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View of the Dalton Highway and trans-Alaska oil pipeline in the southern Brooks Range, Alaska. 

Dalton Highway

The Dalton Highway stretches 414 miles across northern Alaska from Livengood (84 miles north of Fairbanks) to Deadhorse and the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay. Built during construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline in the 1970s, this mostly gravel highway travels through rolling, forested hills, across the Yukon River and Arctic Circle, through the rugged Brooks Range, and over the North Slope to the Arctic Ocean. Along most of its length, you'll see no strip malls, no gift shops, no service stationsjust forest, tundra, and mountains, crossed by a double ribbon of road and pipe.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages a swath of public lands along the highway from the Yukon River to the north side of the Brooks Range. Within the Dalton corridor, the BLM maintains campgrounds, rest areas, interpretive panels and the award-winning Arctic Interagency Visitor Center in Coldfoot.

This is no ordinary road -- it pays to be prepared. There is no cell phone service or public Internet connection along the Dalton Highway. Before you embark on this incredible journey, read the tips on this website.

Not sure you want to make the drive?  Guided tours by locally-owned and experienced operators are available: check with the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information.The Alaska Department of Transportation provides travel advisories.

Hunting on the Dalton?

bull caribou on fall tundra 
You can experience a great hunt and, with patience, hard work, and a little luck, bring home a supply of tasty, healthy meat. But there are some rules and regulations you should know before you start. Click here on our Tips for Dalton Highway Hunters page first. 

Contact Us

For additional questions about traveling the Dalton Highway:

Central Yukon Field Office
222 University Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-3844
tel: 907-474-2200 or (toll free) 1-800-437-7021

Download the Dalton 
Highway Visitor Guide

2016 Dalton Highway Visitor Guide

Click on the image above to download your copy of the 24-page Dalton Highway Guide (3.24 MB PDF) or pick up a copy at our office or the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Fairbanks.

Check Out 
Dalton Highway 

Dalton Discovery graphic of caribou crossing the Dalton Highway and text "Dalton Highway Discoveries: Journey into Alaska's Arctic"

This series of 24 videos, brought to you by the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers (APLIC), takes you on a journey along the Dalton Highway. You can learn more at the Dalton Discoveries home page, or skip straight to the videos on APLIC's YouTube channel.