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Dalton Highway

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Address: Coldfoot, AK

The only road through North Alaska, often hiked and camped beside.

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The Dalton is an amazing road. We took it to Prudhoe Bay and were amazed by all the wildlife a long the way.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Dalton is an amazing road. We took it to Prudhoe Bay and were amazed by all the wildlife a long the way.

Thank M R N
Clovis, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just a sign, no dotted line unless you bring your own. But you must get a photo here!!! I flew into Coldfoot, which is about 130 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Every place is off the grid! The Dalton Highway is as amazing as the pipeline itself. An old friend flew up here every day during the... More 

Thank golfkat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly pleased with the food at the truck stop. Everything we ordered was excellent. The pies, salads, entree's, cookies. All much better that you would expect for a place so remote.

1 Thank Douglas S
Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 658 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My wife and I flew over the southern sections of the iconic Dalton Highway during our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. We also travelled a road section by minibus from Coldfoot (Mile 175) to Wiseman (Mile 188). This was an optional evening excursion we'd pre-booked for our stay in Fairbanks, staying 3 nights on a room... More 

1 Thank Rhys J
Friendswood, Texas
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Pleased how friendly the truckers were on this road. I road with a tour company. They were especially helpful to truckers announcing on cb when entering and exiting roads. Not a bad road in winter but expect it is very bumpy rest of the year

1 Thank Martha Knight W
Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz, Germany
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We drove the Dalton from Fairbanks to the gates of the Arctic park north of Coldfoot. It was in better condition than I thought it would be. Not much to see other than the ever present pipeline but we did see a pretty good size black bear on the way home. Got a chip in the windshield but that was... More 

Thank expatmomof4
Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing raw beauty. Plan before you do this because there is no cell service and no gas stations! After Fairbanks the next gas is Yukon but they are not guaranteed to have gas or to be open. You have to get to Coldsfoot for supplies and you won't make it on one tank of gas. Buy a gas can or... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

I only went as far north as the Chandalar Shelf but apparently, the scenery (tundra mostly) gets somewhat mundane from there to the Arctic Ocean. The sealed parts of the highway are probably more dangerous than the gravel road as the freezing/unfreezing of the permafrost creates an uneven surface and some huge cracks appear in the pavement and there are... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the Dalton Hwy on Nov 1 2016. The roads getting to the dalton were actually more scary than the dalton. Because the roads leading up to it are paved and we're sleek with ice, the Dalton is gravel and doesn't get so slippery.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Something completely different than anything so far as seen. Every moment of the journey is very interesting

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