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Steese Highway

Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-773-1222
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Must go to Circle

We went from Fox north on the Steese Rd all the way to Circle on the Yukon. The first 60 miles is... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
bluedog1400
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Crestview, Florida
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Relaxing drive on wide roads

In July the roads are cleared and easy to navigate. My wife enjoyed driving on this highway that... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
WhyAmIStillworking
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Nipomo, California
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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 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

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

In July the roads are cleared and easy to navigate. My wife enjoyed driving on this highway that seems to take one anywhere in the city and out of it. Plenty of places to stop and take a safe break. Whatever time you plan to...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

It is paved and part of the route to the Dalton Highway. Be wary of the previous winter road damage. However Alaska DOT takes pride in keeping their roads driveable after the winter season.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We drove this highway a few times, just to see Alaska. Going up to Chena Hot Springs, we saw quite a bit of the highway. The sights are gorgeous. I recommend just going for a drive to see what the forests of Alaska look like...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful drive. Gravel starts at around my own 40 continues all the way to circle. Beautiful scenery. Unsure of exact mileage but cross the Arctic Circle at about 60 mile. Great hiking Both short and overnight treks. Unfortunately one of my favorite...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

We went when it was snowing for days and days. They don't plow down to the pavement so you are driving on packed white snow and locals don't slow up. We were told the dips are from the highway being laid on permafrost.

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We drove to Circle and truly "circled" at the Yukon River and drove back out since the store was closed when we arrived and there's nothing else to do. We stopped in Central for snacks at the General Store/Bar. Viewed caribou herd at Eagle Summit,...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The Steese highway is a beautiful drive with the forests lining the highway and occasional wildlife.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We traveled the Steese Hwy all the way to Circle, AK. There were sights to see around every corner. There's an old mining outfit that had a canal from a river hand dug from 90 miles away, and a dredge still assembled and floating just...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

The first 81 miles of the highway are good pavement, followed by very well maintained dirt/gravel. First gas is in Central, so plan accordingly. There is also gas in Circle. Lots of great Waysides with information boards describing the area and the history. Saw caribou...More

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