Know Before You Go
Tours are available in Fairbanks. If driving, note that the Dalton Highway is mostly an unpaved, compact gravel road. Most rental car companies in Alaska do not allow their vehicles on it and private vehicles are strongly encouraged to have more than one full-sized spare tire, tools, and CB, as the only nearby services are at the Yukon River (about 50 miles south) and Coldfoot (about 60 miles north) and there is no cellphone reception. The Dalton Highway is open year-round, though services at the Yukon River are closed mid-September to mid-May. Check local conditions before driving.