was a very neat experience when it finally...More

Thank DrJim2
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The trip started at 7:15 am and lasted until 10:00pm. It was well worth the trip. So glad I saw it. Words can't express how amazing this trip was.

Thank Krazyvolfan
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We rented a 15 passenger Ford van to drive up and back. We stopped at the Yukon River at the Yukon Flats Nat Wildlife Station. A good place to view the river, and look at the pipeline. You better cross the road on the way...More

Thank sorryhog
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Long road initially built to support pipeline construction. Now can accommodate tourists but very hard on vehicles. Probably the best way in the US to visit Arctic Circle. Some geology and some landscape but after viewing the pipeline itself, not much else to see. Little...More

1  Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We rented a car from Arctic Outfitters so we would be prepared for the remote road with limited resources. We had 2 spare tires (1 full size), tool kit, first aid kit and CB radio in our Ford Escape. We got great gas mileage and...More

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 24 June 2017

For anyone who has watched Ice Road Truckers this is the road, except in summer it is pretty dusty! It is not for the faint hearted. It can very very rough in stretches even on the 'paved' sections and there is constant roadwork. It is...More

Thank chewat
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Everything I read indicated that this road was unsafe for RV travel so I took a tourbus. I really regret that. The road is dirt/gravel and paved in places but it's TOTALLY drivable in an RV if one is careful. Granted, I only got as...More

1  Thank Lori R
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I stopped off to stay about halfway to Deadhorse on the Dalton Highway about 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Decent restaurant. No cell service but you can purchase very sluggish wifi. Decent food and a post office. Also there is a Visitor Center...More

Thank allamagoosa
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Incredible Experience to drive the Dalton Highway!!! It was in June 2016 from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. We meet some Caribou, 2 brown bears. And the most impressive : the Landscape! We also walk on the ice that was melting. We spent the night at...More

Thank AlaskanYann
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Arctic Interagency Visitor Center
1 reviews
70.17 km away
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22 May 2017|
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Response from TacomaNorthshore | Reviewed this property |
I should say there was snow on the pass. As the one person states, take your time, pull over for the trucks. Most of all: enjoy, stop take pictures, get out and walk around. I spent 4 days up and back from Fairbanks on... More
26 January 2016|
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Response from 2013SS | Reviewed this property |
In summer I think with the proper vehicle and some detailed preparation the Dalton Highway would be a great trip and should, as others suggested, be done slowly to enjoy the views, the road itself will be just fine. We went... More