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Fairbanks to Prudoe Bay

I heard the last part of the road is closed to private traffic. Is that the case? I want to head up there next July. What is the time from Fairbanks to the Ocean? Can you get all the way to the ocean? Thanks for your replies.
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Hi ,did the artic circle ride to Prudoe? bay last year on a R100RS BMW great ride actually fantastic.All great fun ,i didnt do the tourist swim trip to get wet but its all there.Have a great time.
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I went up there 5 weeks ago, and all open. I asked here as I thought it might have been closed due to all the repairs, but no problem, and one of the best rides I've ever had! Made it in a day from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay.

Make sure you're in dry conditions for a pleasant road, and don't plan on spending any time in Prudhoe, there's nothing to do except an hour's oilfield tour (and no bar!).

And remember you have 240 miles with no services from Coldfoot to Prudhoe. If the road's dry you can make some good speed/time - I was doing 60-80mph a lot of the time. Wet weather will make it a lot trickier. If you want to split it, as I did on the way down after my oilfiled tour in the morning, Wiseman's a really beautiful little spot to stop near Coldfoot. I stayed in Boreal Lodge cabins.

I've put some photos and route here:

http://www.aslc43.dsl.pipex.com/Amer...nsamericas.htm
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Prudoe bay swimming

Just a clarifacation here. Can you ride your motorcycle to the salt water at prudoe? I undeerstood the last bit was off limits to private vehicals.
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You can get as far as deadhorse, then you need to pay to take a bus to stick your toe in the water.
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