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... 更多
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!
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.
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,... 更多
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.
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.
We did this drive on sunday morning early 5 am as to see as many animals as possible. 1/2 mile from town we saw our 1st moose for 30 seconds, and on our drive back 5 miles from town we saw our 2nd moose for 3 seconds as it was running away. The entire ride is perfect for animal viewing... 更多