The Iditarod Trail Project

Project Management
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The Iditarod Trail is a large system of trails and roads consisting of the Iditarod National Historic Trail, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race Route, inter-village travel corridors, Revised Statute 2477 trails, State Roads, and numerous local trails and roads.  Many of these trails and roads are still in use today.  The State of Alaska is the largest land owner along this transportation system and manages 2107 miles of trail, 522 of which is on State navigable water.  

The Iditarod Easements Group was established in January 2007 as a two year project.  The goal is to identify, protect and preserve historic, current and future trail corridors and safety cabins to the extent necessary and practicable on State of Alaska managed lands for the use of all Alaskans.  A set of criteria was established to prioritize segments and to set standards to which segments will be adjudicated.  To date, State easements and rights-of-way exist on 1,782 miles of trail, and public notice has been completed for an additional 61 miles of trail.

The Department of Natural Resources manages trails through partnerships with other state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, local law enforcement, cities, towns, boroughs and local residents. For questions or information on this project or how you can get involved in trail maintenance, please contact Lesli Schick at 334-2679, email:

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