Taylor Highway

Know Before You Go!

  A tow truck prepares to retrieve a truck that has gone off the road.
 Soft road shoulders on parts of the Taylor Highway can lead to problems for drivers who aren't paying attention.
The Taylor Highway is open seasonally from April to mid-October.
 
Beyond milepost 64 the Taylor Highway is a gravel road. Conditions range from good to poor depending upon maintenance and weather conditions. The road becomes narrow and winding, particularly north of Jack Wade Junction. Use caution and travel slowly, especially on hairpin curves. Remember that you are sharing the road with recreational vehicles, tour buses, fuel trucks, bicyclists, and possibly moose or caribou!
 
  Three caribou stand on a curve in the Taylor Highway.
 Be alert for wildlife on the highway, especially during fall migration of the Fortymile Caribou Herd.
Be prepared for limited facilities for gas and tire repair, drinking water, and trash disposal. BLM campgrounds offer minimal facilities, and travelers are advised to carry their own water supply and be prepared to pack out their own trash. RV travelers should fill their gas tanks and use dump stations before traveling the Taylor Highway.