The 1,885-mile route is 60% paved and 40% dirt/gravel. We will be staying at hotels, remote lodges and rugged work camps (that’s all they have in Deadhorse!). See stunning scenery and wildlife. Meet colorful “sourdough” locals. Visit Denali National Park. Cross the Brooks Range and stare out over the North Slope...all the way to the Arctic Ocean!
Good paved highways to dirt highways to slippery muddy roads. The Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay is no Sunday drive and riders should be aware that the conditions of the roadway can change instantly and constantly.
Nice accommodations to start out in Anchorage, but the further we go away from civilization, the more spartan the rooms become. Some of the Hotels along the Dalton Highway are nothing more than glorified work camps with thin walls, and shared bathrooms. Expect to have shared baths a few of the nights, and you won't be disappointed.
Highlights for this motorcycle tour
- Denali National Park
- Alaska Range
- Dalton Highway
- Arctic Circle
- Brooks Range
- Prudhoe Bay
- Arctic Ocean
- Denali Highway
Prudhoe Bay Motorcycle Adventure Itinerary
Thursday: June 4th, 2015
Please arrive in Anchorage by mid-afternoon. Hotel check-in. Welcome Dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Alaska. Stay in Anchorage.
Anchorage to Fairbanks- 362 miles paved
Ride through the Alaska Range, and cross the famous Alaska Range. This will be our longest day of riding. You will have a chance of seeing North America's tallest peak: Mt. McKinley. Stay in Fairbanks.
Fairbanks to Coldfoot- 259 miles paved
Ride the famous Dalton Highway a.k.a. “Haul Road”. Head north to cross the giant Yukon River and ride on to the Arctic Circle. Keep your eyes open for wildlife! Stay in Coldfoot.
Coldfoot to Deadhorse- 239 miles (200 miles dirt)
Still going north, we will cross the Brooks Range. Be sure to watch for dall sheep on the cliffs of the mountains. Once north of the Brooks Range we are on the North Slope and we enter the realm of the Arctic tundra eco-system full of unique vegetation and animals like caribou and musk ox. You may even see the occasional Grizzly Bear out on the tundra! Stay in Deadhorse.
*Deadhorse is the small industrial town, which supports the oil exploration at Prudhoe Bay. It is located a few miles from Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean. To gain access to the ocean, one is required to take an authorized tour. (Security in the area is high due to terrorist threat to the oil infrastructure in Prudhoe Bay.) The cost of the tour is $37 per person. We may take the tour the morning of the 7th. Get your feet wet!
Deadhorse to Coldfoot- 239 miles (200 miles dirt)
On the road again, we will be riding from the most northerly point on the road system in North America. Another chance to see Dall sheep on the cliffs. Remember to keep an eye out for Grizzlies too. Stay in Coldfoot.
Coldfoot to Chatanika- 269 miles
Ride back down the Dalton Highway with a new perspective. Heading south we will cross the giant Yukon River again. Experience the joy of riding on pavement again! Enjoy a ''steak and potatoes" cookout and stay the night in Chatanika.
Chatanika to Paxson Area - 195 miles paved
Ride through the Alaska Range at stunning Isabel Pass. Enjoy spectacular scenery while riding the paved Richardson Highway. Stay in Paxson Area at one of our favorite remote Alaskan lodges.
Paxson area to Cantwell- Denali Highway - (125 miles dirt)
Today is our day to ride the dirt! The Denali Highway offers dramatic sweeping views of the Alaska Range with its looming peaks and scenic glaciers. Once in Cantwell riders can visit Denali National Park before savoring a Gourmet 4-star dinner.
Cantwell to Anchorage - 225 miles
One last chance to see Mt. McKinley from the Parks Highway. Optional side trips are available on the ride back to Anchorage if the weather and time allow. In Anchorage you're sure to enjoy the farewell party at our shop this evening. A catered dinner and hotel room within walking distance are also included for the night.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015:
Fly home or continue on!Back to Top
This is not a normal motorcycle ride. This is an adventure. This ride is not for wimps. This tour requires elements of endurance and stamina. Riders must be able to ride in adverse weather conditions and adverse road conditions. These roads are some of the roughest and most remote in the world. Riders must be physically fit, mentally strong, and able to cope with adversity. The accommodations on this trip range from luxurious to disapointing. Be ready for a true adventure!
To Book This Tour:
To secure a spot for our Prudhoe Bay Adventure Tour, please register and send in $1,000 deposit.
Arrive and depart from Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
For any other travel options, please contact us at: 1-800-756-1990 for advice.
You may also reach our travel agent Sally at: Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, or(907) 562- 2213
Just tell her you are part of a MotoQuest Tour!
Please note that meals and fuel are not included in the tour price. We recommend that you budget about $100.00 per day for food and fuel (this is just an estimate of expenses and is not including adult beverages.) Many places in Alaska accept Visa and MasterCard but it would be wise to have some cash on hand in case there are problems at remote lodges.
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Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.
Bring riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.
For Women we recommend:
Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear
In Alaska and Long Beach we have Olympia riding gear available for rent if you do not currently own your own gear. Please call us and let us know if you will need us to reserve the jacket, pants or both for your tour.
Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes, bug spray, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit, and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.Back to Top
MotoQuest Tours led us on a great trip to Prudhoe Bay. The tour structure allowed that I ride at my own pace, which I liked. Having Jethro, the support truck, was a relief and very helpful. MotoQuest knows Alaska. I would recommend this tour to anybody.
Dan Fellows, USA”