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Beautiful drive

We drove this highway a few times, just to see Alaska. Going up to Chena Hot Springs, we saw quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katherine M
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FAIRFAX
Great drive to circle

This is a beautiful drive. Gravel starts at around my own 40 continues all the way to circle... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
gloria246
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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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"beautiful drive"
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"headed north"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed 26 February 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

Thank gloria246
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Reviewed 17 February 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.

Thank Lynne S
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Reviewed 14 September 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 7 September 2017

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

Thank bobmodrell
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Reviewed 6 September 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

1  Thank Chuck M
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Reviewed 30 August 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

Thank AlaskanOnVacation
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We drove to Chena Hot Springs at the end of the highway. It's an interesting trip on good roads. Some nice scenery with a chance to see moose (we didn't) and enjoy a dip in a hot springs pool at the end of the drive....More

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

It is a scenic drive before reaching the Dalton Highway. While traveling along the Highway, you will see the Alaska Pipeline from the Highway.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a great drive. Those that do not find it scenic have not driven much of it. Each season brings out something different and the views are always changing and exciting. A keen eye will spot plenty of wildlife as well. This last time,...More

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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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Thanks. That was very helpful. We'll just take the tour!
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