Trails in the Spotlight

Chena River State Recreation Area Groomed Multi-Use Trails

Caines Head State Recreation Area

Chena River State Recreation Area has several multi-use trails suitable for snowmobiling during the winter months. Day-rides through the park or overnight trips to public-use cabins are possible. Be sure to reserve cabins early for better availability. Conditions can change quickly, so check the local trail conditions report before heading out.  The groomed multi-use trails include Compeau Trail, Colorado Creek Winter Trail, Stiles Creek Trail, Angel Creek Winter Trail, South Fork Winter Trail, and Chena Hot Springs Winter Trail.

A park map can be found here:

Trail guides for some of the trails can be found here:

Cabin information can be found here:
Trail conditions can be found here:

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News and Events

Recreational Trails Program Grant Deadlines:
September 15 - Due date for posting the Public Notice / October 15 - Application due date and the last day for applications to be postmarked

August 8, 2017
Two free teleconferences to answer questions about the Recreational Trails Program and application process: Tuesday, August 15, 9-10:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM. To join a teleconference, call 866-918-8374 and enter Conference code 5569714090. Anyone interested in applying for an RTP grant who is unable to join a teleconference is encouraged to contact the program manager at or 907-269-8699 with questions, any time before the Oct. 15 grant application deadline.