Best time to come to Alaska May - July after that it is ok but usually a-little wet, drizzle not hard rain.
Coming to Alaska if the sign says frost heaves they really mean frost hills, slow down or you will break something. Some years are better than others but the boarder to Glen Allen can be a paved roller coaster.
The Dalton HWY is no place for an RV, if the weather is nice the road is dusty and traveled by truckers, (broken windshield) flat tires near any construction. If you think it was a long distance between gas stations coming to Alaska think twice about this road it wasn't built for tourist.
Rent an SUV in Fairbanks to travel this road.
Check out this web site to decide for yourself. Everyone has their own idea about what is worth your time.
Welcome to Dawson City - Klondike Visitors Association
Top of the World Highway*
The road is in good shape early in the season as soon as it is open, later it becomes wash board. If you take your RV or TVL take yor time, travel to Alaska is not about hanging out at Walmart it's seeing the country and enjoying a unique life style.
If you take an RV or TVL trailer check to make sure it can fit on the ferry at Dawson.
The George Black Ferry
The Top of the World Highway*
Distance:**301 km (Dawson to Tok, Alaska)
Tok to Dawson
If you leave your rig in Tok it is closer to 180 miles to Dawson over the Taylor HWY (Top of the world highway). I wouldn't bother heading to Eagle unless you have some adventure planned.
Tok to Dawson is at least a two day trip one day to drive in stops along the way for pictures or hiking. You should reach Dawson around 5 P.M., book a room ahead or stay at bed and breakfast (meet some locals) rather than stay at a hotel. Some times you get lucky at B&B find very friendly people willing to share local knowledge of things to do and see. Play tourist for awhile, grab a bite to eat, then head to Diamond Tooth Gerties.
Cancan dancers and Gertie, Canada’s oldest gambling hall gives you a chance to re-live the heady days of Dawson’s Gold Rush era. With three nightly summer shows by Gertie and her *Girls, Diamond Tooth Gerties is today a fixture of fun-filled entertainment where patrons can enjoy a beverage while playing blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold'em poker and an array of glittering slot machines.
Second day take your time leaving a little more sight seeing, drive up on the Dome for the view, head back to Tok. We usually make it a three day trip. But then we always have activities such as hiking, visiting Dredges, tvl some of the back roads.
Jack London's house* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * **Dawson City Museum
The scenery is a little different more what we consider rolling hills rather than mountains, an abandoned Dredge along the road, another in Chicken to tour, some panning if you are into trying your hand at prospecting. For us it is a fun weekend. Just a sample of things to see in Dawson.
Alaska 511 - Transportation & Public Facilities, State of Alaska.
Hopefully I have answered some of your questions. You may have noticed I am a little bias when it comes to Alaska and Dawson.*