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James Dalton Highway

169 Reviews

James Dalton Highway

169 Reviews
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Combine your aurora borealis tour with a relaxing spa treatment for the ultimate northern lights experience from Fairbanks. While waiting for dark skies, choose from activities at Chena Hot Springs Resort such as a soak in natural mineral water pools and a look at the Aurora Ice Museum. Your guide then takes your small group to the most promising locations for viewing the northern lights, with warm beverages provided.
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lisa b wrote a review Nov. 2020
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Tour guide explained and showed us parts of Alaska that we would never have seen. what a great State.
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Date of experience: November 2020
KANSASGB wrote a review Oct. 2020
Overland Park, Kansas35 contributions3 helpful votes
A great experience to be taken up the ice road across the Yukon River, grab lunch at the Yukon River Camp, and see spectacular views as we worked our way to the Artic Circle
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Date of experience: October 2020
aekrfk wrote a review Sep. 2020
Newport Beach, California161 contributions75 helpful votes
We had read so many reviews saying not to drive this road. Since we have driven in 58 countries we were not afraid and were glad we did. We had a four wheel drive vehicle from Alaska 4x4 which allows you to drive it on all Alaska gravel roads. Since the hotels in Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay were not open to tourists due to covid we stayed in Wiseman. We drove from Fairbanks to Wiseman. Stayed over night in Wiseman. Drove the next day to Deadhoorse and back to Wiseman again. Scenery was absolutely incredible! Make sure to fill up your car in Coldfoot and then in Deadhorse. Gas will not be a problem. Also recommend you take a tire plug kit which you can get at any auto parts store. Had to plug my tire once.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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gregthatcher wrote a review Sep. 2020
Granbury, Texas10 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed our day on the Dalton Highway! It was filled with all kinds of surprises as the environment was constantly changing. We saw fall, winter and spring climates all in one visit. It was a very solitary trip as we only noted about 3 dozens passing cars/trucks on our way there. It was very serene. Beware though, there is only one gas station and store on the way near the Yukon River, so be sure to stop and gas up! Expensive at $5.50 per gallon, but worth it for peace of mind!
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Date of experience: September 2020
MountainMama wrote a review Jul. 2020
CANTON, United States555 contributions34 helpful votes
The Dalton Highway is the original pipeline maintenance road. We took it to get to the Arctic Circle. There are restrooms periodically throughout the drive. You can stop in at the Yukon River Camp Cafe for lunch and dinner, or pack your own food. It's about a 16 hour day there and back (Arctic Circle) so come prepared. This road is not for the faint of heart. It is slightly elevated and still a working road for the truckers so stay out of their way. Finger mountain is a fun place to stop along the Dalton and climb on the rocks, as well as stopping to view the pipeline, and stretch your legs by the Yukon River. If you are lucky, you might get to meet Danny the Red Doberman owned by a local birch bark artist near Yukon River Camp. There are moose along the Dalton, if you are lucky you may just spot one crossing the road! You can take this road all the way to Prudhoe Bay! It is bumpy and long but well worth it! You can also see all the scars on the terrain from recent fires.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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