Taking the Dalton Highway to Atigun Pass, Alaska – Motor Mountain USA

The Motor Mountain USA Jeep Wrangler on the Dalton Highway in Alaska.
The Motor Mountain USA Jeep Wrangler on the Dalton Highway in Alaska.

In this episode of TFLcar’s Motor Mountain USA, Roman and Tommy Mica travel all the way from Boulder, Colorado to Alaska to take the infamous Dalton Highway to Atigun Pass, the highest drivable point in the great state of Alaska.

The Atigun Pass is a high mountain pass north of the Arctic Circle. It passes through the mountains at an elevation of 4,739 feet.

The Dalton Highway is a mostly dirt road that was built along a pipeline and is regularly used by truckers. Trucks have the right of way on the highway.

Along the way, they saw some surprises, including a brand-new Mazda Miata driven by representatives from Top Gear magazine, a British motorcyclist riding to the Arctic Circle and a unicyclist.

In this vast wilderness, cell phones don’t work – a CB radio is required in case there’s any trouble. For the trip, the boys took extra gasoline, extra food and some bear repellent just in case. The whole trip took over 4,000 miles from the starting point in Boulder.

One of the best ways of experiencing America first hand is hitting the open road with the windows and top down in the 2015 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock. The Motor Mountain USA (#MMUSA) team embarks upon an epic road trip by visiting the highest drivable roads of every state in the USA. Along the way Nathan, Roman, Tommy, Andre and Emme will visit locales less traveled and uniquely American attractions that make the United States one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations.

The Motor Mountain USA Alaska belt buckle is hidden along the Dalton Highway. Watch the video below for the location.