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Address: Fairbanks, AK

A road leading to some fairly wild and remote country.

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On the road again

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 CB capability to communicate with the truckers who are traveling to and from Deadhorse. It... More 

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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 658 helpful votes
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 of the Chena River. We'd booked an optional evening excursion to fly over the Arctic... More 

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Vermont, USA
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

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Portland, Oregon
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386 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This being my first visit to Alaska (and being in December) I was most pleased to see what a fine highway this was and how clear it was given the snow and cold.

Thank Eugene F
Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

So after reading some reviews. Remember this road now can be used by the motoring public, but is also a supply line to the north slope and village communities. Choose the correct transportation to navigate this hwy. Road curtesy is a must. Slow, stop and glass if you want to see any wildlife. Don't be in to big of a... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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160 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It starts just north of Fairbanks and is paved at the beginning top up your gas at Top of the hill restaurant last cheep gas and food. Keep your camera handy wildlife a views are abundant. This road is about 150 miles long, From Fox about 10 mi. north of Fairbanks to Manly And the hot spings. We only went... More 

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270 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Based on 9/16 trip, the Elliot is horrible. the paved part from Fairbanks is not too bad, but the turnoff junction toward Manley is indescribable.there are 13 miles under construction (destruction), in which you have to follow a pilot car. You may have to wait a while for it. But there are places you can only do 15 mph. I... More 

Thank metalhead
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great views and great Aurora viewing from the little side roads and turnouts. We also saw several moose along the road when we were here in February.

Thank Travelersrus2
Millersville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I think this is one of the main roads in Fairbanks which also leads to the Dalton Highway. The scenery is outstanding just like most of Alaska is.

Thank Kim S
Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Traveled this road a lot and while it was clear and paved there were stretches where the road was very wavy and difficult to drive. But it got you where you wanted to go.

Thank cuboid2016

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