Dalton Highway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationAK
  • Length414 miles
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Dalton Highway


The Dalton was developed as a haul road connecting the Yukon River and Prudhoe Bay during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Road conditions vary and the highway is mostly a gravel road with many steep inclines. Travel best suited in June-August. Watch for active gold mining, the Yukon River, and Dali Sheep on Slope Mountain. Be sure to allow time for a photo op at the Artic Circle BLM Wayside Sign where the sun doesn’t set on the summer solstice and doesn’t rise on the winter solstice.

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