I just bought my sweet 2011, TRD Sport, 6 Speed Manual, Access Cab Tacoma! I am heading down to Oklahoma on an epic road trip. The Air Force likes to move people around.
This thread is being created to offer Tacoma owners, or any car owners for that matter, a forum to discuss the drive from either to or from Alaska on the Alcan Highway. First, some background info on the highway.
I think that we can all agree that the Alcan Highway is one the most badass highways in North America.
The Alcan Highway (Alaska-Canadian Highway), originally built during WWII as a supply line. Side note, the Japanese actual invaded Alaska, a little forgotten fact. The highway spans roughly 1400 miles from Delta Junction, Alaska to Dawson Creek, Canada. The road is paved, but is only a two lane road. There can be significant gaps between fuel and lodging stations; although, this is less of a concern during the summer months, as additional businesses open. The biggest risk is simply driving the giant distance with limited access to maintenance shops and roadside assistance.
For the most part, the Alcan Highway is not a huge challenge these days. Although most big-city pansies from places like San Francisco and Los Angeles, well... maybe all of Californians for that matter (unless you own a toyota truck) would wince at the idea of the drive.
To recap, this thread is for those who would like to post advice, tips, tricks, and secret stop spots (restaurants, sites, etc) along the way. Comments should be aimed at informing thread readers of ways to make their travel easier, safer, and more enjoyable!
I will be posting pictures of my trip, and will update this thread with things I encounter, both good and bad. I can't wait for my trip, I know it will be really great. Any advice for me and any other thread viewers is much appreciated.