Dalton Highway photos

The Haul Road

The James Dalton Highway, Alaska Route 11, or just Dalton Highway and locally called the Haul Road, connects the North Slope to Fairbanks. It services the Trans Alaska oil pipeline and the oil production facilities at Prudhoe Bay and parallels the pipeline built in the 1970s. There are many beautiful vistas along the roadway, and it crosses the Brook Range mountains at Atigun Pass, the highest roadway pass in the state of Alaska. I’ve literally driven thousands of miles on this road, and all of the Dalton Highway photos here are available to license as commercial stock photography. Click on the respective images and gallery links for purchase information.

Dalton Highway photos: Ice covered James Dalton Highway (Haul Road) stretches across the snow covered Arctic coastal plains of Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Ice covered James Dalton Highway (Haul Road) stretches across the snow covered Arctic coastal plains of Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Dalton Highway photos: James Dalton Highway at the Chandalar Shelf, arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

James Dalton Highway at the Chandalar Shelf, arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Commercial Trucking

Heavy truck traffic often occupies this remote road, which has gravel and pavement sections, and while it is maintained by the State Department of Transportation, temporary road closures due to rain, snow, and wind are not uncommon. Traveling this road in the winter requires proper skill, knowledge, and preparation for inclement weather.

Dalton Highway photos: Semi tractor trailer travels the James Dalton Highway (the haul road) with mt Sukakpak rising in the distance. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Semi tractor trailer travels the James Dalton Highway (the haul road) with mt Sukakpak rising in the distance. (Patrick J Endres /AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Dalton Highway photos: Trucker travels the icy James Dalton Highway, the Haul road, in winter conditions. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Trucker travels the icy James Dalton Highway, the Haul road, in winter conditions. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Dalton Highway photos: Semi tractor hauls supplies along the remote James Dalton Highway, which terminates at the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay in Alaska's arctic. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Semi tractor hauls supplies along the remote James Dalton Highway, which terminates at the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay in Alaska’s arctic. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Dalton Highway photos: Blowing snow across the James Dalton Highway near Finger Mountain, a notoriously winder area along the "Haul Road" that leads from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Blowing snow across the James Dalton Highway near Finger Mountain, a notoriously winder area along the “Haul Road” that leads from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Dalton Highway photos: Avalanch sign in Atigun pass, James Dalton Highway, Arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Avalanch sign in Atigun pass, James Dalton Highway, Arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

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