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Address: , Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 9077731222
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Activities: Driving
Description: Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road...
Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which twists through the White Mountains and allows access to mining sites, hot-springs resorts and recreational options.
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We drive it twice a day!

My husband and I live off Steele Creek Drive, so we ddrive the Steese Highway to get to and from town. It is always kept in good repair, usually plowed promptly after snow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Fairbanks, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I live off Steele Creek Drive, so we ddrive the Steese Highway to get to and from town. It is always kept in good repair, usually plowed promptly after snow storms, and I feel safe traveling on it at all seasons.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Steese Highway runs north from Fairbanks then turns east at Fox, so pay attention to the road. While the drive itself is pretty standard for Alaska, there is very little traffic which makes for a pleasant drive. Parts of the highway are above treeline with very good views. There are several short trails if you want to explore the... More 

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Grove City
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

went north by not paying attentiion to where I was going. It is the scenic route! if you keep going, you get to Prudhoe Bay.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We engaged a taxi to take us on a trip, and this is what he chose. One of our stops was by a recreational area in which we stood next to the river and you felt like you were out in the middle of nowhere. A lot of the forest up this highway just north of Fairbanks was burned a... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

we went up the steese hway for a day ride we had an awesome burger on the way the curves are great the surface was in good condition and there wasn't much trafic

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

On the road to see Circle, AK (population 103) a census-designated place (CDP) 50 miles south of the Arctic circle and this is the highway that gets us there. The Steese Highway was completed in 1927 and named for Gen. James G. Steese, U.S. Army, and former president of the Alaska Road Commission. The first sixty miles is a paved... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Like most highways within the state of Alaska, there are a lot of things to see- like wildlife. Also, depending where you are it's not so awesome.

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NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stopped along the highway to view the Alaska pipeline - very memorable. Drove up to Nome Creek to pan for gold - very busy on Memorial Day. Nope, did not find any gold there, but the rental vehicle got plenty dusty!

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Highland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wonderful drive. We loved it. Saw a moose!! Gorgeous mountains and rivers. Good road. Hike Angel rocks. Don't miss this drive!

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Brooklyn Park, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

long and winding the Alaska pipeline stop is right there. Better driven during the day, the night can be tough.

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