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A beautiful drive that really seems like

it's on top of the world (duh). We drove this on Aug. 31st and saw great fall color, plus one color... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Gorgeous Views

We went over the Top of the World Highway between Dawson City and Fairbanks. Unfortunately at the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Lee L
Valhalla, New York
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Travels west from Dawson City across the Canadian border.
Tok, AK
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

it's on top of the world (duh). We drove this on Aug. 31st and saw great fall color, plus one color we didn't anticipate...WHITE. We were in a snow shower for about 30 minutes which just added a bit to the fun. The road was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Antediluvian
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We went over the Top of the World Highway between Dawson City and Fairbanks. Unfortunately at the very top it was cloudy and the view was spoiled but when we dropped down a bit in elevation had great views. Definitely the road to take if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lee L
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Great road with varied scenery, can be a little rough in places but it's a great way to get from Tok to Dawson City. The tiny town of Chicken is worth stopping at to get refreshments. The ferry ride across the Yukon was an added...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We loved this road and would recommend it to anyone! We pulled a 20-foot camper and found the road to be very comparable to other Alaskan gravel and dirt roads. Just be careful and don’t travel too fast- our motto for the entire trip! The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank wecanoe
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We really did enjoy this drive. It provided some incredibly beautiful sights and many wonderful vacation photos. Our Alaskan vacation will be on I will cherish for years to come. Now...how do I chose which photos to have framed???

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sdrnek22
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We passed through on this highway from Dawson to Tok - it was lightly raining and windy but then started snowing just at the USA border. Most of the road at the top was cloud covered early in the morning but the changing scenery made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 775tracey
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The road to Chicken was paved and generally in good condition considering the severe climate it endures. From Chicken to the Eagle turn off is a little more challenging. It's gravel with pot holes, dust, lack of shoulders. I was in a pickup truck with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sageman
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We took this highway after we dropped off our trailers so we just had a truck. This highway was rough and narrow. The saving grace is there is not too much traffic. There are few guardrails and many sheer dropoffs. This highway is not for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank michellehS9797HU
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Pay attention to the weather before driving on the road. If it recently rained heavily, the highway will be in rougher shape and you should adjust your speed accordingly. The road is rougher on the US side of the border than the Canadian side. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We had heard and read plenty about how horrible this road is and how you shouldn't take your RV on this road. I'm glad that we didn't listen to the naysayers!! It is a dirt road and bumpy at places but nothing that you can't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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6 August 2018|
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Response from Laurie B | Reviewed this property |
We came across the Top of the World highway the first of July. Other than rain and lightning the road was good. By Sept. I would be aware that it could be snow. There are many places to pull off and stay if you have an RV... More
1 August 2017|
Response from johnkZ7677HR | Reviewed this property |
No the road closes in mid September and ferry service at Dawson ends as well. I wouldn't drive in a normal car either, parts of the road are almost impassable.