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AMAZING!

Amazing experience. Beautiful, untouched and lots of wildlife. Caribou, bears, and a lynx walked... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ArcticMoonBeam
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Homer
One of the best drives in Alaska

You can see the top of Eastern Alaska from this one Highway. It travels the mountain tops. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GregErkins
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Travels west from Dawson City across the Canadian border.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (25 reviews)
“dawson city” (16 reviews)
“yukon river” (8 reviews)
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Tok, AK
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing experience. Beautiful, untouched and lots of wildlife. Caribou, bears, and a lynx walked across the road right in from of my car! Camped along the way and ended up on the Yukon! Stopped in Chicken for lunch.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the top of Eastern Alaska from this one Highway. It travels the mountain tops. There is a Free Ferry that runs across the Yukon at the Canadian side on the Yukon.

Thank GregErkins
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This is a challenging drive, but worth it. Three are three little known government campgrounds on the route, one just across the river from Dawson City and two on the U. S. side; all should be considered before paying to stay at Chicken. The road...More

2  Thank John K
Reviewed 4 July 2017

American side was rough, and muddy, driving through forested land. For some reason the last thirty miles was beautifully paved! Canadian side was beautiful, running down the ridge. It was almost reminiscent of the Cabot Trail, in that you get these beautiful vistas with the...More

2  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Bring a passport as this highway straddles the border, and it is a worthy drive, though to be honest the best part of it is on the Canadian side. The American side is good in parts, but the condition of the road is a lot...More

3  Thank Edward W
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I did an Alaska trip in a 37 foot Class-A Mortor Home with a tow car. On the way back, I really wanted to drive to Dawson City from central Alaska. We planned on spending the night in Chicken, AK and then drive the next...More

8  Thank Madison P
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I'm over a year late posting this but thought I should share this info. We travelled the highway in late June 2015 with an older not too airtight trailer. Very dusty. Glad we purchased a shop vac in Dawson. Needed this after our trip up...More

2  Thank Don H
Reviewed 14 September 2016

we first drove top of the world 'highway' in a rental car 2 years ago, this time we returned to drive the DEMPSTER, so added two more turns on top of the world to get there. we were white knuckled the first time around, this...More

5  Thank greg g
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We traveled this in mid August 2016. The Canada side of Top of the World was beautiful and for a gravel road was well maintained. On the other hand once you pass through U.S. Customs you are on a paved road. Wow. Oh, oops. The...More

2  Thank Diane C
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The Top of The World Highway is a rough, remote and somewhat monotonous stretch in Alaska, except for the placer miners after Chicken. The stretch in Canada's Yukon Territory is a lot more scenic. There's even several miles of fine pavement by the Border, but...More

1  Thank Traveler_from_Alaska
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Christophe D
1 August 2017|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
No the road closes in mid September and ferry service at Dawson ends as well. I wouldn't drive in a normal car either, parts of the road are almost impassable.
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sjones2096
8 October 2016|
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Response from Madison P |
It can be done. I did it with a 37 + tow. I'd plan on leaving early enough so that you can minimize the oncoming traffic. I'd also suggest going from Tok to Dawson because the US side of the road is more narrow than the... More
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