The Dalton Highway is the last frontier of the Last Frontier state. The 414-mile highway that begins north of Fairbanks is America’s most remote highway with the longest stretch of unserviceable road in the world.
The road winds around sweeping mounting ranges, through vast swaths of wilderness, across the Yukon River, and over the Brooks Mountain Range never far from the 800-mile Trans Alaskan Pipeline that pumps millions of barrels of oil a year.
The highway was officially named after James B. Dalton, and early arctic engineer, but many refer to it simply as the Haul Road Workers built it in the 1970s as a supply road to support the pipeline.
The road starts at MIle 73 of the Elliot Highway. It passes through an abandoned homestead.
The highway passes through snow covered trees of the Boreal Forest.