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Steese Highway

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Address: Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-773-1222
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Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which...

Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which twists through the White Mountains and allows access to mining sites, hot-springs resorts and recreational options.

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Steele Highway becomes the Richardson Highway - a stunning 450 mile drive from Fairbanks to Anchorage

I drove the Steese/Richardson Highway from Fairbanks to Anchorage (450 miles) on Sept. 7, 2016. This is one of the most beautiful drives that i have ever been on. It was 450 miles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I drove the Steese/Richardson Highway from Fairbanks to Anchorage (450 miles) on Sept. 7, 2016. This is one of the most beautiful drives that i have ever been on. It was 450 miles of mountains, glaciers, lakes, braided rivers, creeks and so much more. For the most part, the road is paved, but there are stretches with gravel and potholes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Rented a car to drive out to Chena Hot Springs, many moose on the road, be careful Very scenic, saw many local homes, stopped at a yard sale, fun meeting locals of area. .

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you have a rental car that only allows driving on paved roads and you want the best highway near Fairbanks for scenery but also not having too many other people around, the Steese Highway is it. The Elliott is more beautiful, IMHO, but you have to deal with heavy trucks headed to/from the Dalton Highway on that one. The... More 

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Lakeville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Drove to Chena Hot Springs. Lots of places to pull off and enjoy scenery but we didn't see any wildlife. We were disappointed in that but still enjoyed the drive!

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Thank B M
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

A part of this highway after Fairbanks is metalled and in good shape. We drove for over one hour, and saw Alaskan oil pipe line, and the scenic beauty. It has a different feel about it, and I would recommend it for a short trip at least.

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SPRING CITY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Enjoy the ride and beautiful scenery. Take your time and take photos. Great scenery for background of your photos

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We drove this highway for 15-20 miles north of Fairbanks to reach other attractions. The scenery is mainly rolling, forested hills but maybe it gets more impressive if you go farther north. The pavement was heaved in some places from the winter frost. If you drive this way, it's worth a stop at the educational wayside for the Alyeska Pipeline,... More 

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Quad Cities, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We drove all the way to Chena Hot Springs. Saw a large bull moose and a mama and baby moose. The river was flooding and was going over the road at one point. About the first 20 miles is rough. Lots of frost heaves! Drove through the camp grounds for viewing and walking.

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The road is kept in pretty good shape considering the harsh winters and it does to them. We saw moose while driving on this road and some very beautiful scenery.

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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Similar to other roads around FB the Steese is a major road for getting out of town. It is both functional and scenic once you leave the city limits.

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