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Iditarod National Historic Trail - Girdwood to Eklutna

Iditarod - Girdwood to Eklutna
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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: Easy to Difficult
  Activity: Hiking, Backpacking, Wildlife viewing, Hunting
  Length: 26 Miles - Crow Pass Trail only

 Nearest Town:
Girdwood, Eagle River

 USGS Quads:
Anchorage A-6, A-7, B-7

      How to Get There:
South Trailhead - At Mile 90, Seward Highway (35 miles south of Anchorage), turn north onto Alyeska Highway. After 2 miles, turn left onto Crow Creek Road (gravel). Trailhead at end of road (7 miles).
North Trailhead - Eagle River Nature Center, Mile 12 Eagle River Road.

  Web Links:
Iditarod National Historic Trail
Chugach State Park
      Administered by:
Bureau of Land Management
Alaska State Office
222 W. 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99513-7599
(907) 271-5960

Trail Description:
The Girdwood to Ekultna portion of the Iditarod National Historic Trail is near Anchorage. The Girdwood end starts in Chugach National Forest, and passes through Chugach State Park. Once the trail leaves Chugach State Park, the land it crosses has various land owners, many of them private land owners. Parts of the trail are not usable by recreationists since various roads and highways were built along the historic route. The Crow Pass Trail is that portion of the Iditarod National Historic Trail which can be used for outdoor recreation use. The south end of Crow Pass Trail is in Chugach National Forest, the north end in Chugach State Park, with the major of the trail in Chugach State Park.

Eagle Glacier      Crow Pass

Last updated on Friday, January 11, 2008.
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