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Iditarod National Historic Trail - Seward to Girdwood

Iditarod - Seward to Girdwood
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Please note that these web pages only show the 1000-mile primary historic route. There are an additional 1300 miles of alternate routes and connecting trails. These alternate routes and connecting trails are not part of the historic trail, and therefore, are not shown on this site.

  Seasons: All Season
  Difficulty: Moderate
  Activity:Snowmaching, Skiing, Dog Sledding, Hiking, Backpacking, Biking, Horsebacking riding, Wildlife viewing, Hunting, Fishing
  Length: 23 Miles - Johnson Pass Trail only

 Nearest Town:
Seward, Girdwood

 USGS Quads:
Seward A-7, B-7, C-6, C-7, D-6;
      How to Get There:
North Trailhead - At Mile 64, Seward Highway, east of Granite Creek Campground, turn south on Forest Service signed gravel road for 1/4 mile to trailhead parking.
South Trailhead - At Mile 32.5, Seward Highway, pull into Forest Service signed pullout for trailhead, west of Upper Trail Lake.
Note: Parking areas are not plowed in winter. Trail closed to saddle/packstock from April 1 - June 30 and to motorized vehicles from May 1 - November 30.
      Administered by:
Bureau of Land Management
Alaska State Office
222 W. 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99513-7599
(907) 271-5960


  Web Links:
Iditarod National Historic Trail, BLM
Chugach National Forest
Iditarod Trail, CNF
Trail Description:
The Seward to Girdwood portion of the Iditarod National Historic Trail on the Kenai Peninsula crosses mostly through Chugach National Forest (CNF). Much of the trail is not usable by recreationists since the Alaska Railroad and the Seward Highway were built along the historic route. The Old Johnson Trail in Chugach National Forest is that portion of the Iditarod National Historic Trail which can be used for outdoor recreation use.

Johnson Lake      Johnson Pass

Last updated on Wednesday, March 12, 2008.
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