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The only road through North Alaska, often hiked and camped beside.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

you may have seen the film or tv but nothing prepairsyou for this Do not atempt it unless you are well prepaired big rigs run year round they are working not sightseeing give them room

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank j y
Reviewed 1 week ago

A long trip if you take this mostly dirt road, to the top of the states. A truely unique experience unlike any "touristy" thing you can do. It is desolate at times, we drove for hours and did not see another human or vehicle, but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gaylynnclnc
Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

We spent 3 days and 3 nights camping about 120 miles south of Deadhorse on the tundra the end of August into September. The first day of nothing but fog, wind, rain/ice. The roads are pretty great up until Coldfoot, but once you pass that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank hannah311189
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

If you take a tour that takes you to Coldfoot, then you will definitely get to see the Dalton highway. It is literally in the middle of nowhere. It was built by the oil companies to construct the Alaska pipeline. You’ll even be able to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pitt-Duq
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

If you have no sense of adventure this is not for you. This trip is very exciting, we did the 2 day trip but there are other options. We used Northern Alaska Tour Company and they are awesome. You can also drive if you dare....More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank NizmoZX
Reviewed 20 July 2019

It's amazing to be able to drive this road with hundreds of miles of wilderness on either side, cross the Yukon River and Arctic Circle, drive up over the Brooks Range, and then across the arctic tundra to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Explore_Near-n-Far
Reviewed 22 June 2019

When I started planning this, I was excited that my family agreed to take the 3 days to get to Prudhoe Bay and back to Fairbanks and the added cost of the rental that allows you to go on the haul road. Because we went...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank James W
Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

The Dalton HWY is one of the Last Adventure Road in the world. It’s a Gravel Road. Remember in this Road the priority is to the Heavy-Trucks. Just in the Yukon River Camp, Coldfoot Camp and Deadhorse you can find Petrol and a place to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank lulito_alpino
Reviewed 9 May 2019

I got rented a car with a C.B. radio and a Sat phone along with uprated road springs and off road tyre;s but the drive was easy a few large pot hole's but i saw them and drove round them with ease, the room's at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 11 April 2019

Great to be at this site; not sure if I would come back when Iam older! So do it when you can. Got my certificate.

Date of experience: March 2019
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AvinashR142
23 June 2019|
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Response from oclynn | Reviewed this property |
We used North Alaskan Tour Co-they were extremely professional. We used them to book a trip to Coldfoot for the Northern Lights and we were rewarded with 4 days (rather nights) of perfect conditions. Dionges gave great... More
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SM734
7 January 2019|
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Response from Kanbaatar | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure. I slept on the ground (on a mat of course) right beside my vehicle on one trip up the highway. Alaska in general is very user friendly as to doing this, setting up a tent to camp. Good luck and best wishes. By... More
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berbla1973
6 October 2018|
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Response from Christine G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ben, The road is paved as far as Coldfoot but dirt from there. It should be possible to get there by motorbike. There is camping at Coldfoot but not at Deadhorse as far as I know. There isn't mobile phone coverage and we... More
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