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Dalton Highway

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Address: Coldfoot, AK
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The only road through North Alaska, often hiked and camped beside.

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Breathtaking scenery along an amazing highway - spectacular journey!

My wife and I flew over the southern sections of the iconic Dalton Highway during our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. We also travelled a road section... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I flew over the southern sections of the iconic Dalton Highway during our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. We also travelled a road section by minibus from Coldfoot (Mile 175) to Wiseman (Mile 188). This was an optional evening excursion we'd pre-booked for our stay in Fairbanks, staying 3 nights on a room... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Pleased how friendly the truckers were on this road. I road with a tour company. They were especially helpful to truckers announcing on cb when entering and exiting roads. Not a bad road in winter but expect it is very bumpy rest of the year

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Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We drove the Dalton from Fairbanks to the gates of the Arctic park north of Coldfoot. It was in better condition than I thought it would be. Not much to see other than the ever present pipeline but we did see a pretty good size black bear on the way home. Got a chip in the windshield but that was... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing raw beauty. Plan before you do this because there is no cell service and no gas stations! After Fairbanks the next gas is Yukon but they are not guaranteed to have gas or to be open. You have to get to Coldsfoot for supplies and you won't make it on one tank of gas. Buy a gas can or... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I only went as far north as the Chandalar Shelf but apparently, the scenery (tundra mostly) gets somewhat mundane from there to the Arctic Ocean. The sealed parts of the highway are probably more dangerous than the gravel road as the freezing/unfreezing of the permafrost creates an uneven surface and some huge cracks appear in the pavement and there are... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the Dalton Hwy on Nov 1 2016. The roads getting to the dalton were actually more scary than the dalton. Because the roads leading up to it are paved and we're sleek with ice, the Dalton is gravel and doesn't get so slippery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Something completely different than anything so far as seen. Every moment of the journey is very interesting

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Chestertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

As the saying goes,you only go around once so this is a true experience. If you do not like being away from civilization or tend to get car sick, do not go on this long road. Otherwise, it is a scenic wonder that you will always remember.

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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a nice stopover to change our travel to the van continuing on to Coldfoot Camp, we had a blast traveling these roads in the winter time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was cool that we were literally in the Arctic Circle ! Not much over there but a cool experience.

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