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Getting Here and Around
In the past, individual travelers rarely turned up in Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay. But now that the Dalton Highway has been opened as far north as Deadhorse, adventurous independent travelers are finding their way north. Still, rather than solo-driving a couple hundred miles of gravel road filled with semis going faster than you knew semis could go, most people traveling to Deadhorse come on a tour with one of Alaska's airlines or bus-tour operators. And even those who travel as far as Deadhorse on their own must join a guided tour (arranged through the Arctic Caribou Inn) if they wish to cross the oil fields to get to the Arctic Ocean. You'll find no restaurants around the oil fields, though meals can sometimes be arranged through the Prudhoe Bay Hotel; unless you have official business, though, you're not likely to be invited to linger.
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