Coldfoot Travel Guide

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Coldfoot Overview

Originally named Slate Creek, Coldfoot was founded as a gold-mining camp in 1898. The name changed when many prospectors got "cold feet" upon winter's arrival and headed back south. At its turn-of-the-century peak, Coldfoot boasted a gambling hall, two roadhouses, seven saloons, a post office and a brothel. By 1912 it was a ghost town.

The former mining camp was reincarnated as a construction camp while the pipeline was being built. In 1981 it shape-shifted again, becoming a barebones trucker stop-"The Farthest North Truck Stop in the World." It's a visitor-friendly place that caters to a tour-bus, trucker and independent traveler clientele. Here, 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the midst of wildness, you'll find a cafe, gas station, hotel, lounge, post office, general store, RV park, equipment-rental shop and visitor center with information on federal lands accessible from the highway.

Located at Mile 175 on the Dalton Highway in the southern slopes of the Brooks Range, 248 miles north of Fairbanks.