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Steese Highway

Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-773-1222
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Take your time on this drive

We drove to Circle and truly "circled" at the Yukon River and drove back out since the store was... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
United States
Beautiful drive

The Steese highway is a beautiful drive with the forests lining the highway and occasional wildlife.

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Council Grove, Kansas
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Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which twists through the White Mountains and allows access to mining sites, hot-springs resorts and recreational options.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Fairbanks, AK
Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-773-1222
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We drove to Circle and truly "circled" at the Yukon River and drove back out since the store was closed when we arrived and there's nothing else to do. We stopped in Central for snacks at the General Store/Bar. Viewed caribou herd at Eagle Summit,...More

Thank love2go2015
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Steese highway is a beautiful drive with the forests lining the highway and occasional wildlife.

Thank bobmodrell
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We traveled the Steese Hwy all the way to Circle, AK. There were sights to see around every corner. There's an old mining outfit that had a canal from a river hand dug from 90 miles away, and a dredge still assembled and floating just...More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The first 81 miles of the highway are good pavement, followed by very well maintained dirt/gravel. First gas is in Central, so plan accordingly. There is also gas in Circle. Lots of great Waysides with information boards describing the area and the history. Saw caribou...More

Thank AlaskanOnVacation
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We drove to Chena Hot Springs at the end of the highway. It's an interesting trip on good roads. Some nice scenery with a chance to see moose (we didn't) and enjoy a dip in a hot springs pool at the end of the drive....More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

It is a scenic drive before reaching the Dalton Highway. While traveling along the Highway, you will see the Alaska Pipeline from the Highway.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a great drive. Those that do not find it scenic have not driven much of it. Each season brings out something different and the views are always changing and exciting. A keen eye will spot plenty of wildlife as well. This last time,...More

1  Thank robert s
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I flew along a section of the Steese Highway during our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. We were based for 3 nights on a room only basis at the comfortable and friendly Bridgewater Hotel, Fairbanks, located on the...More

3  Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The Steese Highway offers pretty views. It might be somewhat challenging for young kids. Make sure you have a full tank of gas because there are few gas stations along the way

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Not a fun drive but gets you from place a to place b. This area has potential and the roads could be better with more attractions for tourists

Thank Danuza
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25 January 2016|
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Response from Doris C | Reviewed this property |
If you can do your own, do it! The cruise lines only take you to the things they want you to see and if you go on your own you can go to many out of the way amazing places. Our favorite area was the Kenai Penninsula. We... More
6 July 2015|
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Response from James V | Reviewed this property |
In September, the road should be easily traveled. But, the temperature can still be threatening. The tours can accommodate for comfort and preparedness for a better experience. The lights might not be visible at a time... More