in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
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- Place of Interest
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- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
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Geography and Climate
- Coldfoot is located at the mouth of Slate Creek on the east bank of the Middle Fork Koyukuk River. It lies at mile 175 of the Dalton Highway, formerly known as the North Slope Haul Road.
- The climate of the area is strongly continental. Temperatures range from -14 to 50 °F. Annual precipitation averages 10 inches, and snowfall averages 63 inches per year.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- Originally named Slate Creek, Coldfoot reportedly got its name in 1900 when gold prospectors traveled up the Koyukuk to this point, then got "cold feet," turned around, and departed. In 1902, Coldfoot had two roadhouses, two stores, seven saloons, and a gambling house. A post office was established in 1902 and was discontinued in 1912, when the mine and town were abandoned for mines in Nolan and Wiseman Creeks to the north.
- Most residents are non-Native. Children are schooled via correspondence studies.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Coldfoot is located on the Dalton Highway. There is a state-owned gravel runway.
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- Cargo Barge
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