Originally built during World War II as a link between Alaska and the lower 48, the Alaska Highway (#2) is a fully paved modern highway with services about 50 miles apart.
The Richardson Highway (#4) is the home stretch of the Alaska Highway leading north to Fairbanks.
The Steese Highway (#6) heads north out of Fairbanks and Anchorage, a 360 mile or 6 ½-hour drive in the summer.
The Elliot Highway (#2) heads north from Fox to Livengood.
The Dalton Highway (#11), also known as the “Haul Road”, closely follows the route of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline for which the road was constructed and is one of the America’s great motoring adventures with magnificent scenery. It is a narrow gravel service road with substantial truck traffic. Services are available at the Yukon River and Cold foot. After Coldfoot, the next services available 244 miles away in Deadhorse. The Dalton highway is open to the public for 496 miles north of Fairbanks. Security gates at Prudhoe Bay restrict access, though tours are available. Best times to drive the highway are between May and mid September.
Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association
Box 6850, Suite 300, 9523-100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4J3 CANADA
Tel: (250) 785-2544 Fax: (250) 785-4424
Toll Free: (within North America) 1-888-785-2544
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