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Dalton Highway Information

 

This section was added after receiving numerous emails asking about driving the Dalton Highway. If anyone would like to share their experience or photos in this section please contact me.
I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU OBTAIN A DALTON HIGHWAY GUIDE BEFORE YOU BEGIN PLANNING YOUR TRIP.

It has invaluable safety and traveling information. If you would like to request a Dalton Highway booklet from the
Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau, 
www.explorefairbanks.com.

Their number is: 1-800-327-5774. The booklet is a separate publication from their Visitor's Guide which also contains valuable information on Interior Alaska.
Cycling from Deadhorse on the Dalton Highway until mile zero. Five cyclists started out together from the shore of Prudhoe Bay in direction south but after two days David and I had to go ahead because our food was planned only for eight days, the others unfortunately were a little more slow. Website of this trip: http://globomio.crazyguyonabike.com

Know Before You Go!

Traveling this farthest-north road involves real risks and challenges.
PHONE SERVICE: Cellular phone coverage ends approximately 35 miles north of Fairbanks, although you may be able to get a signal on hilltops further north. Coverage resumes near Deadhorse. Public phones are available at Yukon Crossing, Coldfoot and Deadhorse.

Services are available at only a few places along the Dalton Highway, so proper planning is essential. There are no public services at Department of Transportation maintenance stations or Alyeska Pipeline Service pump stations.

Medical Facilities.
There are no public emergency medical facilities along the Elliott or Dalton Highways. In a critical emergency, contact the state troopers by calling 911 or use a CB radio (channel 19).

Banking.
There are no banks along the highway. The only ATM machine is located in Deadhorse. Most services accept major credit cards.

Repairs.
Tire and repair services are available only at Yukon Crossing, Coldfoot and Deadhorse. Gas and vehicle repair services are extremely limited.

Groceries.
There are no full-service grocery stores along the highway. Snack food and cafes are available at Yukon Crossing, Five Mile, Coldfoot and Deadhorse.

TRAVELING TIPS FOR THE DALTON

Always drive with your headlights on

Slow down and move to the right as other vehicles approach

Watch the road ahead and behind you for plumes of dust signaling the approach of another vehicle.

Before passing, make sure the operator of the other vehicles knows you are there.

Do not stop on the road. If you can't get off the road, pull far to the right and turn on your hazard lights.


 

 

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