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Steese Highway

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #11 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the landscapes and scenery along this drive. It was pouring down rain which hindered our sightseeing. Beautiful area.

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Kabul
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A long road, on ice through beautiful country side! Well placed and visible markers (IF you need them) Beautiful scenery - away from everyone :) Just be aware - as all reviews and information on this road - the road is for the truckers - give them their space.

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Victorville, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's a small highway 1 lane sometimes 2. People go quite fast so just be aware of others pulling out of their driveways or turning off the road. Nice scenery along the way. Oh look a Moose!

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Los Angeles, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great highway as highways go. One of the main routes in and out of town. There is also an old Steese highway which was used before this bigger one was built.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We traveled this road several times during our stay. Beautiful mountains and great places to pull off and view the Northern Lights.

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Houston, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We traveled the Steese Highway in March 2014 to go between Fairbanks, or resort, Taste of Alaska on the Chena Hot Springs Road, the Silver Gulch Brewery for dinner, and to connect with the road to Skiland for viewing the Aurora. Even in the snow, it is well maintained.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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154 reviews 154 reviews
88 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

You can get some great views of the Northern Lights from the Steese. Make sure you bundle up and have your camera ready!

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Louisville, KY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We rode out this road for about twenty miles to see the lights. There are a number of places to pull safely off the road to look for the lights. One night of success and one night of watching the clouds roll by.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We drove up and down the Steese one time looking for somewhere to camp, so we went over to Ophir Creek... loaded with mosquitoes. We came back out onto the highway and ended up finding a cool spot just off the road next to a small pond. It was really fun, we just did a little off-roading and set up... More

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Chugiak, Alaska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a great drive. Absolutely beautiful and we always see wildlife when we drive out there. The Roadhouse is a great destination and a fabulous drive. You will not regret driving out there for pictures, the experience and lunch. :)

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