- 155 miles (249 km)
- Allow 3 to 4 hours one way
The 155 mile Steese Highway connects Fairbanks with the small town of Circle on the banks of the mighty banks of the Yukon River. Unforgettable sites, vistas and natural wonders along the route include the midnight sun at summer solstice, the Chatanika River and Circle Hot Springs. The White Mountains National Recreation Area and Birch Creek National Wild & Scenic River are accessible from the Steese Highway.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
Circle Hot Springs (AK)
A popular spot for travelers, Circle Hot Springs has a lodge and some surrounding cabins for those who want to stay the night.
Circle Mining District (AK)
View pre-glacial Alaskan mammal remains found in Mammoth Creek atthe Circle District Historical Society Museum in Central. This town isone of the most active mining districts in the State. The museumoffers a history of mining in the area.
Eagle Summit (AK)
Take in the midnight sun at summer solstice (June 21) at EagleSummit.
Gold Dredge Number 8 (AK)
Tour the 5-deck, 250-foot-long Gold Dredge Number 8 at theNational Historic Site where more than 7.5 million ounces of gold wereproduced.