Dalton Highway

Bureau of Land Management, Alaska.

The Dalton Highway stretches 414 miles across northern Alaska from Livengood (84 miles north of Fairbanks) to Deadhorse and the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay. Built during construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline in the 1970s, this mostly gravel highway travels through rolling, forested hills, across the Yukon River and Arctic Circle, through the rugged Brooks Range, and over the North Slope to the Arctic Ocean. Along most of its length, you'll see no strip malls, no gift shops, no service stations, just forest, tundra, and mountains, crossed by a ribbon of road and pipe. The BLM manages a swath of public lands along the highway from the Yukon River to the north side of the Brooks Range. Within the Dalton corridor, the BLM maintains campgrounds, rest areas, interpretive panels and the award-winning Arctic Interagency Visitor Center in Coldfoot. This is no ordinary road -- it pays to be prepared. There is no cell phone service or public Internet connection along the Dalton Highway. Before you embark on this incredible journey, read the tips on this website.

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From Fairbanks, drive north on the Elliot Highway (AK-11), at mile 73.1 stay right to get on the Dalton Highway.

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