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Iditarod National Historic Trail - Eklutna to Skwentna

Iditarod - Eklutna to Skwentna
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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: Winter only
  Difficulty: Easy to Difficulty
  Activity:Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding, Skiing
  Length: Unknown

  How to Get There:
There are roads to the towns of Eklutna and Knik. Access to the towns Susitna and Skwentna is by airplane or trail only. There are no offical trailheads for this section of the Iditarod.

     Nearest Town:
Eklutna, Knik, Susitna, Skwentna

 USGS Quads:
Anchorage B-7, B-8, C-7; Tyonek B-1, B-2, C-2, C-3, D-3, D-4

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

Trail Description:
The Eklutna to Skwentna section of the Iditarod National Historic Trail crosses lands owned by several entites. Possible land owners include Native Corporations, municipal governments, and the State of Alaska as well as federal lands managed by the BLM, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of Defense. There are 10 institutional land managers across the entire trail, and numerous private owners. Please be careful as not to trespass on private land. A historical note: A ferry system, which no longer exists, was used to cross the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet. The map shows this crossing, since it is the historical route of the trail, but there is no way to cross Knik Arm at this location today. Also, other parts of the trail are not usable because various roads and highways are built along the historic route. A portion of this section of the trail is only usable in the winter when the extensive marshes and bogs are frozen.

Last updated on Wednesday, February 6, 2008.
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