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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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Thrillong

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Croatia
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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 21 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I took a drive/fly tour to the Arctic Circle via the Dalton Highway. The unspoiled views of the tundra and mountains was spectacular! The highway is in relatively good shape and it ranges from paved, to gravel to mud with some potholes. Because the road conditions change and the highway is narrow, you can drive at about 25-30 mph. We... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was very positively surprised about the Highway. The scenery is just fantastic, with lots of nice spots to stop and take Pictures. Once you get closer to Coldfoot, the Brooks Range come into view, it's also well worth driving further than Coldfoot into the mountains. You do meet big trucks, but it is still well worth traveling up the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Drove all the way to Galbraith Lake (MP274.7). Have to say that I was a little afraid to drive on Dalton since I am the only one in my party who can drive and it is a long, harsh drive. It turned out to be fine. I rented the car from Alaska Auto Rental (I am younger than 30 so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We drove the dalton highway with 6 Aussies to dead horse Saw lots of musk ox some caribou and dall sheep Fall colours were amazing and road very good Stopped in wiseman for the night on way up and saw amazing northern lights Decent food along the way available

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had an amazing bus tour guide, Sabrina, who was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. We saw so much on this trip and learned a lot about Alaska (culture, history, the pipeline, animals, plantlike, permafrost, etc.) She shared lots of stories and fun snacks along the long journey. The bus was very comfortable and she had us rotate from front to... More 

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