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Old 09-21-2019
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Default Denali Highway

Has anybody driven the Denali Highway from Paxton to Cantrell. I can’t find any info on the bridge load limit. Working on a plan for next year.
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yes.
I have driven every road in Alaska i think!
I need to look at my map..
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Yep,Carol and i drove that road in 2015,good road,but go slow.
We did it in one day (105miles),but it would be a good idea to camp along the road.
No services at all,except maybe a tire repair guy.
Cool road,the worm trails are awesome.
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The Denali Highway is all gravel and when it rains it can get pretty greasy but tour buses can do the trip. Just do your best to avoid big sharp rocks and slow way down and move as far to the right as you can when traffic approaches to help save the windshield.

I noticed this a while back too, https://www.alaska.org/ and do not forget your "Milepost", it is up-dated every year but a few years do not make much difference anymore. The Milepost covers all the approaches and different northern routes and will show you where to stop for almost anything, like trash cans, pull-outs, campsites, etc.

Seeing the glaciers feeding the McLaren River from the bridge on a clear day is pretty darn nice.
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Dan & Diane: I'll start by saying I don't have an answer to your specific question on bridge weight.

In case you haven't run across this in your research, be aware that the entire Denali Hwy for the past 10 years has been under some level of weight reduction (varies year-to-year) from opening date until early- to mid-June. It's ambitious for a motorhome to get from lower 48 to Denali before that date, so may not be relevant to you.

Sounds like an exciting trip -- enjoy the planning!

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Most roads in the interior and far north have weight limits of roughly 50% during the time the ground is thawing. The thaw goes from top down and as the mushy stuff moves down the road base get so soft the roads can fall apart. Usually ends in a few weeks.

During the thaw you can stand on what looks like a dry hard dirt road and if you jump up and down a bit the dirt will turn to mud.
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