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The Road Works

Got to were I needed to go without the road being an issue. Great views, moose free (at the time... read more

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Good winter access for Aurora viewing

Travelling north on the Steese Highway out of Fairbanks provides a well maintained road and... read more

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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got to were I needed to go without the road being an issue. Great views, moose free (at the time). Well maintained during the in climate times.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Northern_films
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling north on the Steese Highway out of Fairbanks provides a well maintained road and beautiful winter scenery. Cleary Summit and SkiLand are within a 30 minute drive and provide great views of the Aurora (if they are happening). Beware of Moose ... We had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DDTravelMan
Reviewed October 5, 2018

this is a circuit road going around Fairbanks. we usually use to ti get from one side of town to the other, to get to Chena Hot Springs Rd. or to the area where the Turtle Restaurant is

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikealexander728
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The drive is wonderful, but watch out for moose. Great views of the countryside! The traffic is very light and you can get to your destination very quickly.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Randolph G
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I have driven this road for work many times and find it one of the best in alaska. It takes you to Central and Circle, two small villages that are typically alaskan. Central has a great bar/restaurant with a simple Alaskan menu. Eagle pass is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank akkiwis
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We were only on Steese Highway about 8 miles, but we were impressed with the wide shoulders, smooth pavement, and easy to navigate signage.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MMWhite
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Wow! What views. Breath taking. We went in September and the trees were turning yellow and gold and it was fantastic weather. Would love to go back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We traveled the Steese Highway over the 80 miles of paved road and then returned to Fairbanks. Though there is not a lot of variation in the scenery, it is a lovely drive. There are several rest stops with facilities along the way. The highlight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank lucy19902015
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful drive on the Steese. Amazing the vastness and immensity of the Alaskan terrain. I highly recommend if you have time, to travel this highway.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulbp2013
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We went from Fox north on the Steese Rd all the way to Circle on the Yukon. The first 60 miles is great roads then gravel 80 more miles. The trees tend to get closer and closer to the road. Many places to fish on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from lucy19902015 | Reviewed this property |
We were able to drive our rental car for the 1st 80 miles which is paved. We were required by the rental contract to turn around when the pavement ends which we did.
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Response from auntdodo | Reviewed this property |
If you can do your own, do it! The cruise lines only take you to the things they want you to see and if you go on your own you can go to many out of the way amazing places. Our favorite area was the Kenai Penninsula. We... More
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Response from paulaberliner |
Thanks. That was very helpful. We'll just take the tour!