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Thread: Farthest North?

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    Default Farthest North?

    What's the farthest North you can drive as a private citizen in North America? Inuvik, NT is in the running. Anything further?

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    Default Farthest north

    You can drive to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on the Arctic Ocean from Fairbanks. The road north follows the Alaska Pipeline, but a large part of it is gravelled, not paved and there is significant truck traffic. I believe that's farther north than Inuvik.

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    Default Private Road

    I'm pretty sure the road to Prudhoe Bay is privately owned by the oil companies, and is inaccessable to the average traveler.

    I'm not sure exactly how far north you can go on that road as a member of the general public.

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    Default Dalton Highway

    The road to Prudhoe Bay is a public road. The road from Prudhoe Bay to Point Barrow (the most northern point in Alaska) is private, and off limits.

    Check out the BLM Website on the Dalton Highway

    Edit: The road ends about 8 miles from the ocean.. the rest is private roads to the Arctic Ocean, and you need written permission for this (or be part of a formal tour group, taken by an established tour operator).

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    Good info, thank you.

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