Coldfoot to Deadhorse (~450 km, 280 miles).
Enjoy the scenic beauty on the Dalton Highway and the excitement of riding to Prudhoe Bay. We’ll stop at the top of Atigun Pass (4,800 feet) in the Brooks Range for a photo opportunity. Atigun Pass is the highest highway pass in Alaska and is also on the Continental Divide. You’ll see the Endicott Mountains to the west, the Philip Smith Mountains to the east, and the James Dalton Mountains ahead and to the left.
In the area of Atigun Pass, you’re almost certain to see Dall Sheep – the only wild white sheep in the world.
The destination is Deadhorse – located 500 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The town is located on Prudhoe Bay, on the Beaufort Sea Coast, Arctic Ocean. The town has a permanent population of about 25 people, with up to 5,000 part-time workers, depending on the level of oil production.