Logistics of Bicycle touring the Dalton Highway
About the Dalton Highway
Before bicycle touring Dalton Highway, let's first find out what the Dalton is all about.
The James W. Dalton Highway, also known as Alaska Route 11 or the Haul Road, is dubbed one of the most dangerous and remote roads in the US.
It was built as a haul road in 1974 during the construction of the Alaskan pipeline. Today, it is heavily used by large trucks to supply the Prudhoe Bay Oilfields.
The Dalton Highway starts at Milepost 73 on the Elliott Highway, 84 miles north of Fairbanks and ends after 414 treacherous miles in Deadhorse near the Prudhoe Bay Oil Fields at the Arctic Ocean.