Can you drive the Dalton Highway in Alaska?

You’ll get bragging rights driving this remote road—the Dalton has the highest pass in Alaska, crosses the Arctic Circle, and is the only highway to cross the Yukon River. BE ADVISED: Not all rental car companies allow travel on gravel roads, so check in advance if you plan on renting a vehicle for this adventure.

Can anyone drive the Dalton Highway?

The last ten or so miles are restricted to the public as oil lease land and only accessible by official tour. If you were committed enough to drive the Dalton Highway in an RV then you need to plan to book a tour with one of two tour companies in Deadhorse that can take you the extra miles to the Arctic Ocean.

How rough is the Dalton Highway?

The Dalton Highway is no ordinary highway. It is considered to be one of the most dangerous highways in the world, and was featured in the 2011 British television series World’s Most Dangerous Roads.

Why is Dalton Highway famous?

It’s the longest stretch of serviceless road in North America with no gas stations, restaurants, hotels, or any other basic services. Motorcycles are extremely discouraged from making the journey. Few roads in the world offer the degree of isolation as the James W. Dalton Highway.

Are there gas stations on the Dalton Highway?

The Dalton Highway has the distinction of (among other things) having the longest stretch of service less road in North America. North of Coldfoot, there is a 240-mile (386-km) stretch of road with no gas stations, restaurants, hotels, or any other basic services until the Prudhoe Bay oilfield at Deadhorse.

Is Dalton Highway paved to Arctic Circle?

The Dalton Highway is the only road in Alaska that crosses the Arctic Circle and reaches the north coast of Alaska on the Arctic Ocean. At mile 244 of the highway, you will cross the Atigun Pass at 4737 Ft high. Still known locally as the ‘Haul Road’ it can be a very challenging highway to travel.

Where does the Dalton Highway start and end?

The 415-mile Dalton Highway (often still referred to as the “Haul Road”) begins at Milepost F 73.1 on the Elliott Highway, 84 miles from Fairbanks, and ends at Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay, a few miles short of the Arctic Ocean.

How many miles of the Dalton Highway is paved?

There are quite a few steep grades (up to 12%) along the route, as well. As of July 2013, 129 miles (208 km) of the highway are paved, in several sections, between the following mileages: 19 and 24; 37 and 50; 91 and 111; 113 and 197; 257 and 261; 344 and 352; and 356 and 361.

Can you drive the Dalton Highway in winter?

It was originally constructed by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to support the development of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and to service the oil fields on Alaska’s North Slope. It is now owned and maintained by the State of Alaska and is open to the public year-round.

Is the Dalton Highway an ice road?

The Dalton Highway is such an infamous road that it has been featured on The History Channel show Ice Road Truckers as well as the BBC’s World’s Most Dangerous Roads.

How much of the Dalton Highway is paved?

Where is the roller coaster on the Dalton Highway?

Mile 73
Its website remains up as of 2014, but was last updated 2011, and the 2014 Dalton Highway visitor’s guide only mentions a campsite at Mile 60. Mile 73 First of a series of steep hills—the “Roller Coaster”—in a 60 mi (100 km) segment of the Dalton. The hill at Mile 73 is known as “Sand Hill”.