I was hoping someone might be able to give me a "general" idea on how long of a drive it would be from Fairbanks to the Tolovana Hot Springs trailhead at milepost 93 on the Elliott Highway. A friend and I are discussing a xc ski trip into the springs, and I'm just trying to get a feel for how long we'd need to drive to the trailhead. I know this can vary substantially with weather and road conditions, especially in winter, so I'm just trying to get an idea.
I haven't been north of Fairbanks, although friends have driven the Dalton several times. I know the road is paved, albeit windy, up to the Dalton near Livengood, and then gets rougher after that.
Any info or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!