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Dall Sheep Viewing Area

Crossing the Brooks Range is one of the true motoring adventures available in North America. One of the best places to see Dall sheep in Alaska is on the rocky slopes of Atigun Pass (mile 240, elevation 4,739 feet) along Dalton Highway. This is the highest point in the Alaska road system. The sheep may also be seen between the pass and Galbraith Lake (mile 275), as well as on Slope Mountain (miles 297-301). Also watch for arctic foxes, muskoxen (particularly north of Slope Mountain), caribou, peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and rough-legged hawks.

From Fairbanks, drive north about 11 on Steese Highway to Fox, then drive north about 76 miles on Elliott Highway to its intersection with Dalton Highway. From there, it is 56 miles northwest on Dalton Highway to Yukon Crossing, then an additional 144 miles northwest to Coldfoot. Check your gas supply before preceding, as there are no services until the end of the highway at Deadhorse (mile 414).