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Dinner at the Vallata

Nice ride out Ballaine Rd to the Vallata. Love the clams areganata, and especially the homemade... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Gig Harbor, Washington
Neat drive.

This is a neat highway that takes you north of Fairbanks. It takes you to pipeline viewing . Goes... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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A road leading to some fairly wild and remote country.
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“arctic circle” (2 reviews)
“fox” (5 reviews)
Fairbanks, AK
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Nice ride out Ballaine Rd to the Vallata. Love the clams areganata, and especially the homemade New York Cheesecake. Patti the owner is still there since 1981. Dinner with a view.

Thank ksid0942
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a neat highway that takes you north of Fairbanks. It takes you to pipeline viewing . Goes through Fox and the Fox water , spring water.

Thank 589jeralde
Reviewed 3 September 2017

this road is in pretty good shape,at least between Fairbanks and Livingood it is paved,the road does have dips and slight waving to it but very easy to drive,there are scenic pull offs and a nice gift shop just out of fox,about 20 miles north...More

Thank Sooner62Nation
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The road is pretty good. A drive here is easy, but be sure you have enough gas because there aren't any services after you leave Fox (just out of Fairbanks). We went as far as Livengood which is 77 miles. The scenery is of northern...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our Arctic Circle tour bus took this road north to the Dalton. Nice scenery on the way home...could see Denali from several points headed back to Fairbanks

Thank DrJim2
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We took this road to pick up the Dalton Highway. We didn't see much traffic once we got north of Fairbanks and it took about 2 hours to get to the Dalton Highway sign. Conditions were great with only a few frost heaves.

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Took this road as far as Livingood and beginning of Dalton Highway, Didn't get as far as Manley Springs at end. Very pretty ride. One caveat: I saw a local pickup truck at Wickersham Dome, with its window smashed out. I know this could happen...More

Thank joshua b
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a beautiful route north out of Fairbanks. I went with a guide which made me able to see the gold mines, pipelines, and Hilltop Restaurant as we traveled North. It is beautiful. The road was well-maintained, but you will likely want someone with...More

Thank C L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My wife and I flew over sections of the Elliott 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 banks...More

13  Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 11 February 2017

In early January, with a fair amount of recently fallen snow, I'm please to report that the roads are very well maintained.

Thank hummingbird052468
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Response from Joan C | Reviewed this property |
The blacktop potion of the Elliott was a wonderful, under construction highway. Get a full Tank of gas at Hilltop. and remember there are limited to no services. I went to Manley on the Elliott. I simply drove slow over the... More