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Dalton Highway

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Ranked #125 of 511 attractions in Alaska
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Camping, Driving
Description: The only road through North Alaska, often hiked and camped beside.
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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Drove up to the Artice Circle in July. You must go if you can. We arrived at the sign at about 12:30am and have a picture in front of the sign with the Sun still sitting on the horizon in the back ground. How many people can say they have driven to the Artic Circle taken a picture at midnight... More

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Pearland, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is something you need to experience at least once if you are in the Fairbanks area and have some free time. Its one of the most unique and dangerous highways in the USA with lots of stunning scenery along the way. This review will take a much different twist than most of the other reviews here in that I... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went to fairbanks in March 13 2014.And we were super exited about this trip to the artic circle...is a beautiful experience, but pack food and extra gas! We had full tank and we used half going there ... But in the way back to Faitbanks we turn he heat off bc we were runing out of it. We were... More

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Pleasanton, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
97 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Well, I drove only to Coldfoot, which is past Arctic Circle, so can't speak for the whole highway ... The road in winter is arguably better than in summer. Most of the gravel is frozen, so some times it's hard to say if it's paved or not - it feels about the same The road was reasonably clean, so passing... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

if you are heading to Arctic Ocean or to Arctic Circle - stop at this cafe to have a snack. Its 144 miles from Fairbanks , still 55 miles ahead before you reach Arctic Circle. You will have really tasty big burgers, fresh salads,homemade desserts. Can get some souvenirs along with local Native arts and crafts and enjoy the flowers.... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I had left a 2-3 day window open in our 2 week trip for a small adventure...the Dalton hwy filled this gap. We started in Girdwood and drove to Fairbanks, where we fueled up, bought 6 sand bags for our rental truck and food. The drive was crazy! We were there the last week of October and the road was... More

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Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Fantastic day trip (10 hours rt from Fairbanks). We rented our jeep from Go North....they allow their rentals on the Dalton Highway. It was a great drive,seemingly safe on partially paved, partially dirt and gravel road. A few trucks, some roadwork going on, but otherwise not a widely traveled road. We stopped at the Yukon Crossing for gas and lunch,... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We did the Dalton highway last September with my wife it was part of our honeymoon. Rented a Dodge Nitro from GoNorth in Fairbanks and simply started to drive nkrth:-) Amazing scenery bears crossing the road, musk ox, fox owls and more... It was simply amazing. Crossing the continental devide we even had a real big snow storm just to... More

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baton rouge la.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had been planning this trip for awhile. The drive up the Dalton was part of a 3 week adventure in Alaska. Our first week was spent on the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. Spring was late as the temperatures ranged from 5*F to 35*F. with a snow storm thrown in north of Wiseman. We made arrangements to... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We drove the Dalton Highway, aka the Haul Road, to be at the Arctic Circle at midnight on the Summer Solstace. We rented a vehicle with larger mud-flaps, an emergency kit & tool box, a full-size spare tire, and a CB radio. My husband drove the whole way to the Arctic Circle, and got a good feeling for the gravel... More

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