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Address: Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 9077731222
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Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which...

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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A nice drive!

Many miles of open land covered in trees. Did not see any animals and there was little traffic. A nice drive in good weather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
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Rocklin, California
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Freeland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this drive on sunday morning early 5 am as to see as many animals as possible. 1/2 mile from town we saw our 1st moose for 30 seconds, and on our drive back 5 miles from town we saw our 2nd moose for 3 seconds as it was running away. The entire ride is perfect for animal viewing... More 

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Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Many miles of open land covered in trees. Did not see any animals and there was little traffic. A nice drive in good weather.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Finally saw my first moose along the highway. There are a lot of good stops along the way, and the road is well maintained.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We only drove the first 45 miles, but were told that 80 miles are paved. A number of locations to hike, camp and run sled dogs along the way. See the memorial to Felice Pedroni, known best to Americans by his Hispanicized alias Felix Pedro. He was an Italian immigrant whose discovery of gold in Interior Alaska marked the beginning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

It's funny that a road would be an attraction, It is scenic in places, but it is still a road. The frost heaves make for fun driving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Not so sure why a road is up for review... Nicely paved road, nice scenery, but it may get boring after a while - pines, mountains, valleys throughout. It is the road you will take to go to Aurora Borealis Lodge, in case you are staying there. We traveled on it an additional two hours to see what else was... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Drove to the 12-mile summit. All except the last 3-4 miles were paved. good roads with little traffic. Beautiful views of wild Alaskan countryside. Stop and snack at the Chintinaka Lodge - good American food.

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Deerfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We traveled to Circle City the 150 some miles of the Steese Highway in February in order to volunteer at the Circle Checkpoint ot the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race. The road begins with hard top (I suppose), but turns gravel later on. However, all of it was snow and ice covered, but plowed and easy to travel at 50... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Going so far only to get to see the Northern Lights, I didn't wan't any light to block the view. The Steese has a lot of viewing points and being so far from the city you will get a very beautiful glance at the lights.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Glad we rented a car and have been able to get out and about. GPS not a whole lot of good but haven't been able to find a map - just seeing the same thing twice sometimes (ie - lots of u-turns!)

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