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Dalton Highway Auto Rentals

The Dalton Highway stretches 414 miles from the Elliott Highway north of Fairbanks to the "community" of Deadhorse, which serves Prudhoe Bay. If you don't have your own vehicle, Arctic Outfitters can rent a vehicle specially prepared for travel along the gravel Dalton Highway from the end of May through mid-September. Traveling by rental car allows you to travel at your own pace as you explore Fairbanks, the Yukon River, Coldfoot, Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range, the Arctic Coastal Plain, and Deadhorse. Please note if you do travel to Deadhorse, access to Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean is restricted and visitors will need to arrange for seats on an Arctic Ocean Shuttle to access that area.

If your travel plans include traveling all the way to Prudhoe Bay, a minimum of 3 days would be encouraged to allow you to travel at a safe speed and allow a few stops along the way. While the trip from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay is just 500 miles, the distance can easily take 12 - 16 hours depending on the conditions of the road and weather. Often visitors will break the journey up with a stop in the Brooks Mountain Range in Coldfoot on the way north and/or south.

 
Ford Escape

VEHICLES

Contrary to popular belief, four wheel drive, large SUV-style vehicles or trucks are not necessarily required, or even preferred for travel on the Dalton Highway. While the additional clearance provided by a truck or large SUV can sometimes be useful in areas of road maintenance or construction, this feature can sometimes be offset by the higher center of gravity, uneven weight distribution and reduced gas mileage of these vehicle types. Under almost all conditions, a mid-sized passenger vehicle, with a stable center of gravity is more than adequate for the recreational traveler on the Dalton Highway.   For the 2011 season we are pleased to offer the Ford Escape, a mid-sized crossover SUV, that offers reliability and reasonable gas mileage.

 

All of our vehicles are made gravel-road ready with the following features:

CB Radio  -  A CB radio provides a means of communication with other vehicles on the road.  This communication is a key element of safety on the Dalton Highway.

Tire Changing Equipment  -  Contains a jack, lug wrench and wooden block.

Maintenance Kit  - Contains basic tools and jumper cables.

First Aid Kit
2 Mounted Spare Tires 
 
WINTER RENTALS we add:
Satellite Phone for emergency use only, surcharge will apply
Warmth Kit - sleeping bag and hand warmers
Tires are studded
Engine Block Heater and Extension Cord
 

RATES

SUMMER Off-Peak Rates: May 1 - June 14, 2013 and again August 1 -  September 30, 2013.  Daily rates will vary by number of days:

 Vehicle Type              1 Day              2 Day            3 Day          4 or more days

Ford Escape         $229/day        $199/day       $199/day         $179/day

 

Plus mileage and current taxes: Currently 18%

 

SUMMER PEAK RATES: June 15 - July 31, 2013Daily rates will vary by number of days:

 Vehicle Type              1 Day              2 Day            3 Day          4 or more days

Ford Escape         $249/day        $219/day       $209/day         $199/day

Plus mileage and current taxes: Taxes currently 18%

 

WINTER: October 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013.  Daily rates will vary by vehicle type and number of days:

 Vehicle Type              1 Day              2 Day            3 Day          4 or more days

Ford Escape         $229/day        $199/day       $199/day         $179/day

 

Plus mileage and current taxes: Taxes currently 18%

One-day rentals to the Arctic Circle are NOT available in the winter due to lack of fuel in the region.

 

Vehicles come with 250 miles per day. 

Additional mileage is $0.35 per mile.

 

RENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Driver must be 30 years of age, posses a valid U.S. or International Driver's License and carry his / her own insurance and provide name of insurance provider. For those without their own insurance to cover the rental vehicle or for those not covered by their current insurance, a Collision Damage Waiver can be purchased from Chartis/Travel Guard www.travelguard.com  NOTE -- Travel Guard has their own requirements, one is insurance must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance of rental pickup and another is purchasers need to have a US or Canadian address.  Residents of countries outside the US or Canada are advise to contact iCarhireinsurance.com .

Maximum # of people per vehicle: 5

Rental Agreement Form             Terms of Rental

 

  Renters are required to have their own insurance to cover any damage to the vehicle.  Travel Guard International and its affiliate companies provide integrated travel insurance, assistance and emergency travel services for millions of travelers and thousands of companies throughout the world

 
 
 
       
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PO Box 82720, Fairbanks AK 99708